Undergraduate Programs

2014 Course Catalog: 64 Courses

An Introduction to Africana Studies

Course Code: AFRI 0090 CRN: 60075

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Revolting Bodies: Aesthetics, Representation, and Popular Culture

Course Code: AMST 0191O CRN: 60032

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Celluloid America

Course Code: AMST 1612B CRN: 60031

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Anthropology of Stuff

Course Code: ANTH 0001 CRN: 60029

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Course Code: ANTH 0100 CRN: 60030

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Methods of Applied Mathematics I

Course Code: APMA 0330 CRN: 60034

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Methods of Applied Mathematics II

Course Code: APMA 0340 CRN: 60033

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Introduction to Human Physiology

Course Code: BIOL 0060 CRN: 60004

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Cell and Molecular Biology

Course Code: BIOL 0500 CRN: 60039

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Principles of Immunology

Course Code: BIOL 0530 CRN: 60052

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Principles of Physiology

Course Code: BIOL 0800 CRN: 60014, Lab: 60015

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure

Course Code: CHEM 0330 CRN: 60055, Lab: 60056

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

Course Code: CHEM 0350 CRN: 60057, Lab: 60058

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

The Idea of Self

Course Code: CLAS 1120G CRN: 60007

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Developmental Psychopathology

Course Code: CLPS 0640 CRN: 60028

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Quantitative Methods for Psychological Sciences

Course Code: CLPS 0900 CRN: 60053

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Research Methods in Psychology

Course Code: CLPS 1090 CRN: 60005

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Sleep and Chronobiology Research

Course Code: CLPS 1194 CRN: 60016

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Abnormal Psychology

Course Code: CLPS 1700 CRN: 60027

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Literature and the American Presidency

Course Code: COLT 0610G CRN: 60026

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Literature and Knowledge

Course Code: COLT 0610S CRN: 60076

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in History, Literature, Film

Course Code: COLT 0811U CRN: 60001

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Principles of Economics

Course Code: ECON 0110 CRN: 60038

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Financial Accounting

Course Code: ECON 0710 CRN: 60037

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

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Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Intermediate Microeconomics

Course Code: ECON 1110 CRN: 60036

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Course Code: ECON 1210 CRN: 60035

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Introduction to Econometrics

Course Code: ECON 1620 CRN: 60062

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Critical Reading and Writing I: The Academic Essay

Course Code: ENGL 0110 CRN: 60008

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Course Code: ENGL 0180-S01 CRN: 60010

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Course Code: ENGL 0180-S02 CRN: 60079

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

The Literature of Identity

Course Code: ENGL 0500J CRN: 60009

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Good, Evil, and Inbetween

Course Code: ENGL 0510S CRN: 60025

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Reading French in the Arts and Sciences

Course Code: FREN 0220 CRN: 60024

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

German for Reading

Course Code: GRMN 0120 CRN: 60023

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

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

Course Code: HIST 0710 CRN: 60022

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

World War II in Europe: History, Experience, Memory

Course Code: HIST 0760 CRN: 60021

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Essentials of the Latin Language

Course Code: LATN 0100 CRN: 60020

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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Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Fiction I

Course Code: LITR 0110A CRN: 60054

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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Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Screenwriting I

Course Code: LITR 0110E CRN: 60050

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

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Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Graphic Novels and Comic Masterworks

Course Code: LITR 0999 CRN: 60049

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Advanced Fiction

Course Code: LITR 1010A CRN: 60048

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Calculus with Applications to Social Science

Course Code: MATH 0070 CRN: 60059

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Introductory Calculus, Part I

Course Code: MATH 0090 CRN: 60043

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Introductory Calculus, Part II

Course Code: MATH 0100 CRN: 60042

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

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

Course Code: MUSC 0510 CRN: 60003

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience

Course Code: NEUR 0010 CRN: 60013

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Experimental Neurobiology

Course Code: NEUR 1600 CRN: 60011

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Brain Rhythms in Cognition, Mental Health & Epilepsy

Course Code: NEUR 1750 CRN: 60040

"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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

The Place of Persons

Course Code: PHIL 0010 CRN: 60019

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Critical Reasoning

Course Code: PHIL 0100 CRN: 60018

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Doctors and Patients- Clinical Communication in Medicine

Course Code: PHP 1010 CRN: 60006

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Basic Physics (3)

Course Code: PHYS 0030 CRN: 60070, Lab: 60071

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Basic Physics (4)

Course Code: PHYS 0040 CRN: 60060, Lab: 60061

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Islam: From Mohamed to the Present

Course Code: RELS 0150 CRN: 60051

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Persuasive Communication

Course Code: TAPS 0220 CRN: 60078

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

The Creative Ensemble

Course Code: TAPS 1280B CRN: 60077

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

The Actor's Instrument: Clown

Course Code: TAPS0930E CRN: 60046

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Meditation and the Brain: Applications in Basic and Clinical Science

Course Code: UNIV 0090 CRN: 60047

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Contemplative Approaches to Living and Dying

Course Code: UNIV 0333 CRN: 60045

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

An Introduction to Contemplative Studies

Course Code: UNIV 0540 CRN: 60012

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Studio Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0100 CRN: 60017

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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Course Status: Course Full - Waitlist Closed

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Studio Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0100 CRN: 60080

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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Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

3-D Foundation

Course Code: VISA 0130 CRN: 60044

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 »)

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

Photography I

Course Code: VISA 1510 CRN: 60002

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

Course Status: Open

When: 7 weeks: Jun 23, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014