Courses

Fall 2016 Courses Offered

 

AHIS-120gp "Foundations of Western Art" Malone, TTh 12:30-1:50pm, SGM 123

-European art in its historical, cultural and social context. Painting, sculpture and architecture presented within a theoretical framework that introduces art history as a discipline.

AHIS-125gp "Arts of Asia: Antiquity to 1300" Lee, TTH 9:30-10:50am, THH 301

-An introduction to the major art forms and monuments of religious art in India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan from prehistory to 1300.

AHIS/CLAS-321 "Greek Art and Archaeology" Yasin, TTh 2:00-3:20pm, VKC 109

-Introductory survey of artistic works and monuments of ancient Greece from the Geometric through the Hellenistic period (c. 1030-50 BC).

ANTH-140g "Mesoamerican Cosmovision and Culture" Garrison, MW 8:30-9:50am, THH 202

-An exploration of the nature and contributions of pre-Columbian high civilizations (Maya, Aztecs, etc.) and their descendants as they resist and assimilate to the modern world.

ANTH-202g "Archaeology: Our Human Past" Garrison, TTh 9:30-10:50am, VKC 152

-Archaeology as the means of investigating our shared human past, from the origins of humanity to the foundations of current civilization.

ANTH-314g "The Nature of Maya Civilization" Garrison, TTh 12:30-1:50pm, GFS 106

-A seminar forum on Maya culture from the earliest form to thepresent; problems of origins, classic florescence, systemscollapse, conquests, persistance, and transformation today.

ANTH- 372 "Interpretation of Myth and Narrative" Thompson, TTh 2:00-3:20pm, THH 114

-Oral narratives from non-Western cultures; communications about deeply-held moral beliefs, psychological tensions, social problems, and the structure of the mind.

ANTH- 440 "History of Anthropological Theory" Hoskins, Th 2:00-4:50pm, KAP 141

-Ideas about man, culture, and society which have formed the field of anthropology as a research discipline; present trends and problems.

CHEM 105bL "General Chemistry" Parr, MWF 11:00-11:50am, SGM 124

-Fundamental principles and laws of chemistry; laboratory work emphasizes quantitative procedures. Prerequisite to all more advanced courses in chemistry. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory and discussion, 4 hours. Quiz, 1 hour. Prerequisite: one year of high school chemistry; CHEM 105aLg or 115aLg.

CHEM 300L "Analytical Chemistry" Merlot/Broyer, MWF 10:00-10:50am, ZHS 159

-Theory and practice in chemical analysis, emphasizing instrumental techniques; error analysis, fractional distillation, extraction; chromatograhpy; visible, ultraviolet, and infrared spectroscopy; introductions to electrochemistry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Lecture, 2 hours; Laboratory and Discussion.

CLAS 151gp "Civilizations of Rome" Habinek, TTH  11:00-12:30pm, THH 101

-Ancient Roman values, ideas, and institutions of relevance to later periods of civilization.

CLAS 280gp "Civilizations of Rome" Herchenroeder, MWF  11:00-11:50pm, THH 301

-Classical Greek and Roman mythology as inspiration for literature, art, music, and film in various historical contexts.

ENST-100g "Introduction to Environmental Studies" MWF 8:00-8:50am, VKC 100 or TTH 2:00-3:20pm, WPH 102

-Gateway to the majors and minors in environmental studies. Provides students with an overview of how government agencies and societal institutions address (or fail to address) the interrelated social and scientific aspects of environmental problems and policies.

ENST-150xg "Introduction to Environmental Studies" Svyatets, MWF 10:00-10:30am, GFS 106

-Exploration of the major social, political, economic, religious, and philosophical disagreements that exist between scholars, leaders, and citizens concerning today's most serious environmental issues and problems. Not available for credit to environmental studies majors and minors.

ENST-320a "Water and Soil Sustainability: Energy and Air Sustainability" TTH 8:00-9:20am or Ginsburg/Sohm, MW 2:00-3:20pm, SOS B41

-Overview of issues related to water and soil sustainability including science, policy and business aspects. Recommended Preparation ENST-100.

ENST-320b "Water and Soil Sustainability: Energy and Air Sustainability" Chatterjee, MW 2:00-3:20pm, SOS B47 or TTH 11:00am-12:20pm, WPH 202

-Overview of issues related to water and soil sustainability including science, policy and business aspects. Recommended Preparation ENST-100.

HIST 101g "State and Society in the Ancient World" Fischer-Bovet, TTh 11:00-12:20pm, THH 202

-Achievements of the near East, Greece, and Rome with emphasis on the development of ideas, arts, and institutions which have influenced modern man.

HBIO 200Lg "The Human Animal" Stanford, MW 2:00-3:20pm, SGM 123

-Foundations of the human species. Examination of scientific evidence from Darwinian theory, primate behavior, fossils, and the behavior of modern people. Laboratory. Duplicates credit in former ANTH 200Lg.

HBIO 300  "Evolution, Ecology, and Culture" Boehm, M 4:00-6:50pm, WPH 104

-The roles of biology, culture, and the environment in shaping human society, integrating evolutionary biology and cultural theory. Duplicates credit in former ANTH 300.

HBIO 308 "Origins and Evolution of Human Behavior" Bogart, MWF 1:00-1:50pm, THH 108

-Examination of the evidence for and against evolutionary bases of a range of human behaviors. Topics include sex differences, human reproductive strategies, race, IQ, human ecology. Duplicates credit in former ANTH 308.

MASC-110L "Materials Science", Grunenfelder, MWF 10:00-10:50am, VHE 217

-Chemical bonding and structure in crystalline, amorphous and molecular solids; tendency and mechanisms for chemical change; homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria.

MDES 316gp "The Great Muslim Empires of the Near East and India", Khafipour, TTH 9:30-10:50am, VKC 155

-Explores the social, political, and religious forces that helped shape the Ottoman, Safavid, and the Mughal empires, their intellectual trends, and cultural dynamism.

REL 132g  "Orgins of Western Religions" Bitel, TTH 2:00-3:20pm, THH 102

-Examination of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in their origins and their development in relation to Western civilization.

REL-137g "Introduction to Islam" Jackson, TTh 2:00-3:20pm, SAL 101

-Introduction to Islam, emphasizing its historical and cultural development since the seventh century C.E., and the basic teachings of Islam.

SSCI-165Lgw "Sustainability Science in the City" Vos, MWF 10:00-10:50pm, THH 202

-The influence of sustainability science on public policy and vice versa in the context of social/ethical theories, analytical methods and solutions.

SSCI-265Lg "The Water Planet" Wilson/Warshawsky, TTh 11:00-12:20pm, THH 102

-An exploration of earth's water, ranging from water properties, chemistry, and pollution, to groundwater dynamics, watershed processes, and oceanic-atmospheric circulation. Implications for past and future societies. Lecture and laboratory.

SSCI-301L "Maps and Spatial Reasoning" Ruddell, MW 2:00-3:20pm, VPD 116

-Role of maps and spatial reasoning in the production and use of geographic information for representing and analyzing human and environmental activities and events.

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