Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Nov 28, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Listing


Courses listed below are grouped together alphabetically by subject prefix.  To search for a specific course, please follow the instructions in the course filter box below and click on “Filter.”  

Departments and interdisciplinary programs are described in detail on the Majors, Minors, and Other Programs  page within this catalog.  Please refer to the detailed sections on each area of study for more information.  Requirements to fulfill a major or minor appear within each program or area of study.

All students must also complete the courses in the Common Curriculum (General Education), including Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) requirements and other requirements that pertain to the undergraduate degree. Courses are numbered as follows.

000-049 - Non-credit courses.

050-099 - Common Curriculum (General Education) courses and others that do NOT count toward the major.

100-199 - Introductory-level courses which count for the major.

200-299 - Sophomore/junior-level courses that often may be easily taken by non-majors. (Some departments may use 200-249 and 250-259 to delineate between sophomore and junior level offerings.)

300-399 - Upper-level courses intended primarily for majors - these are courses representing the depth component of the major.

400-499 - All advanced courses for seniors, including those used to fulfill WS (Senior Writing Experience requirement), small seminars, research, thesis, and independent studies.

Wherever possible, the departments have indicated the instructor and the term during which a course is given. Some courses are offered only occasionally and are so indicated. The College retains the right not to offer a course, especially if enrollment is insufficient.

A few courses are not valued at full course credit, and some carry double credit.

A full course unit may be equated to five quarter-credit hours, or three and one-third semester credit hours.

 

Philosophy

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Physics

Physics Courses

Common Curriculum Courses
Courses numbered in the 050’s are designed particularly for non-science majors seeking to satisfy Common Curriculum requirements, and all of these courses carry Common Curriculum credit. They may not be counted toward the major in physics or toward any other science or engineering major, but may count toward an interdepartmental major (see requirements for Physics, B.S.).

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Portuguese

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Political Science

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Political Science - Introductory Courses

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Political Science - Research Methods

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Political Science - Comparative Politics

Unless otherwise indicated prerequisites for the following courses are PSC 111 or PSC 112 or sophomore standing.

200-level courses in comparative politics generally cover political issues that are regionally concentrated (such as Latin America, Europe, China, and the Middle East), or they focus on themes (such as democracy, nationalism, social movements) that are framed at a conceptual level accessible to students from across the college.

300-level courses in comparative politics have a special topics theme (women and politics, the Marxist political tradition, democratization, genocide, and film) and/or a strong methodological component. The course materials are more conceptually and theoretically complex, and involve a more sophisticated set of intellectual problems.

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Political Science - International Politics

Unless otherwise indicated prerequisites for the following courses are PSC 111 or PSC 112 or PSC 113 or sophomore standing.

200-level courses in international relations cover foreign policy-oriented courses (China and the USA), regional interstate topics (Asia and the Middle East), and practicum-based courses (Model UN). These courses are framed at a conceptual level accessible to students from across the college.

300-level courses in international relations cover advanced issues in international political economy, institutions of global governance, US security, and transnational actors and trends. The course materials are more conceptually and theoretically complex, and involve a more sophisticated set of intellectual problems.

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Political Science - Political Theory

200-level courses survey a wide range of texts and themes, and may focus on a specific historical period or a specific theoretical approach. These courses can be taken by students at all levels.  

300-level courses are geared towards students who have likely taken PSC 113  or a 200-level course in theory, and have basic familiarity with the history of Western political thought. Some familiarity with close reading and textual interpretation is expected, although these are practices and skills that students will also further develop in 300-level courses.

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Political Science - United States Politics

Unless otherwise indicated, prerequisites for the following courses are PSC 111  or PSC 112  or sophomore standing.

200-level courses in United States politics generally focus on institutions of government, political behavior, or public policymaking. These courses are framed at a conceptual level accessible to students from across the college.

300-level United States politics courses focus on a special topic (such as film, political psychology, and constitutional law) and/or contain a strong methodological component. The course materials are more conceptually and theoretically complex, and involve a more sophisticated set of intellectual problems.

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