Undergraduate Programs

Course Catalog: 65 Courses

An Introduction to Africana Studies

Course Code: AFRI 0090

This course introduces students to the vibrant and contested field of Africana Studies by critically exploring and analyzing the links and disjunctures in the cultural, political,...(more »)

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 »)

Celluloid America

Course Code: AMST 1612B

The American motion picture developed as a unique art form in the late 19th century and its enduring cultural and social significance is irrefutable. In this course, we will explore...(more »)

Anthropology of Stuff

Course Code: ANTH 0001

Our lives are surrounded by objects we make, gift, sell and buy. What can these objects tell us about who we are as humans? This course will introduce students to material anthropology,...(more »)

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Course Code: ANTH 0100

This course provides an introduction to cultural anthropology, surveying its defining questions, methods, and findings. We will examine the history and utility of anthropology's...(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 »)

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 »)

Literature and the American Presidency

Course Code: COLT 0610G

We are accustomed to engaging the American presidency as a public office best approached through the prism of government, political science, and the like. This course studies...(more »)

Literature and Knowledge

Course Code: COLT 0610S

What is knowledge? How do we know what we know? We will read literary texts concerned with these questions to consider how knowledge relates to power, and how deception, stupidity,...(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 »)

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 »)

Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay

Course Code: ENGL 0110

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 0110

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

Course Code: ENGL 0180-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

Course Code: ENGL 0180-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 »)

The Literature of Identity

Course Code: ENGL 0500J

This course will explore various conceptions of personal identity, with an emphasis on Romanticism. We'll read Anglo-American philosophical and literary texts (mostly poetry)...(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 »)

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 »)

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 Inquisition, Conversos, and Early Capitalism in the Atlantic World: 1492-1700

Course Code: HIST 0710

This course explores the rise and fall of converso (Sephardic Jews forced to convert to Christianity) trading networks in the Atlantic world. In particular, we will focus on the...(more »)

World War II in Europe: History, Experience, Memory

Course Code: HIST 0760

World War II was the defining event of the twentieth century. This course will focus on the military, political, social and cultural dimensions of the war in Europe and the USSR....(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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Graphic Novels and Comic Masterworks

Course Code: LITR 0999

Focused on the influence of graphic novels and comic art, this course looks at examples of graphic novels and comic art from seminal texts like Art Spiegleman's Maus through...(more »)

Advanced Fiction

Course Code: LITR 1010A

The writing of short stories or longer works in progress in regular installments, along with appropriate exercises and reading assignments. See general course description above...(more »)

Calculus with Applications to Social Science

Course Code: MATH 0070

A one-semester survey of calculus for students who wish to learn the basics of calculus for application to social sciences or for cultural appreciation as part of a broader education....(more »)

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 »)

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 »)

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 »)

Brain Rhythms in Cognition, Mental Health & Epilepsy

Course Code: NEUR 1750

"Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances." Maya Angelou.

The brain, too, dances. Its rhythms are the result of millions of neurons coordinating...(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 »)

Islam: From Mohamed to the Present

Course Code: RELS 0150

In this course, the historical origins and development of Islam will be studied in light of the sources and communities that shaped it. Themes to be explored include the central...(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 »)

The Creative Ensemble

Course Code: TAPS 1280B

Develops skills in acting, improvisation, directing, teaching, and writing. Through research, performance and collaboration, participants explore individual/group talents and creative...(more »)

The Actor's Instrument: Clown

Course Code: TAPS0930E

Derived from the teachings of Jacques Lecoq and Philippe Gaulier, this course is physically-based, improvisational, loud and messy. Emphasis is on organic and intuitive response,...(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 »)

Contemplative Approaches to Living and Dying

Course Code: UNIV 0333

One of the central components of a religious tradition are beliefs about the meaning of human existence - a meaning that is constructed in relation to the significance of one’s...(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 »)

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 »)