Courses

Fall 2014 Courses Offered

ANTH-200Lg "The Origins of Humanity" MW 2:00-3:20pm, SGM 123

-The foundations of the human species. Examination of scientific evidence from Darwinian theory, primate behavior, fossils, and the behavior of modern people.

ANTH/CLAS-202 "Archaeology: Our Human Past" Garrison, TTh 9:30-10:50am, GFS 221

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

ANTH-300 "Evolution, Ecology, and Culture" Boehm, T 2:00-4:50pm, GFS 104

-The roles of biology, culture, and the environment in shaping human society, integrating evolutionary biology and cultural theory.

ANTH-310 "Archaeology of the Americas" Garrison, TTh 11:00-12:20pm, GFS 223

-Precolumbian culture from early hunters to the Spanish conquest in major geographical areas of Mexico, Central America, Peru, or the United States.

ANTH-314g "The Nature of Maya Civilization" Garrison, TTh 12:30-1:50pm, GFS 107

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

AHIS-120g "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-125g "Arts of Asia: Antiquity to 1300" Sonya, MW 12:00-1:50pm, ZHS 159

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

AHIS-128g "Arts of Latin America" Bleichmar, MW 12:00-1:50pm, GFS 106

-Survey of the art, architecture, and visual culture of Latin America from the colonial period to the present, focusing on connections to culture and society.

AHIS/CLAS-321 "Greek Art and Archaeology" Yasin, TTh 11:00-12:30pm, VKC 260

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

AHIS/CLAS-415 "Object-Worlds: Histories and Theories of Things" Yasin, T 2:00-4:50pm, VKC 209

-This seminar-style course develops strategies for analyzing what material culture of the past can tell us about the individuals and cultures that interacted with it.

CLAS-349g "Ancient Empires" TBA

-History and cultures of the ancient empires of southwest Asia, from Cyrus the Great to the establishment of Islam.

CHEM 105bL "General Chemistry" Bertolini, 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" Devlin, MWF 10:00-10:50am, ZHS 252

-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. Prerequisite: 1 from CHEM 105B or CHEM 115B

ENST-100 "Introduction to Environmental Studies" TTh 9:30-10:50am or 2:00-3:20pm, WPH 207

-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-320a "Water and Soil Sustainability: Energy and Air Sustainability" MW 2:00-3:20pm or TTh 11:00-12:20pm, THH 118 or WPH 207

-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" MW 2:00-3:20pm, WPH 207

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

GEOL-412 "Oceans, Climate, and the Environment" Feakins, TTh 2:00-3:20pm, ZHS 200

-Survey of physical, chemical, and geological oceanography emphasizing the role of the oceans in modulation of climate, atmospheric composition and biogeochemical cycles; paleoceanography and paleoclimate. Corequisites: CHEM 105b and MATH 126. Recommended preparation: PHYS 151Lg or PHYS 135abL.

JS-378 "Jewish Magic in the Ancient World" Garroway, Hochman, TTh 11:00-12:20pm, WPH 206

-A cross-cultural examination of different kinds of magical literature that describe miraculous practices in Jewish mainstream and marginal life in the ancient and classical periods.

MASC-110L "Materials Science" MWF 11:00-11:50am, ZHS 159

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

REL-111g "The World of the Hebrew Bible" Zuckerman, MW 2:00-3:20pm, ZHS 159

-The Hebrew Bible in the cultural setting of the ancient Near East; the formation of theological and ethical concepts which have shaped Western culture.

REL-112g "Religions of Egypt and the Ancient Near East" Dodd, TTh 11:00-12:20pm or Th 2:00-2:50pm, VKC 102 or THH 215

-Religions, cultures, and values of ancient Egypt and Near East (Iran, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Arabia, Turkey) and their legacies in contemporary society.

REL-137g "Introduction to Islam" Jackson, TTh 11:00-12:20pm, SGM 101

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

SSCI-265Lg "The Water Planet" Wilson, 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, AHF B57A

-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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