Undergraduate Programs

Course Catalog: 56 Courses

Revolting Bodies: Aesthetics, Representation, and Popular Culture

Course Code: AMST 0191O

Our bodies make us feel (un)comfortable, sublime, ridiculous, grotesque. In this course we examine how social and visual images of our bodies force us to consider our identities...(more »)

The Anthropology of Violence

Course Code: ANTH 1554

What does it mean to "do" or to "commit" violence? How do we recognize it when it is so ubiquitous? Be it through war, ethnic cleansing, social conflict, revolution,...(more »)

Methods of Applied Mathematics I

Course Code: APMA 0330

Mathematical techniques involving differential equations used in the analysis of physical, biological and economic phenomena. Emphasis on the use of established methods, rather...(more »)

Methods of Applied Mathematics II

Course Code: APMA 0340

Mathematical techniques involving differential equations used in the analysis of physical, biological and economic phenomena. Emphasis on the use of established methods, rather...(more »)

Statistical Inference I

Course Code: APMA 1650

APMA 1650 begins an integrated first course in mathematical statistics. The first half of APMA 1650 covers probability and the last half is statistics, integrated with its probabilistic...(more »)

Introduction to Human Physiology

Course Code: BIOL 0060

An introduction to human physiology aimed primarily at undergraduates who are not concentrating in biology. Topics include basic cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney, gastrointestinal,...(more »)

Cell and Molecular Biology

Course Code: BIOL 0500

This course examines the structure and function of the basic unit of an organism, the cell. An experimental approach is used to examine cellular functions, ranging from gene transcription,...(more »)

Principles of Immunology

Course Code: BIOL 0530

Introduction to experimental and theoretical foundations of immunology. Focuses on concepts, landmark experiments and recent advances. Topics include innate and adaptive immunity;...(more »)

Principles of Physiology

Course Code: BIOL 0800

Introduction to the function and integration of animal systems with an emphasis on mammals. Includes basic concepts in cell and organ system physiology as well as fundamentals...(more »)

Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure

Course Code: CHEM 0330

Explores the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, thermodynamics, solution equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and reaction mechanisms. Required background:...(more »)

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Course Code: CHEM 0350

Sequel to CHEM 0330. Investigates the constitution and properties of the different classes of organic compounds, with considerable attention to reaction mechanisms. The laboratory...(more »)

The Idea of Self

Course Code: CLAS 1120G

Literature gestures us toward a certain kind of knowledge not quite psychological, not quite philosophical. We read widely in the classical and medieval traditions in order to...(more »)

Developmental Psychopathology

Course Code: CLPS 0640

A comprehensive introduction to child and adolescent psychological disorders. Focuses on risk, vulnerability, and protective factors in order to probe why some children develop...(more »)

Quantitative Methods for Psychological Sciences

Course Code: CLPS 0900

A survey of statistical methods used in the behavioral sciences. Topics include graphical data description, probability theory, confidence intervals, principles of hypothesis testing,...(more »)

Research Methods in Psychology

Course Code: CLPS 1090

This upper division laboratory course is designed to provide CLPS concentrators (psychology/cognitive science/cognitive neuroscience) with the tools to comprehend, conduct, and...(more »)

Sleep and Chronobiology Research

Course Code: CLPS 1194

Part of a summer immersion in behavioral science research in human sleep and chronobiology. Instruction in human sleep and circadian rhythms, research techniques in basic physiology,...(more »)

Abnormal Psychology

Course Code: CLPS 1700

The study of anxiety, stress, and neurotic disorders, psychosomatic disorders, deviant social behavior, affective disorders, and schizophrenia. Considers theories of etiology (causes)...(more »)

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in History, Literature, Film

Course Code: COLT 0811U

An examination of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the lens of cultural production. We will read literature and film in combination with historical texts, exploring how...(more »)

Principles of Economics

Course Code: ECON 0110

Extensive coverage of economic issues, institutions, and vocabulary, plus an introduction to economic analysis and its application to current social problems. Required for all...(more »)

Financial Accounting

Course Code: ECON 0710

Basic accounting theory and practice. Accounting procedures for various forms of business organizations.

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Intermediate Microeconomics

Course Code: ECON 1110

Tools for use in microeconomic analysis, with some public policy applications. Theory of consumer demand, theories of the firm, market behavior, welfare economics, and general...(more »)

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Course Code: ECON 1210

The economy as a whole: Level and growth of national income, inflation, unemployment, role of government policy. Prerequisite: MATH 0060, 0070, 0090, 0100, 0170, 0180, 0190, 0200,...(more »)

History of Economic Thought

Course Code: ECON 1275

Seminar explores economic thought from the classical Greek philosophers to mid twentieth-century economists, including John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek. It is not a course in...(more »)

Introduction to Econometrics

Course Code: ECON 1620

Probability and statistical inference. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Simple and multiple regression analysis. Applications emphasized. Prerequisite: ECON 0110 or advanced...(more »)

Good, Evil, and Inbetween

Course Code: ENGL 0510S

Are humans born naturally good, evil, neither, or all of the above? Does evil lurk deep within the heart of all that is good, or can the forces of good eradicate those of evil?...(more »)

Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay

Course Code: ENGL 0900

An introduction to university-level writing. Students produce and revise multiple drafts of essays, practice essential skills of paragraph organization, and develop techniques...(more »)

Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay

Course Code: ENGL 0900

An introduction to university-level writing. Students produce and revise multiple drafts of essays, practice essential skills of paragraph organization, and develop techniques...(more »)

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 0930-S01

Creative Nonfiction: Writing the World is for students with a serious interest in writing narrative essays based on fact, research, interviews, and memory....(more »)

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 0930-S02

Creative Nonfiction: Reading, Writing, and Traveling takes advantage of its online format to enable students to read, reflect, and share their travel experiences...(more »)

Reading French in the Arts and Sciences

Course Code: FREN 0220

Designed to develop the reading competence in French for graduate students (or advanced undergraduates with permission of the instructor). Fundamentals of grammar and syntax are...(more »)

Writing and Speaking French I

Course Code: FREN 0500

A four-skill language course that stresses oral interaction in class. Thematic units will focus on songs, poems, a short novel (E-E Schmitt), two graphic novels (Sattouf, Larcenet),...(more »)

German for Reading

Course Code: GRMN 0120

Intensive introduction to German grammar and syntax for students without prior knowledge of German and from all academic disciplines. Primarily for graduate students but also open...(more »)

The American Civil War: Society, Law, and Memory

Course Code: HIST 1740

In this course we will investigate the "felt histories" of the American Civil War -- the personal experiences of Americans (northerners and southerners, slaves and freed...(more »)

Essentials of the Latin Language

Course Code: LATN 0100

An intensive two-semester approach to Latin with special emphasis on developing facility in the rapid reading of Latin literature. No previous knowledge of Latin is required.

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Fiction I

Course Code: LITR 0110A

A workshop for students who have little or no previous experience in writing fiction. Enrollment limited to 17 per section. S/NC. WRIT

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Screenwriting I

Course Code: LITR 0110E

A workshop for students who have little or no previous experience in writing screenplays. S/NC. Enrollment limited to 17.

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Introductory Calculus, Part I

Course Code: MATH 0090

An intensive course in calculus of one variable including limits, differentiation, maxima and minima, the chain rule, rational functions, trigonometric functions, and exponential...(more »)

Introductory Calculus, Part II

Course Code: MATH 0100

A continuation of the material of MATH 0090 including further development of integration, inverse trigonometric and logarithmic functions, techniques of integrations, and applications....(more »)

Linear Algebra

Course Code: MATH 0520

Vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, systems of linear equations, bases, projections, rotations, determinants, and inner products. Applications may include differential...(more »)

Harmonic Convergence: Music’s Intersection with Science, Mathematics, History and Literature

Course Code: MUSC 0510

An examination of research on music and the brain; connections between music, mathematics and history; and music's interrelationship with literature. Readings include The...(more »)

The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience

Course Code: NEUR 0010

Introduction to the mammalian nervous system with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control...(more »)

Exploring Neural Data

Course Code: NEUR 1520

This course has two main goals: 1) to expose students to a variety of ways in which researchers use quantitative techniques to tackle real-life data analytic challenges in neuroscience;...(more »)

Experimental Neurobiology

Course Code: NEUR 1600

Intensive laboratory experience in neuroscience appropriate for students with basic background in Neurobiology. Learn and employ the classical neurophysiological techniques of...(more »)

The Place of Persons

Course Code: PHIL 0010

An introduction to the practice of philosophy through the study of key questions concerning the nature of persons and their place in the world. Topics covered will include, 'Reason...(more »)

Critical Reasoning

Course Code: PHIL 0100

A study of the techniques and principles of correct reasoning and effective communication. Topics may include deduction and induction, meaning and definition, fallacies in reasoning,...(more »)

Doctors and Patients- Clinical Communication in Medicine

Course Code: PHP 1010

Communication is central to medical practice and interpersonal relationships between patients and physicians can often be powerful curative agents. This course reviews theory and...(more »)

Basic Physics (3)

Course Code: PHYS 0030

Survey of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics for concentrators in sciences other than physics-including premedical students or students without prior...(more »)

Basic Physics (4)

Course Code: PHYS 0040

Survey of mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics for concentrators in sciences other than physics-including premedical students or students without prior...(more »)

Persuasive Communication

Course Code: TAPS 0220

Provides an introduction to public speaking, and helps students develop confidence in public speaking through the presentation of persuasive speeches. Primarily for seniors. Limited...(more »)

Meditation and the Brain: Applications in Basic and Clinical Science

Course Code: UNIV 0090

This class is a detailed exploration of the most recent neuroscientific research of meditation. The course explores the cognitive, affective, and neurophysiological effects of...(more »)

An Introduction to Contemplative Studies

Course Code: UNIV 0540

Introduction to the new field of Contemplative Studies focusing on identifying methods human beings have found, across cultures and across time, to concentrate, broaden and deepen...(more »)

Studio Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0100

An introduction to basic visual art concepts, exploring a range of materials with emphasis on experimentation and analysis of visual relationships. Drawing is a vital part of this course.

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Studio Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0100

An introduction to basic visual art concepts, exploring a range of materials with emphasis on experimentation and analysis of visual relationships. Drawing is a vital part of this course.

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3-D Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0130

This is an extensive study in form and structure intended to develop spatial understanding and the fundamentals of 3-dimensional design and construction. Students will explore...(more »)

Drawing With Watercolor

Course Code: VISA 1330

This course will be a rigorous examination of the possibilities of drawing with watercolor. We will do a lot of work outside and there will be an emphasis on unorthodox use of...(more »)

Photography I

Course Code: VISA 1510

Introductory course in black and white photography, emphasizing core photographic concepts, possibilities, history, genres, technical information, and techniques. A variety of...(more »)