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Accounting I ACCT-101-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

This course is an introduction to financial accounting. Financial accounting ...

This course is an introduction to financial accounting. Financial accounting is the process through which an organization reports financial information to interested parties. In other words, it is the language of business. The information is used for decision-making purposes by managers, investors, bankers, labor unions, suppliers, etc. In this class, you will learn how to prepare, analyze and use financial accounting information.
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Accounting II ACCT-102-20

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

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
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

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
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
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

Professor Melissa Fisher
TR 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm ...

Professor Melissa Fisher
TR 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm
ICC 104
The course explores the city as a site for the negotiation of cultural diversity and community. Drawing on a variety of historical and ethnographic studies, we examine how urban life conditions the production and reproduction of culture and the relation of such processes to larger structures of capitalism, technology, globalization, as well as social and artistic movements. Throughout the course, methodological questions regarding the city as an object of historical and ethnographic study are highlighted. We focus our analysis through attention to the city in general as well as New York City, Washington DC, Chicago and Los Angeles in particular, in order to situate the regions – and the nation – amid the conditions and processes affecting the entire globe.
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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

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 welcomes undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic course ...

This course welcomes undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic course work for credit and others who wish to acquire or improve proficiency for professional or personal reasons. Non-intensive language courses offer 1.5 hours of daily contact for 5 days and award 3 credits and build skills for speaking as well as proficiency in reading, writing, and listening. The three-volume series Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya by Brustad, Al-Tonsi and Al-Batal et al., Georgetown University Press provides the foundational materials for this program.
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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

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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
1st Summer 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

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.

This course is intended to increase spoken Arabic proficiency through ...

This course is intended to increase spoken Arabic proficiency through focusing on intensive practice of interactive functional skills necessary in communicative situations, such as vocabulary retention and retrieval, listening comprehension, and fundamental conversation strategies. It assumes some knowledge of Arabic script and grammatical structure and is designed to enable nonnative speakers of Arabic to communicate actively and appropriately with educated native speakers on a wide range of topics. Prerequisite: at least one year of Modern Standard Arabic.
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Spoken Arabic II ARAB-114-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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

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.

This course is intended to increase spoken Arabic proficiency through ...

This course is intended to increase spoken Arabic proficiency through focusing on intensive practice of interactive functional skills necessary in communicative situations, such as vocabulary retention and retrieval, listening comprehension, and fundamental conversation strategies. It assumes some knowledge of Arabic script and grammatical structure and is designed to enable nonnative speakers of Arabic to communicate actively and appropriately with educated native speakers on a wide range of topics. Prerequisite: at least one year of Modern Standard Arabic.
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Intens 3rd Lvl Md Stnd Arab I ARAB-215-10

Credits: 6
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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. Fall and Spring.
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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

American City: Life and Structure (A Biography Through Form)
Examines ...

American City: Life and Structure (A Biography Through Form)
Examines the urban life and form, content, and history of six American
cities (Detroit, Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles) using as a touchstone the life story of Malcolm X, who had ties to all of these places. From visionary plan to economic and social content to everyday realities, the course explores how a city makes man and man makes a city. Pursuing this with special focus on one urban form, the street, the course employs field and sketching trips, film, music, the
short story, maps, poetry, census data, and more.
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Drawing I:Visual Language ARTS-110-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer Session
Laboratory
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. Fall and Spring.

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Intro to Printmaking ARTS-120-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer Session
Laboratory
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 and drypoint on copper and zinc, Lithography on stone, as Whistler and Picasso practiced, and Relief on linoleum and wood in the manner of Rockwell Kent and Hiroshege. Students will do assigned test prints in each technique and develop their own personal imagery using the method of their choice.
Museum and Gallery visits are required.

No prerequisite
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Photography I ARTS-130-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer Session
Laboratory
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.
Fall and Spring.

No prerequisite.
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Painting I: Oil ARTS-150-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer Session
Laboratory
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.

Fall and Spring.

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

Credits: 3
Presession
Laboratory
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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Ecology & the Environment BIOL-008-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

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 using books and articles written for a general audience. In Part 1 (what an ecologist wants to know), we will discuss how a forest works, scientific observation, global patterns, lake ecology, and evaluation of environmental quality. In Part 2, we will study how global climate change is altering specific ecologic systems. In Part 3, we discuss the impact of invasive species especially on islands. In Part 4, we will read and discuss a recent book on another ecologic topic. This course satisfies the general education requirement for a science course and is not open to students majoring in a science. [Not recommended for students who have taken BIOL-016.]
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Found in Biology I BIOL-105-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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

Found in Biology II BIOL-106-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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

Found in Biology I-Lab BIOL-115-20

Credits: 2
2nd Summer 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.

None
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Found in Biology II-Lab BIOL-116-10

Credits: 2
1st Summer 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 106-10.

None
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Biological Chemistry BIOL-151-10

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

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. The course includes three lecture hours and one four-hour laboratory.

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
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 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.

This course fulfills the "Cells and Systems" distribution requirement for Biology majors. It was previous offered as BIOL-208.
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Mammalian Physiology Lab BIOL-176-10

Credits: 1
1st Summer 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.

None
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General Chemistry Lecture I CHEM-001-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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. Fall.
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General Chemistry Lec II CHEM-002-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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: 010. Prerequisite: 001. Spring.
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General Chemistry Lab I CHEM-009-10

Credits: 2
1st Summer 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
2nd Summer 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 designed for the non-science major students to ...

This course 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 lab 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
1st Summer 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

Principles and theories of organic chemistry, including structural changes as ...

Principles and theories of organic chemistry, including structural changes as studied by spectroscopy (IR, NMR, and mass spectra). Preparations, reactions, mechanisms, stereochemistry, and properties of alkanes, alkenes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, and organometallic compounds are studied in detail. Prerequisites: -002, -010. Three lectures plus evening sessions for exams. Fall.
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Organic Chemistry II CHEM-116-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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

Continues and presupposes -115. Compounds studied include aromatic compounds, amines ...

Continues and presupposes -115. Compounds studied include aromatic compounds, amines, carbonyl-containing compounds, conjugated and difunctional compounds, heterocyclics, and the biologically important amino acids, peptides, and carbohydrates. Prerequisite: -115. Three lectures plus evening sessions for exams. Spring.
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Organic Chemistry I Lab CHEM-117-10

Credits: 2
1st Summer 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
1st Summer 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
1st Summer 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
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
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.

This class, for students with one year of college Latin ...

This class, for students with one year of college Latin or the equivalent, combines grammar review with an introduction to the reading and translation of Latin prose and verse literature. The texts to be studied are: (1) Cicero’s first and third orations against the alleged conspirator Catiline, delivered respectively to the Senate and the People of Rome in 63 BC; and (2) book 2 of Vergil’s epic of Rome’s foundation, the Aeneid. A special emphasis is placed in the second half of the course on the idiosyncrasies of poetic language and mastering Vergil’s meter, the dactylic hexameter. After successful completion of this class, students are ready for advanced courses in Latin literature.
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Intro to Informatn Technology COSC-010-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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.
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Intro to Informatn Technology COSC-010-20

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

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.
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Intro to Comp Sci Using Ruby COSC-015-10

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

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.
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Math Methods for Comp Sci COSC-030-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

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.
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Computer Science I COSC-051-10

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 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.
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Computer Science I COSC-051-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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.
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Computer Science II COSC-052-20

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

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
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 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
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

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
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 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.
Fall and Spring.
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Econ Principles Macro ECON-002-20

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

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.
Fall and Spring.
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Intermediate Micro ECON-101-20

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

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
1st Summer 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. Fall and Spring.
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Economic Statistics ECON-121-10

Credits: 4
1st Summer 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. Fall and Spring.
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Intro to Econometrics ECON-122-20

Credits: 4
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
 
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. Fall and Spring.
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International Trade ECON-243-10

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 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. Fall and Spring.
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International Trade ECON-243-20

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

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. Fall and Spring.
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International Finance ECON-244-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

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
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

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
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

Cannot take if successfully completed ENGL 130.


The course will look closely at five of Shakespeare’s ...


The course will look closely at five of Shakespeare’s best known plays: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, King Henry IV, Part I, and King Lear. It will focus largely (but not exclusively) on two significant questions: how might these plays have been brought to life by actors on a stage in Shakespeare’s time and how might they continue to be brought to life by actors in our own time. Through the process of seeking answers to those questions the course will hope also to discover what the plays of Shakespeare, on the page and on the stage, might say to us now, some five hundred years after they were written. Students will be asked to take part in a number of acting exercises throughout the semester to enhance their understanding of how a script is brought to life on the stage. (The course carries four credits in order to provide them an opportunity to do so).
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19C American Literature ENGL-153-20

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

"Course Title: ""19th-Century U. S. Literatures: Class, Poverty, and the ...

"Course Title: ""19th-Century U. S. Literatures: Class, Poverty, and the American Dream""

As scholars routinely note, class remains an under-studied category in 19th-century U. S. literature and culture. This course will examine literary and cultural representations of social class, and will explore how class as literary construction is inseparable from discourses of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, and empire. Overall in the course, we will explore the American Dream of unencumbered class mobility as a particular instance of what critic Lauren Berlant terms ""national fantasy,"" a utopian national ideal at once deemed universally accessible and inscribed by a variety of social differences. We will examine the way 19th-century literary texts both reproduce, and expose contradictions within, this governing ideology of “Americanness”: we will consider the ways in which these texts measure the distance between utopian ideal and historical “reality” and register what Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb term the “hidden injuries of class”—invisible psychic and social costs of subscription to this national ideal. Course readings include literary texts by George Foster, Frank Webb, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Skidmore, Sarah Bagley and other New England millworkers who contributed to the Lowell Offering and the Voice of Industry, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Rebecca Harding Davis, Horatio Alger, Stephen Crane, Edith Wharton, and Anzia Yezierska. We will also read selected theoretical, critical, and historical articles addressing various aspects of class formation and the construction of class subjectivities in the nineteenth-century U. S. We will end the course by considering representations of class in contemporary film and television, to assess how (to quote the title of the influential series of articles (2005) in the New York Times) “class matters” in contemporary U. S. culture, and to situate U. S. class relations and identities in a global context."
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19C American Literature ENGL-153-25

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

This course section is for graduate students only.

"Course Title: ""19th-Century U. S. Literatures: Class, Poverty, and the ...

"Course Title: ""19th-Century U. S. Literatures: Class, Poverty, and the American Dream""

As scholars routinely note, class remains an under-studied category in 19th-century U. S. literature and culture. This course will examine literary and cultural representations of social class, and will explore how class as literary construction is inseparable from discourses of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, and empire. Overall in the course, we will explore the American Dream of unencumbered class mobility as a particular instance of what critic Lauren Berlant terms ""national fantasy,"" a utopian national ideal at once deemed universally accessible and inscribed by a variety of social differences. We will examine the way 19th-century literary texts both reproduce, and expose contradictions within, this governing ideology of “Americanness”: we will consider the ways in which these texts measure the distance between utopian ideal and historical “reality” and register what Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb term the “hidden injuries of class”—invisible psychic and social costs of subscription to this national ideal. Course readings include literary texts by George Foster, Frank Webb, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Skidmore, Sarah Bagley and other New England millworkers who contributed to the Lowell Offering and the Voice of Industry, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Rebecca Harding Davis, Horatio Alger, Stephen Crane, Edith Wharton, and Anzia Yezierska. We will also read selected theoretical, critical, and historical articles addressing various aspects of class formation and the construction of class subjectivities in the nineteenth-century U. S. We will end the course by considering representations of class in contemporary film and television, to assess how (to quote the title of the influential series of articles (2005) in the New York Times) “class matters” in contemporary U. S. culture, and to situate U. S. class relations and identities in a global context."
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Satire ENGL-224-20

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

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
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

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
1st 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

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 and J. R. R. Tolkien.
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Science Fiction & Fantasy ENGL-234-15

Credits: 3
1st 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

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 and J. R. R. Tolkien.
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Detective Fiction ENGL-235-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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

In the early twentieth century, a new American literary genre ...

In the early twentieth century, a new American literary genre emerged that embodied the promise and threat of city streets and the social estrangement of the men and women who walked down them. This “gals, guts, and guns” school of detective fiction--otherwise known as “hard-boiled”--investigated much more than who killed Colonel Mustard in the library with a knife. This course will trace the evolution of this remarkable and distinctly American literary genre, as well as the topics it obsessively explores: masculinity, the dangers of female sexuality, the threat of “foreign” immigration into the U.S., work, social class, and the limits—geographical and metaphorical--of American possibility. We will also examine crucial twentieth-century debates over the literary value of detective fiction: Is it simply sociology dressed up in a trench coat? Is it a brilliant literary formula composed of two parts alienation and one part alcohol? Is it just too darn entertaining to be high art? Along the way, we will also consider a few selected film noirs (Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, Laura, DOA) that have been inspired by hard-boiled detective fiction.

The syllabus includes the works of American masters like Poe, Hammett, Chandler, and Macdonald, as well as the classic British mystery writers, such as Doyle and Christie, whose work represents an alternative literary tradition.

Requirements include a semester long research project and final presentation, a mid-semester research paper, and a final exam.
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Detective Fiction ENGL-235-15

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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.

In the early twentieth century, a new American literary genre ...

In the early twentieth century, a new American literary genre emerged that embodied the promise and threat of city streets and the social estrangement of the men and women who walked down them. This “gals, guts, and guns” school of detective fiction--otherwise known as “hard-boiled”--investigated much more than who killed Colonel Mustard in the library with a knife. This course will trace the evolution of this remarkable and distinctly American literary genre, as well as the topics it obsessively explores: masculinity, the dangers of female sexuality, the threat of “foreign” immigration into the U.S., work, social class, and the limits—geographical and metaphorical--of American possibility. We will also examine crucial twentieth-century debates over the literary value of detective fiction: Is it simply sociology dressed up in a trench coat? Is it a brilliant literary formula composed of two parts alienation and one part alcohol? Is it just too darn entertaining to be high art? Along the way, we will also consider a few selected film noirs (Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, Laura, DOA) that have been inspired by hard-boiled detective fiction.

The syllabus includes the works of American masters like Poe, Hammett, Chandler, and Macdonald, as well as the classic British mystery writers, such as Doyle and Christie, whose work represents an alternative literary tradition.

Requirements include a semester long research project and final presentation, a mid-semester research paper, and a final exam.
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Pulp Fiction ENGL-237-20

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

Pulp Fiction ENGL-237-25

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

This course section is for graduate students.

None
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Young Adult Lit. ENGL-238-10

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

Young Adult Lit. ENGL-238-15

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 section is for graduate students only.

None
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Cultural Reprsnt:War/Terrorism ENGL-246-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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.

Cultural Representations of War and Mass Violence

The class explores ...

Cultural Representations of War and Mass Violence

The class explores how war and violence in the U.S. and Middle East are documented, depicted and narrated, specifically, how contemporary literature, performance art, photography, film, and social media can be used to create cultures of social awareness, and public feeling. We will discuss: the human body's role and value in the context of war; the functions of gender, sexuality, and torture in “the war on terror”; the ethics of spectating human suffering; the merging of photojournalism and artistic practices, the effects of visual framing in a global contest of images; and the romance and humor of violence. Works will include: The Corpse Exhibition, Standard Operating Procedure, Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq , Operation Atropos, Bare Life Study #1, 7 Jewish Children, Unembedded, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Repetition, Waltz with Bashir. As a Level I elective, the class will emphasize close reading and analysis of written and visual media as well as writing in the form of several short papers.
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Cultural Reprsnt:War/Terrorism ENGL-246-25

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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.

Cultural Representations of War and Mass Violence

The class explores ...

Cultural Representations of War and Mass Violence

The class explores how war and violence in the U.S. and Middle East are documented, depicted and narrated, specifically, how contemporary literature, performance art, photography, film, and social media can be used to create cultures of social awareness, and public feeling. We will discuss: the human body's role and value in the context of war; the functions of gender, sexuality, and torture in “the war on terror”; the ethics of spectating human suffering; the merging of photojournalism and artistic practices, the effects of visual framing in a global contest of images; and the romance and humor of violence. Works will include: The Corpse Exhibition, Standard Operating Procedure, Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq , Operation Atropos, Bare Life Study #1, 7 Jewish Children, Unembedded, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Repetition, Waltz with Bashir. As a Level I elective, the class will emphasize close reading and analysis of written and visual media as well as writing in the form of several short papers.
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Post-WWII US Cinema ENGL-252-10

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

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
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 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
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

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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Development of Motion Picture FMST-210-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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

Cutting Edge:Documentary Film FMST-356-20

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

Introductory French I FREN-001-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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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Introductory French II FREN-002-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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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Intro Germ I: Exper Germany GERM-001-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

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
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

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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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 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
1st 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

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
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

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
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 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
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

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
1st 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

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
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

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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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-060-21

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

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
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 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
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
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

A study of the American Constitution in light of judicial ...

A study of the American Constitution in light of judicial interpretation. After a brief examination of the judicial process and contemporary Supreme Court procedures, this course employs the case law approach to analyze major Court decisions. The focus will be on the Supreme Court’s evolving interpretation of how governmental power is distributed and checked based on the principles of separation of powers, federalism, and individual rights.

This course counts for the American Government distribution requirement.
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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
1st Summer 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
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

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-458-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

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
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
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

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
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 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
1st Summer 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 2015, all sections ...

For College students in the Class of 2015, all sections of HIST 007 fulfill the general education requirement for one semester of Early History and fulfill this requirement at the introductory level. Thus, HIST 007 can be combined with a semester of Late History from either the introductory level (HIST 008), or HIST 112, 129, 159, or 161. Note that one semester of the two-semester history general education requirement must be at the introductory level.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.

The various sections of the course 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 Atlantic World sections draw together the histories of four continents, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America, to investigate the new Atlantic world created as a consequence of the Columbian encounter in 1492. The class traces the creation of this world from the first European forays in the Atlantic and on the coast of Africa in the fifteenth century to the first wars for colonial independence and the abolition of slavery. Topics include the destruction and reconfiguration of indigenous societies; the crucial labor migrations of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans; and the various strategies of accommodation, resistance, and rebellion demonstrated by the many different inhabitants of the Americas.

The Europe I sections offer an analysis of the major political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization to 1789. Special attention is also paid to issues of class, gender, marginality and the relationship of Europe to non-western cultures.
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Intro Early Hist: Europe I HIST-007-11

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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 2015, all sections ...

For College students in the Class of 2015, all sections of HIST 007 fulfill the general education requirement for one semester of Early History and fulfill this requirement at the introductory level. Thus, HIST 007 can be combined with a semester of Late History from either the introductory level (HIST 008), or HIST 112, 129, 159, or 161. Note that one semester of the two-semester history general education requirement must be at the introductory level.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.

The various sections of the course 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 Atlantic World sections draw together the histories of four continents, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America, to investigate the new Atlantic world created as a consequence of the Columbian encounter in 1492. The class traces the creation of this world from the first European forays in the Atlantic and on the coast of Africa in the fifteenth century to the first wars for colonial independence and the abolition of slavery. Topics include the destruction and reconfiguration of indigenous societies; the crucial labor migrations of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans; and the various strategies of accommodation, resistance, and rebellion demonstrated by the many different inhabitants of the Americas.

The Europe I sections offer an analysis of the major political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization to 1789. Special attention is also paid to issues of class, gender, marginality and the relationship of Europe to non-western cultures.
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Intro Early Hist: World I HIST-007-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online.

For College students in the Class of 2015, all sections ...

For College students in the Class of 2015, all sections of HIST 007 fulfill the general education requirement for one semester of Early History and fulfill this requirement at the introductory level. Thus, HIST 007 can be combined with a semester of Late History from either the introductory level (HIST 008), or HIST 112, 129, 159, or 161. Note that one semester of the two-semester history general education requirement must be at the introductory level.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.

The various sections of the course 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 Atlantic World sections draw together the histories of four continents, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America, to investigate the new Atlantic world created as a consequence of the Columbian encounter in 1492. The class traces the creation of this world from the first European forays in the Atlantic and on the coast of Africa in the fifteenth century to the first wars for colonial independence and the abolition of slavery. Topics include the destruction and reconfiguration of indigenous societies; the crucial labor migrations of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans; and the various strategies of accommodation, resistance, and rebellion demonstrated by the many different inhabitants of the Americas.

The Europe I sections offer an analysis of the major political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization to 1789. Special attention is also paid to issues of class, gender, marginality and the relationship of Europe to non-western cultures.
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Intro Early Hist: Atl. World HIST-007-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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 2015, all sections ...

For College students in the Class of 2015, all sections of HIST 007 fulfill the general education requirement for one semester of Early History and fulfill this requirement at the introductory level. Thus, HIST 007 can be combined with a semester of Late History from either the introductory level (HIST 008), or HIST 112, 129, 159, or 161. Note that one semester of the two-semester history general education requirement must be at the introductory level.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 007 or HIST 008 fulfill the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.

The various sections of the course 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 Atlantic World sections draw together the histories of four continents, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America, to investigate the new Atlantic world created as a consequence of the Columbian encounter in 1492. The class traces the creation of this world from the first European forays in the Atlantic and on the coast of Africa in the fifteenth century to the first wars for colonial independence and the abolition of slavery. Topics include the destruction and reconfiguration of indigenous societies; the crucial labor migrations of Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans; and the various strategies of accommodation, resistance, and rebellion demonstrated by the many different inhabitants of the Americas.

The Europe I sections offer an analysis of the major political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization to 1789. Special attention is also paid to issues of class, gender, marginality and the relationship of Europe to non-western cultures.
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Intro Late Hist: Pacific World HIST-008-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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 2015, all sections ...

For College students in the Class of 2015, all sections of HIST 008 fulfill the general education requirement for one semester of Late History and fulfill this requirement at the introductory level. Thus, HIST 008 can be combined with a semester of Early History from either the introductory level (HIST 007), or HIST 111, 128, 158, or 160. Note that one semester of the two-semester history general education requirement must be at the introductory level.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 008 or HIST 007 fulfill the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.

The various sections of the course 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 II sections consider human history since about 1500 AD, focusing on the dynamics of global interaction. The class seeks to familiarize students with, and help them contextualize, historical processes and phenomena such as colonialism and imperialism, industrialization, modern population growth, nationalism and the rise of the nation-state, great power politics, and the emergence of modern science. Its goal is to explain how the world got to be the way it is, with a particular focus on how social and ethno-cultural identities have been shaped--and have in turn shaped--political, economic, and physical environments.

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.

The Europe II sections offer an analysis of the significant political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization since the eruption of the French Revolution. Special attention is also paid to issues of class, gender, marginality and the relationship of Europe to non-Western cultures.
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Intro Late Hist: World II HIST-008-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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 2015, all sections ...

For College students in the Class of 2015, all sections of HIST 008 fulfill the general education requirement for one semester of Late History and fulfill this requirement at the introductory level. Thus, HIST 008 can be combined with a semester of Early History from either the introductory level (HIST 007), or HIST 111, 128, 158, or 160. Note that one semester of the two-semester history general education requirement must be at the introductory level.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 008 or HIST 007 fulfill the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.

The various sections of the course 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 II sections consider human history since about 1500 AD, focusing on the dynamics of global interaction. The class seeks to familiarize students with, and help them contextualize, historical processes and phenomena such as colonialism and imperialism, industrialization, modern population growth, nationalism and the rise of the nation-state, great power politics, and the emergence of modern science. Its goal is to explain how the world got to be the way it is, with a particular focus on how social and ethno-cultural identities have been shaped--and have in turn shaped--political, economic, and physical environments.

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.

The Europe II sections offer an analysis of the significant political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization since the eruption of the French Revolution. Special attention is also paid to issues of class, gender, marginality and the relationship of Europe to non-Western cultures.
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Intro Late Hist: Europe II HIST-008-21

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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 2015, all sections ...

For College students in the Class of 2015, all sections of HIST 008 fulfill the general education requirement for one semester of Late History and fulfill this requirement at the introductory level. Thus, HIST 008 can be combined with a semester of Early History from either the introductory level (HIST 007), or HIST 111, 128, 158, or 160. Note that one semester of the two-semester history general education requirement must be at the introductory level.
For College students in the Class of 2017 and beyond, all sections of HIST 008 or HIST 007 fulfill the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.

The various sections of the course 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 II sections consider human history since about 1500 AD, focusing on the dynamics of global interaction. The class seeks to familiarize students with, and help them contextualize, historical processes and phenomena such as colonialism and imperialism, industrialization, modern population growth, nationalism and the rise of the nation-state, great power politics, and the emergence of modern science. Its goal is to explain how the world got to be the way it is, with a particular focus on how social and ethno-cultural identities have been shaped--and have in turn shaped--political, economic, and physical environments.

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.

The Europe II sections offer an analysis of the significant political, social, economic, diplomatic, religious, intellectual, and scientific developments in European Civilization since the eruption of the French Revolution. Special attention is also paid to issues of class, gender, marginality and the relationship of Europe to non-Western cultures.
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The Islamic World HIST-109-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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
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

Latin America I HIST-158-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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.

An introduction to the histories and cultures of Latin America ...

An introduction to the histories and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. The course begins with pre-Hispanic societies, primarily the Aztec and the Inca domains, but with attention to diverse indigenous peoples. It goes on to explore conquest, colonialism, and culture change in Spanish America, and the development of slave societies in Brazil and the Caribbean.
This course meets the general education requirement in History for College students in the Class of 2015, when taken in combination with a LATE introductory-level history course (HIST 008).
For the College Class of 2017 and beyond, this course fulfills the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.
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Latin America II HIST-159-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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.
This course meets the general education requirement in History for College students in the Class of 2015, when taken in combination with an EARLY introductory-level history course (HIST 007).
For the College Class of 2017 and beyond, this course fulfills the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.
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Middle East I HIST-160-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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 examines the principal social, cultural, economic and political ...

The course examines the principal social, cultural, economic and political features of the Muslim world from the late sixth to the early sixteenth centuries. It focuses on the geo-strategic and cultural conditions that attended the rise of the new monotheistic faith of Islam; the formation and evolution of classical and medieval Muslim institutions; the 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 of the eleventh-thirteenth centuries.
This course meets the general education requirement in History for College students in the Class of 2015, when taken in combination with a LATE introductory-level history course (HIST 008).
For the College Class of 2017 and beyond, this course fulfills the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.
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Middle East II HIST-161-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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).
This course meets the general education requirement in History for College students in the Class of 2015, when taken in combination with an EARLY introductory-level history course (HIST 007).
For the College Class of 2017 and beyond, this course fulfills the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.
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Biochem & Human Functioning HSCI-111-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online.

This is a one semester biochemistry lecture non-laboratory course primarily ...

This is a one semester biochemistry lecture non-laboratory course primarily intended for undergraduate nursing and international health majors. It is also suitable for other students who desire a one semester biochemistry survey course with human clinical applications. HSCI-111 will not fulfill pre-medical, pre-dental or graduate school requirements for a laboratory biochemistry course.
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American Secularism INAF-264-01

Credits: 3
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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Paris-Moscow:21st C Euro Jewry INAF-399-20

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

Also listed as JCIV 399.

Eve, Mary, and Fatima are the central women of Judaism ...

Eve, Mary, and Fatima are the central women of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This course explores their definitions, roles, and presentations in visual culture. Feminist scholars argue that the fundamental purpose for the imaging of women is to teach both theological doctrine and appropriate societal roles for women. Following that mode of analysis, images of women in the modes of Eve, Mary, and Fatima will be witnessed through the arts from painting and sculpture to film and television. Lectures and in-class discussions will focus on modules devoted to an in-depth examination of the scriptural texts on the role of the visual modality, a chronological overview of the role of women in each tradition, and an analysis of the core relationship between the image of woman and the religious understanding of woman. Special questions arising from the images and theologies of Eve, Mary, and Fatima will be considered.
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Quantitative Meth:Intrnl Pol IPOL-320-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online.

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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
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.

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Paris-Moscow:21st C Euro Jewry JCIV-399-20

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

Also listed as INAF 399.

None
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Intro to Justice & Peace JUPS-123-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

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. The course will include regular student-facilitated discussions and require active participation, approximately 15 pages of written work.
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Nonviolence Theory & Practice JUPS-202-20

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

This course is designed to introduce students to a perspective ...

This course is designed to introduce students to a perspective on nonviolence that integrates theory and practice, drawing upon a wide range of literature and examples. A central aim of the course is to develop a holistic view of nonviolence as a set of practices that range from the personal and local to the national and global. The course seeks to foster an experiential engagement with the tenets of nonviolence, through participation in workshops, activities, and projects in the community and region. The overarching objective is to develop a systematic analysis of nonviolence in order to cultivate effective approaches to addressing contemporary challenges in society through nonviolent means, as well as envisioning and animating a world built on the tenets of nonviolence.
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Cross-Cultural Communication LING-333-10

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 approaches cross cultural communication from the perspective of ...


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 is paid to interactions between different genders and generations, interactions in professional settings, and interactions via social media. Roughly the first quarter of the course will be spent 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 medicine. Class time will be divided between lectures, class-wide and small group discussions, and hands-on data collection and analysis activities. Students will complete regular writing assignments based on the readings, field notes, one written project, as well as a final exam.
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Principles of Marketing MARK-220-20

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

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

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
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

Prerequisite Algebra II.

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Calculus I MATH-035-01

Credits: 4
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. Students do not need to have any familiarity with calculus, but do need good algebra/precalculus preparation.

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. Fall and Spring.
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Calculus I MATH-035-10

Credits: 4
1st Summer 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. Students do not need to have any familiarity with calculus, but do need good algebra/precalculus preparation.

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. Fall and Spring.
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Calculus I MATH-035-20

Credits: 4
2nd Summer 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. Students do not need to have any familiarity with calculus, but do need good algebra/precalculus preparation.

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. Fall and Spring.
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Calculus II MATH-036-20

Credits: 4
2nd Summer 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.

A continuation of MATH-035.

Topics include techniques of integration, applications ...

A continuation of MATH-035.

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. Fall and Spring.
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Probability and Statistics MATH-040-10

Credits: 4
1st Summer 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.

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, logic ...

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning, as well as basic statistical methods used to analyze data and evaluate studies.
The major topics to be covered include methods for exploratory data analysis, an introduction to sampling and experimental design, elementary probability theory and random variables, and methods for statistical inference including simple linear regression.
The objectives of this course are to help students develop a critical approach to the evaluation of study designs, data and results, and to develop skills in the application of basic statistical methods in empirical research. An important feature of the course will be the use of statistical software to facilitate the understanding of important statistical ideas and for the implementation of data analysis. The course has two lectures and one lab section.

Cannot be taken for credit if the student has already taken ECON 121, Gov 201, OPIM 173, IPOL 320 or MATH 140.

College Economics and Political Economy majors should enroll in ECON 121, rather than MATH 040.

This course does NOT satisfy the Mathematics minor or majors requirement for a Statistics class--these students should enroll in MATH 140.

Seniors and Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical students must get special permission to enroll in this course.
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Probability and Statistics MATH-040-130

Credits: 4
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online.

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, logic ...

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning, as well as basic statistical methods used to analyze data and evaluate studies.
The major topics to be covered include methods for exploratory data analysis, an introduction to sampling and experimental design, elementary probability theory and random variables, and methods for statistical inference including simple linear regression.
The objectives of this course are to help students develop a critical approach to the evaluation of study designs, data and results, and to develop skills in the application of basic statistical methods in empirical research. An important feature of the course will be the use of statistical software to facilitate the understanding of important statistical ideas and for the implementation of data analysis. The course has two lectures and one lab section.

Cannot be taken for credit if the student has already taken ECON 121, Gov 201, OPIM 173, IPOL 320 or MATH 140.

College Economics and Political Economy majors should enroll in ECON 121, rather than MATH 040.

This course does NOT satisfy the Mathematics minor or majors requirement for a Statistics class--these students should enroll in MATH 140.

Seniors and Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical students must get special permission to enroll in this course.
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Probability and Statistics MATH-040-20

Credits: 4
2nd Summer 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.

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, logic ...

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning, as well as basic statistical methods used to analyze data and evaluate studies.
The major topics to be covered include methods for exploratory data analysis, an introduction to sampling and experimental design, elementary probability theory and random variables, and methods for statistical inference including simple linear regression.
The objectives of this course are to help students develop a critical approach to the evaluation of study designs, data and results, and to develop skills in the application of basic statistical methods in empirical research. An important feature of the course will be the use of statistical software to facilitate the understanding of important statistical ideas and for the implementation of data analysis. The course has two lectures and one lab section.

Cannot be taken for credit if the student has already taken ECON 121, Gov 201, OPIM 173, IPOL 320 or MATH 140.

College Economics and Political Economy majors should enroll in ECON 121, rather than MATH 040.

This course does NOT satisfy the Mathematics minor or majors requirement for a Statistics class--these students should enroll in MATH 140.

Seniors and Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical students must get special permission to enroll in this course.
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Multivariable Calculus MATH-137-10

Credits: 4
1st Summer 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

This is a first course in differential and integral calculus ...

This is a first course in differential and integral calculus of functions of several variables. After the introduction of vectors and the 2 and 3-dimensional Euclidean space, functions of several variables are discussed. Functions of two variables will be visualized by surfaces in the three-dimensional space. Further topics include partial derivatives and the total derivative of real-valued and vector-valued functions, the chain rule, directional derivatives, extrema of real-valued functions, constrained extrema and Lagrange multipliers, double and triple integrals, and the change of variables formula in multiple integrals.

This course consists of two 75-minute lectures and one 50-minute recitation section.
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Linear Algebra MATH-150-20

Credits: 4
2nd Summer 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

Normally taken after MATH-137.

This course presents the basic theory ...

Normally taken after MATH-137.

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. Fall and Spring.
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Management & Org Behavior MGMT-201-10

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

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
1st Summer 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
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

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
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

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
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

An Introduction to Ethics is taught in the FALL, SPRING ...

An Introduction to Ethics is taught in the FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER semesters. Please scroll down page to view individual section course descriptions:



FALL 2014

Sections 1 - 11
Stohr, Karen

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is an introduction to the study of philosophical ethics, understood as both a subject for theoretical reflection and a practical guide for how to live. We will explore the views of the West’s greatest ethical thinkers, both past and present, and we will use narratives from literature and film to illuminate the ethical issues they raise. The course begins with an exploration of the moral self, including conceptions of happiness, virtue, character, integrity, moral responsibility, and friendship. We will move from there to a discussion of ethical issues that arise out of interactions with others here at Georgetown, focusing on respect and self-respect. We will use philosophical readings to help us think reflectively about competition, academic honesty, alcohol use, and sexual relationships. Finally, we will broaden our outlook to more global ethical issues, with an emphasis on our role as agents capable of affecting the future of the planet. We will discuss the effects of our actions on impoverished people around the globe, animals, and the environment. We’ll conclude with a discussion of justice and the conduct of war. Please note that this course will be part of the Engelhard Project.

COURSE GOALS
o Students will appreciate the importance of theoretical ethical reflection in the effective resolution of practical ethical problems.
o Students will acquire the tools needed to locate and articulate the important points of disagreement between people on opposing sides of controversial issues.
o Students will cultivate the skill of critically evaluating ethical views and arguments.
o Students will learn how to construct philosophically sound ethical arguments of their own.
o Students will improve their ability to engage in respectful discussion of divisive moral issues
o Students will gain new insights into ethical problems arising in their daily lives.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Students will be expected to attend two lectures per week and one discussion section. Two papers will be required, along with a take-home, essay-based midterm and final exam.

TEXTBOOKS
Moral Philosophy: A Reader, edited by Louis Pojman and Peter Tramel, 4th edition Hackett, 2009). ISBN-13: 978-0-87220-962-6.

A Rulebook for Arguments, Anthony Weston, 4th edition (Hackett, 2008). ISBN-13: 978-0-87220-954-1

Lectures on Ethics, Immanuel Kant, trans. Louis Infield (Hackett, 1963). ISBN 0-915144-26-3.

Section 12
Murphy, Mark.

A lot of people think that the correct response to questions about what is morally right or morally wrong is a sort of skepticism: either there is no such thing as moral rightness and wrongness or, at the very least, we cannot have any confidence in any of our answers to these questions. There is somewhat less skepticism, though, about the idea of what people have good reason to do. In this course, we are going to think together about the various factors that are relevant to whether one has good reason to do something. We will then consider how reflection on these questions about good reasons is relevant to thinking clearly about morality. There is no textbook; all readings will be placed on reserve. Four short papers, two exams, and prepared and active attendance are required.

Section 13
Withy, Katherine

In this course, we will (i) explore the philosophical bases of contemporary moral intuitions and (ii) work collaboratively to develop the skills of philosophical writing and argument. By reading classic primary texts, we will explore the history of Western ethical thought in Aristotle (virtue ethics), Kant (deontology), Mill (utilitarianism), and Nietzsche (nihilism). We will end by taking a critical look at the modern ideal of being authentic, and our contemporary condition generally (Charles Taylor, Charles Guignon, Albert Borgmann). Students will learn to read difficult texts closely and to analyse the logical structure of arguments and concepts. We will also spend significant class time discussing and practising effective writing at the sentence-, paragraph- and paper-levels. In addition to a final 1500-word paper, students will submit weekly assignments demonstrating particular writing skills, and will peer-review one another’s work to consolidate those skills. All readings will be available on the course site, but a course packet can also be purchased from the bookstore.

Section 14
Lichtenberg, Judith

One aim of the course is to ask, and try to answer, some basic ethical questions. Are people fundamentally self-interested? Why should a person act morally? Does morality require a religious foundation? (Or, as Dostoevsky put it, is everything permitted if God is dead?) Is there a universal morality that applies across cultures?
To get a better understanding of these issues we will read some of the great philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill—who articulated theories and ideas that continue to inform thinking about ethics today—as well as some work of contemporary philosophers.
Utilizing these writings, we will also investigate some contemporary moral problems facing individuals as well as societies. Possible topics include punishment and the criminal justice system; abortion; the moral status of nonhuman animals; poverty and inequality.
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Intro to Ethics PHIL-010-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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

An Introduction to Ethics is taught in the FALL, SPRING ...

An Introduction to Ethics is taught in the FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER semesters. Please scroll down page to view individual section course descriptions:



FALL 2014

Sections 1 - 11
Stohr, Karen

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is an introduction to the study of philosophical ethics, understood as both a subject for theoretical reflection and a practical guide for how to live. We will explore the views of the West’s greatest ethical thinkers, both past and present, and we will use narratives from literature and film to illuminate the ethical issues they raise. The course begins with an exploration of the moral self, including conceptions of happiness, virtue, character, integrity, moral responsibility, and friendship. We will move from there to a discussion of ethical issues that arise out of interactions with others here at Georgetown, focusing on respect and self-respect. We will use philosophical readings to help us think reflectively about competition, academic honesty, alcohol use, and sexual relationships. Finally, we will broaden our outlook to more global ethical issues, with an emphasis on our role as agents capable of affecting the future of the planet. We will discuss the effects of our actions on impoverished people around the globe, animals, and the environment. We’ll conclude with a discussion of justice and the conduct of war. Please note that this course will be part of the Engelhard Project.

COURSE GOALS
o Students will appreciate the importance of theoretical ethical reflection in the effective resolution of practical ethical problems.
o Students will acquire the tools needed to locate and articulate the important points of disagreement between people on opposing sides of controversial issues.
o Students will cultivate the skill of critically evaluating ethical views and arguments.
o Students will learn how to construct philosophically sound ethical arguments of their own.
o Students will improve their ability to engage in respectful discussion of divisive moral issues
o Students will gain new insights into ethical problems arising in their daily lives.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Students will be expected to attend two lectures per week and one discussion section. Two papers will be required, along with a take-home, essay-based midterm and final exam.

TEXTBOOKS
Moral Philosophy: A Reader, edited by Louis Pojman and Peter Tramel, 4th edition Hackett, 2009). ISBN-13: 978-0-87220-962-6.

A Rulebook for Arguments, Anthony Weston, 4th edition (Hackett, 2008). ISBN-13: 978-0-87220-954-1

Lectures on Ethics, Immanuel Kant, trans. Louis Infield (Hackett, 1963). ISBN 0-915144-26-3.

Section 12
Murphy, Mark.

A lot of people think that the correct response to questions about what is morally right or morally wrong is a sort of skepticism: either there is no such thing as moral rightness and wrongness or, at the very least, we cannot have any confidence in any of our answers to these questions. There is somewhat less skepticism, though, about the idea of what people have good reason to do. In this course, we are going to think together about the various factors that are relevant to whether one has good reason to do something. We will then consider how reflection on these questions about good reasons is relevant to thinking clearly about morality. There is no textbook; all readings will be placed on reserve. Four short papers, two exams, and prepared and active attendance are required.

Section 13
Withy, Katherine

In this course, we will (i) explore the philosophical bases of contemporary moral intuitions and (ii) work collaboratively to develop the skills of philosophical writing and argument. By reading classic primary texts, we will explore the history of Western ethical thought in Aristotle (virtue ethics), Kant (deontology), Mill (utilitarianism), and Nietzsche (nihilism). We will end by taking a critical look at the modern ideal of being authentic, and our contemporary condition generally (Charles Taylor, Charles Guignon, Albert Borgmann). Students will learn to read difficult texts closely and to analyse the logical structure of arguments and concepts. We will also spend significant class time discussing and practising effective writing at the sentence-, paragraph- and paper-levels. In addition to a final 1500-word paper, students will submit weekly assignments demonstrating particular writing skills, and will peer-review one another’s work to consolidate those skills. All readings will be available on the course site, but a course packet can also be purchased from the bookstore.

Section 14
Lichtenberg, Judith

One aim of the course is to ask, and try to answer, some basic ethical questions. Are people fundamentally self-interested? Why should a person act morally? Does morality require a religious foundation? (Or, as Dostoevsky put it, is everything permitted if God is dead?) Is there a universal morality that applies across cultures?
To get a better understanding of these issues we will read some of the great philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill—who articulated theories and ideas that continue to inform thinking about ethics today—as well as some work of contemporary philosophers.
Utilizing these writings, we will also investigate some contemporary moral problems facing individuals as well as societies. Possible topics include punishment and the criminal justice system; abortion; the moral status of nonhuman animals; poverty and inequality.
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Intro to Philosophy PHIL-020-10

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



Fall 2014

Sections 1-11
Lewis, Neil

We believe all sorts ...



Fall 2014

Sections 1-11
Lewis, Neil

We believe all sorts of things about ourselves and about the world around us. Some of our important and fundamental beliefs we may have adopted after some thought, but many we just seem to have and have never taken the time to think carefully about. But a reflective person might start wondering whether in fact there are good reasons for these beliefs or whether some alternative beliefs might instead be true. We start to do philosophy when we start to wonder about such things -- we start to live what Socrates called an “examined life.”

For a long time people held beliefs along the following lines. There is a physical world and it is pretty much the way it seems to us in sense perception, but we are not fully of that world; we are, at least in part, or perhaps fully, non-physical beings. And unlike other living things, we have free will, a special kind of autonomy crucial for morality. And, despite the evil in it, the world, in both its physical and spiritual dimensions, is created and governed by a good God, who has a special interest in our well being and with whom we will finally reach human fulfillment, if all goes well, in an afterlife. The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century (and later, the theory of evolution) shook confidence in such beliefs. It suggested that the physical world is not as it seems, that we are purely physical beings without free will, as subject to the laws governing matter as is everything else, and that the world has no room for God to play a role. A critical examination of our beliefs was called for. Descartes’s Meditations, a seminal work of philosophy written in the seventeenth century, sought to maintain confidence in the old beliefs by arguing that their truth is required for the new science to be properly founded.

The Meditations makes a great entry point for the study of philosophy, and in this course we will use this work to begin our exploration of the issues noted above, considering not just Descartes’s views but also the further development of these issues in historical and contemporary thinkers.

Section 12
Lu-Adler, Huaping

This course revolves around determinism, freedom (of the will), and responsibility. We read both classical and contemporary literature on specific issues such as (a) weakness of the will, (b) (how the question about free will arises in addressing) the problem of evil, (c) whether freedom and determinism are compatible and what implication this may have for thinking about (d) moral responsibility, and (e) procrastination. Regular, active, informed participation in various forms of philosophical discussions are required and count toward your final grade (20%). There are three term papers (25%, 25%, 30%).

Section 13
Ver Eecke, Wilfried

In the first part of the course (Ch 1) we will study the characteristics of philosophy and its different fields. This will allow us to present some of the crucial philosophical theories in epistemology, ethics and metaphysics. In a second part (Ch 2-4) we will reflect philosophically on the relation of a human being to other human beings.

In a first chapter, we will analyze the characteristics of philosophy. We will pay special attention to multi-culturalism as a threat to philosophy in as much as it may lead to skepticism about truth. We will use a book by Jaspers and two videos to provide a summary view of six major civilizations. After discussing the different fields of philosophy and some of the main representatives in each field, we will read Plato as an example of philosophical thinking. We will compare Socrates’ view of love with that of a 20th century feminist and some 20th century French thinkers/philosophers

In a second chapter we will study the interdependence of single human beings by means of a classic passage in Hegel's philosophy: the master-slave dialectic. We will use Frederick Douglass’ Memoirs as an illustration of Hegel’s ideas. We will discover the paradoxical consequences of dominance/submission and of idealization. We will see arguments for the positive function of work and thinking. Finally, we will discuss Hegel’s dialectical method as a central part of his system and Marx’s criticism.

In chapter three we will study the relation of one human being with privileged others. Here we will use philosophy of psychoanalysis which was a crucial topic in 20th century French philosophy. We will begin by introducing the idea of the unconscious as it is at work in jokes, slips of the tongue, denials. Then we will study the function of privileged others (parents) in the becoming of the human subject. In the process we will clarify the understanding of mental illness (schizophrenia) and the role of sexual difference (i.e., idea of finitude).

Section 14
Mulherin, Thomas

“We remain of necessity strangers to ourselves, we do not understand ourselves, we must mistake ourselves, for us the maxim reads to all eternity: ‘each is furthest from himself,”—with respect to ourselves we are not ‘knowers’...”—Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality

Many philosophers have noted that there is often a gap between how we conceive of ourselves and the way we really are. Not only do we frequently act in ways that are in tension with our own beliefs about how we ought to act (weakness of will), but we also often deny responsibility for actions that were, in fact, freely chosen (bad faith). Interests and desires that we claim as our own turn out, on further analysis, to be rooted in our social context and, indeed, to conflict with our actual interests and desires (false consciousness). Finally, laudable human achievements, such as art, can be often explained as reorientations of darker impulses that we may well wish to repudiate (sublimation).

This course introduces philosophy through reflection on these and other related phenomena. Although the relevant discussions are often ethically charged (a fact that we will not ignore), this is not a course in ethics: our main interest will be in the coherence of the phenomena and the theories they presuppose, as well as the arguments advanced for or against their reality. While the texts we read will be primarily historical and European—our authors will include Plato, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche, among others—these core texts will be supplemented by readings drawn from contemporary analytic philosophy. Students will be assessed on the basis of 6 brief, cumulative writing assignments (5 short exercises of no more than 2 pages and one 3-4 page essay), an in-class final examination, and weekly reading quizzes.
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Intro to Philosophy PHIL-020-20

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



Fall 2014

Sections 1-11
Lewis, Neil

We believe all sorts ...



Fall 2014

Sections 1-11
Lewis, Neil

We believe all sorts of things about ourselves and about the world around us. Some of our important and fundamental beliefs we may have adopted after some thought, but many we just seem to have and have never taken the time to think carefully about. But a reflective person might start wondering whether in fact there are good reasons for these beliefs or whether some alternative beliefs might instead be true. We start to do philosophy when we start to wonder about such things -- we start to live what Socrates called an “examined life.”

For a long time people held beliefs along the following lines. There is a physical world and it is pretty much the way it seems to us in sense perception, but we are not fully of that world; we are, at least in part, or perhaps fully, non-physical beings. And unlike other living things, we have free will, a special kind of autonomy crucial for morality. And, despite the evil in it, the world, in both its physical and spiritual dimensions, is created and governed by a good God, who has a special interest in our well being and with whom we will finally reach human fulfillment, if all goes well, in an afterlife. The scientific revolution of the seventeenth century (and later, the theory of evolution) shook confidence in such beliefs. It suggested that the physical world is not as it seems, that we are purely physical beings without free will, as subject to the laws governing matter as is everything else, and that the world has no room for God to play a role. A critical examination of our beliefs was called for. Descartes’s Meditations, a seminal work of philosophy written in the seventeenth century, sought to maintain confidence in the old beliefs by arguing that their truth is required for the new science to be properly founded.

The Meditations makes a great entry point for the study of philosophy, and in this course we will use this work to begin our exploration of the issues noted above, considering not just Descartes’s views but also the further development of these issues in historical and contemporary thinkers.

Section 12
Lu-Adler, Huaping

This course revolves around determinism, freedom (of the will), and responsibility. We read both classical and contemporary literature on specific issues such as (a) weakness of the will, (b) (how the question about free will arises in addressing) the problem of evil, (c) whether freedom and determinism are compatible and what implication this may have for thinking about (d) moral responsibility, and (e) procrastination. Regular, active, informed participation in various forms of philosophical discussions are required and count toward your final grade (20%). There are three term papers (25%, 25%, 30%).

Section 13
Ver Eecke, Wilfried

In the first part of the course (Ch 1) we will study the characteristics of philosophy and its different fields. This will allow us to present some of the crucial philosophical theories in epistemology, ethics and metaphysics. In a second part (Ch 2-4) we will reflect philosophically on the relation of a human being to other human beings.

In a first chapter, we will analyze the characteristics of philosophy. We will pay special attention to multi-culturalism as a threat to philosophy in as much as it may lead to skepticism about truth. We will use a book by Jaspers and two videos to provide a summary view of six major civilizations. After discussing the different fields of philosophy and some of the main representatives in each field, we will read Plato as an example of philosophical thinking. We will compare Socrates’ view of love with that of a 20th century feminist and some 20th century French thinkers/philosophers

In a second chapter we will study the interdependence of single human beings by means of a classic passage in Hegel's philosophy: the master-slave dialectic. We will use Frederick Douglass’ Memoirs as an illustration of Hegel’s ideas. We will discover the paradoxical consequences of dominance/submission and of idealization. We will see arguments for the positive function of work and thinking. Finally, we will discuss Hegel’s dialectical method as a central part of his system and Marx’s criticism.

In chapter three we will study the relation of one human being with privileged others. Here we will use philosophy of psychoanalysis which was a crucial topic in 20th century French philosophy. We will begin by introducing the idea of the unconscious as it is at work in jokes, slips of the tongue, denials. Then we will study the function of privileged others (parents) in the becoming of the human subject. In the process we will clarify the understanding of mental illness (schizophrenia) and the role of sexual difference (i.e., idea of finitude).

Section 14
Mulherin, Thomas

“We remain of necessity strangers to ourselves, we do not understand ourselves, we must mistake ourselves, for us the maxim reads to all eternity: ‘each is furthest from himself,”—with respect to ourselves we are not ‘knowers’...”—Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality

Many philosophers have noted that there is often a gap between how we conceive of ourselves and the way we really are. Not only do we frequently act in ways that are in tension with our own beliefs about how we ought to act (weakness of will), but we also often deny responsibility for actions that were, in fact, freely chosen (bad faith). Interests and desires that we claim as our own turn out, on further analysis, to be rooted in our social context and, indeed, to conflict with our actual interests and desires (false consciousness). Finally, laudable human achievements, such as art, can be often explained as reorientations of darker impulses that we may well wish to repudiate (sublimation).

This course introduces philosophy through reflection on these and other related phenomena. Although the relevant discussions are often ethically charged (a fact that we will not ignore), this is not a course in ethics: our main interest will be in the coherence of the phenomena and the theories they presuppose, as well as the arguments advanced for or against their reality. While the texts we read will be primarily historical and European—our authors will include Plato, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche, among others—these core texts will be supplemented by readings drawn from contemporary analytic philosophy. Students will be assessed on the basis of 6 brief, cumulative writing assignments (5 short exercises of no more than 2 pages and one 3-4 page essay), an in-class final examination, and weekly reading quizzes.
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Ethics: Bioethics PHIL-105-20

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

Ethics: Bioethics is taught in the FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER ...

Ethics: Bioethics is taught in the FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER semesters. Please scroll down page to view individual section course descriptions:



FALL 2014

Section 1

Section 2
Guidry-Grimes, Laura

Is it morally acceptable to subject children to clinical research when they will not directly benefit? How should someone make medical decisions for someone who has never been competent? Does physician-assisted suicide violate professional boundaries for the virtuous physician? These questions and many more crop up in the vast field known as bioethics. With the parade of technological advancement, we are faced with a mounting number of difficult decisions and complex moral problems. In this course, we will examine key moral responsibilities of actors within the healthcare system and research fields. Through a combination of ethical theory and case studies, students will learn how to pick out morally salient facts, identify moral stakeholders, weigh conflicting interests, and recognize the moral residue that often accompanies resolutions. Our topics will include foundations in bioethics, clinical research, reproduction, surrogate decision-making, end of life, and allocation of scarce resources. We will read the works of bioethicists such as Tom Beauchamp and James Childress, Peter Singer, Margaret Little, Anita Ho, and Adrienne Asch. All readings will be provided electronically. Students will need to complete two short papers, one debate contribution, and one case analysis. The course website, which will be updated regularly, is here: http://ethics-bioethics.weebly.com

Section 3
Earl, Jacob

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 (4-6 pages, on average), one group project, and a final exam.

Sections 4

Phil. 105:04, Introduction to Bioethics
Fall 2014

Instructor, Margaret Little
201 Healy Hall
Wed., 1-4 pm

This course will introduce students to the world of bioethics in an innovative, studio-based forum. Co-taught by Maggie Little, Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and Arjun Dhillon, Head of Design of EthicsLab, the course will teach students through a combination of traditional philosophical approaches and new design-based thinking, and will incorporate work with two Scholars in Residence, one from the Genographic Project at National Geographic and one from a clinical research project in women’s health.

Topics covered will include Clinical Bioethics, Research Ethics, & Genomics.
The class will be studio-based. Taught in EthicsLab, a new innovation lab in Healy Hall, the class will meet 3 hours weekly as a group; students will also be expected to do homework ahead of class and to attend at least two Open Studio Hours per week. Assignments will include traditional analytic writing, video annotation, and collaborative team projects. No background in design methods required or assumed.

Prerequisite: prior enrollment in Introduction to Philosophy or Introduction to Ethics.



SPRING 2015

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Ethics: Oppression PHIL-115-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

Ethics: Justice PHIL-132-130

Credits: 3
UG Online
Distance
Day and Time

This course meets entirely online.


Ethics: Justice

How should benefits and burdens be distributed within ...


Ethics: Justice

How should benefits and burdens be distributed within a political community?

This question of distributive justice is at issue in current debates about income inequality, the proper level of taxation, access to health care, the financing of education, affirmative action, gender inequality, religious liberty etc. Most of us agree that justice is an important, if not the most important, standard for political and social life. But we disagree about the criteria for distributing benefits and burdens in society justly.

In this class, we will examine contemporary conceptions of justice that propose answers to this question: Utilitarianism, Liberal Egalitarianism, Libertarianism, Marxism, and Communitarianism. We will consider the connection between justice and other political ideals such as fairness, equality, liberty, wellbeing, inclusion, and recognition. We will have a look at feminist critique of classical conceptions of justice, and consider whether justice is best thought of in terms of distribution at all. The readings will include texts by John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Gerald A. Cohen, Michael Sandel, Susan Okin, and Iris M. Young.

We will assess the strengths and weaknesses of these conceptions, and discuss their0 implications0for some0of the current political debates0mentioned above.0Throughout the class, you will be developing the skills to interpret arguments accurately and criticize them cogently. The overall goal of the class is to help you become a thoughtful and critical participant in political and social debates.

Assignments will include a midterm exam, a group presentation, a final paper, and regular reading questions.
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Ethics:Robots,Animals,Fetuses PHIL-145-01

Credits: 3
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 will examine what it means to lead a ...

This course will examine what it means to lead a flourishing life as a sexual person. To do this, we will explore both classical and contemporary theories of ethics and personal identity. Traditionally, women and men were taken to be fundamentally different from one another, and their sexual agency was conceived of as correspondingly distinct. We will critically examine conceptions of femininity and masculinity and the role of sexuality within each. Today, many theorists have called into question this strict gender binary. We will explore the complex ways gender is constructed through scientific understandings, social norms, and individual self-identities. Drawing on this, we will spend much of the course constructing an understanding of the interconnections between sex, gender, and sexuality, and what this means in terms of daily life. Next, we will turn to look at the social perception of and responses to issues such as transphobia, asexuality, HIV/AIDS, and sex work. Finally, we will spend time exploring both idealized and deeply broken sexual interactions. We will begin by discussing various conceptions of healthy sexual relationships and sexual encounters. Then, we will discuss sexual violence and the different ways this impacts all members of our community. We’ll finish off the semester thinking about opportunities for community and individual interventions.

This course will draw on diverse philosophers from both historical and contemporary eras. Some of these philosophers include Sandra Bartky, Aristotle, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Immanuel Kant, Iris Young, John Stuart Mill, and Michel Foucault. This course will be heavily discussion driven and grades will be based on class participation, four writing assignments of 300-1,300 words, and a group presentation
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Ethics:Moral Relativism PHIL-148-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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

Introduction to Logic PHIL-151-10

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

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
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

Political Philosophy PHIL-167-20

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


The purposes of this course are to enable you to ...


The purposes of this course are to enable you to find your way around the field of political philosophy, identify its main intellectual problems and solutions and apply its characteristic patterns of thought when reading new texts or understanding current political issues. We’ll do this by examining some classical, modern and contemporary works of political philosophy. We’ll start with the classical philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, and see how their views are transformed by the medieval thinker, Aquinas. Then we will read the modern social contract theorists, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, and their critic, Hume. We’ll cover Kant and Mill, noting the fundamental contrast in the way they ground the political ideals of freedom and autonomy. We’ll end with the contemporary philosophers Rawls, Nozick, Taylor and Habermas, focusing on the contrast between the liberal and communitarian conceptions of public life. One organizing theme is social justice, that is, how the benefits and burdens of collective life should be distributed. Another theme concerns the different notions of freedom as the absence of constraints, participation in political life and obedience to a law one gives oneself. Every conception of social justice and human freedom presupposes a theory of human nature and a social ideal – a vision of the aims or purposes of social cooperation and collective life generally. Another important goal of the course is to make explicit and evaluate these competing visions of human nature and the social life. At the end, you should have a sense of how these philosophers understand the fundamental political notions of justice, democracy, liberty and equality. Throughout we will have an eye on contemporary applications of these notions.
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Science & Common Sense PHIL-178-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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

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. This semester, 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; communitarians, who reject the separation of personal morality from political principles; Marxists, who refuse to endorse the degree of wealth inequality tolerated by liberals; feminists, who take liberalism to be insufficiently radical; 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 conscientious objection, redistributive taxation, same-sex marriage, affirmative action, tolerance of sexist minority cultural practices, and global poverty. 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, Eva Feder Kittay, Martha Nussbaum 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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

Principles of Physics I PHYS-101-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
1st Summer Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Prin of Physics I Lab PHYS-103-11

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

Prin of Physics Lab II PHYS-104-20

Credits: 1
2nd Summer Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Mon 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Prin of Physics Lab II PHYS-104-21

Credits: 1
2nd Summer Session
Laboratory
Day and Time
  • Tue 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thu 10:15 AM - 12:45 PM

Public Speaking PSPK-080-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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. Fall and Spring.
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Public Speaking PSPK-080-20

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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. Fall and Spring.
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Public Speaking PSPK-080-21

Credits: 3
2nd Summer 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. Fall and Spring.
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General Psychology PSYC-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

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
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

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
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

This course examines the social foundations of human nature by ...

This course examines the social foundations of human nature by addressing the following aspects of social life: (a) social influence; (b) social roles and public behavior; (c) inferences about other people; and (d) interpersonal relations and groups. Among the topics to be considered are: the social origins of knowledge and of self, the influence of public behavior on social and moral norms, persuasion, impression management, social emotions, judgment of responsibility and character, interpersonal attraction, aggression, altruism, group dynamics, and inter-group conflict. The course will concentrate on the level of analysis of the individual, but will include sociological and evolutionary perspectives where appropriate.
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Abnormal Psychology PSYC-151-10

Credits: 3
1st 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

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
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
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

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
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

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
1st Summer 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 will address the inefficiencies in our modern societies ...

Social Problems 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
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 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
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

TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
WAL 390

Gender Roles is ...

TR 11:00am - 12:15pm
WAL 390

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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
1st Summer 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
1st Summer 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
2nd Summer 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
1st 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

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

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
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 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
1st Summer 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

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
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

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
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

An introductory study of 1) the books of the Bible ...

An introductory study of 1) the books of the Bible, 2) the history of Ancient Israel and first-century Christianity, and 3) the process of formation and transmission of the faith traditions coming to literary expression in the biblical literature.
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Intro to Biblical Literature THEO-011-20

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

An introductory study of 1) the books of the Bible ...

An introductory study of 1) the books of the Bible, 2) the history of Ancient Israel and first-century Christianity, and 3) the process of formation and transmission of the faith traditions coming to literary expression in the biblical literature.
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Islamic Thought & Practice THEO-050-20

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

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
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

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
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
2nd Summer 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
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

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Intro to Sexuality Studies WGST-141-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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
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

Race, Class, and Feminism WGST-238-10

Credits: 3
1st Summer 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

Summer School for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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