Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Oct 18, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [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 can be 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

   •  PHL 180 -  Theories of the Good Life
   •  PHL 231 -  Symbolic Logic
   •  PHL 232 -  Philosophy of Science
   •  PHL 233 -  Reason, Science, and Humanity
   •  PHL 235 -  Reasoning and the Law
   •  PHL 237 -  Introduction to Political Philosophy
   •  PHL 242 -  The Philosophy of Aristotle
   •  PHL 244 -  Plato’s Republic
   •  PHL 245 -  Buddhist Ethics
   •  PHL 246 -  Art, Media, and Society
   •  PHL 248 -  Philosophy and Current Affairs
   •  PHL 250 -  Ethical Theory
   •  PHL 255 -  On War and Killing
   •  PHL 261 -  Philosophy of Religion
   •  PHL 263 -  Feminism
   •  PHL 265 -  Minds and Machines
   •  PHL 266 -  Philosophy in Literature
   •  PHL 273 -  Environmental Ethics
   •  PHL 274 -  Environmental History and Literature
   •  PHL 288 -  Skepticism East and West
   •  PHL 295H -  Philosophy Honors Independent Project 1
   •  PHL 296H -  Philosophy Honors Independent Project 2
   •  PHL 297 -  The Ethics of Forgiveness and Revenge
   •  PHL 305 -  Relativism
   •  PHL 316 -  Indian Philosophy II: Ways of Knowing the World
   •  PHL 338 -  Zen and Tibetan Buddhism
   •  PHL 341 -  The Contemporary Crisis of Truth
   •  PHL 359 -  Postmodernism
   •  PHL 365 -  Philosophy of Mind
   •  PHL 366 -  Epistemology
   •  PHL 375 -  Biomedical Ethics
   •  PHL 408 -  New Directions in Philosophy
   •  PHL 411 -  Writing Philosophy Workshop
   •  PHL 412 -  Writing Philosophy Workshop
   •  PHL 418 -  New Directions in Philosophy
   •  PHL 442 -  Advanced Logic
   •  PHL 443 -  On What There Is
   •  PHL 444 -  Power, Authority, and the State
   •  PHL 445 -  Topics in Metaphysics
   •  PHL 446 -  Topics in Epistemology
   •  PHL 447 -  Topics in Logic
   •  PHL 448 -  Topics in Ethics or Value Theory
   •  PHL 450 -  Topics in the History of Philosophy
   •  PHL 462 -  Philosophy of Language
   •  PHL 474 -  Advanced Biomedical Ethics
   •  PHL 476 -  Philosophy of Law
   •  PHL 490 -  Philosophy Independent Study 1
   •  PHL 491 -  Philosophy Independent Study 2
   •  PHL 492 -  Philosophy Independent Study 3
   •  PHL 493 -  Philosophy Independent Study 4
   •  PHL 498 -  Philosophy Honors Thesis 1
   •  PHL 499 -  Philosophy Honors Thesis 2

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.).

   •  PHY 010 -  Physics and Astronomy Seminar
   •  PHY 051 -  Seeing the Light: Concepts of Vision
   •  PHY 053 -  Physics and Politics
   •  PHY 054 -  Laser Technology and Modern Optics
   •  PHY 100 -  First-Year Seminar
   •  PHY 110 -  Physics for the Life Sciences 1
   •  PHY 111 -  Physics for the Life Sciences 2
   •  PHY 120 -  Matter in Motion
   •  PHY 121 -  Principles of Electromagnetics
   •  PHY 122 -  Relativity, Quantum, and Their Applications
   •  PHY 123 -  Heat and Light
   •  PHY 200 -  Molecular Biophysics
   •  PHY 210 -  The Physics of Modern Medicine: Applications in Imaging, Surgery and Therapy
   •  PHY 220 -  Relativity and Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
   •  PHY 230 -  Intermediate Classical Mechanics
   •  PHY 270 -  Intermediate Electromagnetism
   •  PHY 295H -  Physics Honors Independent Project 1
   •  PHY 296H -  Physics Honors Independent Project 2
   •  PHY 300 -  Methods of Modern Experimental Physics
   •  PHY 310 -  Advanced Topics in Physics 1
   •  PHY 311 -  Advanced Topics in Physics 2
   •  PHY 312 -  Advanced Topics in Physics 3
   •  PHY 350 -  Advanced Quantum Mechanics
   •  PHY 490 -  Physics Two-Term Senior Thesis 1
   •  PHY 491 -  Physics Two-Term Senior Thesis 2
   •  PHY 492 -  Physics Senior Thesis 3
   •  PHY 493 -  Physics Senior Writing Project
   •  PHY 495 -  Physics Independent Study 1
   •  PHY 496 -  Physics Independent Study 2
   •  PHY 497 -  Physics Independent Study 3
   •  PHY 498 -  Physics Independent Study 4

Portuguese

   •  POR 100 -  Basic Portuguese 1
   •  POR 104T -  Portuguese Language Studied Abroad
   •  POR 200 -  Intermediate Portuguese 1
   •  POR 490 -  Portuguese Independent Study

Political Science

   •  PSC 123 -  Topics in Mathematical Political Science

Political Science - Introductory Courses

   •  PSC 111 -  Introduction to US Politics
   •  PSC 112 -  Introduction to Global Politics
   •  PSC 113 -  Introduction to Political Thought

Political Science - Research Methods

   •  PSC 220 -  Social Data Analysis
   •  PSC 223 -  Critical Comparisons in Politics

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.

   •  PSC 201T -  Cambodia Study Abroad: Crossing Cultures
   •  PSC 213 -  Contemporary China: Politics, Economy and Society
   •  PSC 216 -  Politics in Africa
   •  PSC 240 -  Comparative Ethnic and Racial Politics
   •  PSC 243 -  Latin American Politics
   •  PSC 245 -  Populisms in Latin America & Beyond
   •  PSC 247 -  Human (In)Security in a Comparative Perspective
 

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