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FYE Courses

First-years spend their first two blocks at CC immersed in a pair of fast-paced, writing-intensive courses typical of the Block Plan. In addition to sparking student interest in learning, FYE courses are aimed at refining skills like weighing evidence, managing contradictions, establishing connections, and expressing ideas orally and on paper.

 


2013-2014 Fall Start

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Anthropology/Physics - AN209/PC122:
Cosmology and Place in the American Southwest
Cosmology and Place in the American Southwest

Art History/Music - AH113 (or PA200)/MU221:Asian Art and Music
Asian Art and Music

Biology - BY101:

Microbiology and Cellular Biophysics Microbiology and Cellular Biophysics

Biology - BY131:

Introduction to Molecular and Cellular BiologyIntroduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

Chemistry - CH107/CH100:

General Chemistry I/Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic ScienceGeneral Chemistry I / Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science

Comparative Literature - CO100:Introduction to Comparative Literature: Literary MetamorphosesIntroduction to Comparative Literature: Literary Metamorphoses

English - EN203:

Tradition and Change in Literature: The Empires Strike BackTradition and Change in Literature: The Empires Strike Back

English - EN203/FE133:

Tradition and Change in Literature: Ars Amatoria: Love, Society, and LiteratureTradition and Change in Literature: Ars Amatoria: Love, Society, and Literature

English/Education - EN280/ED250:English/Education-EN 280/ED 250: Tales out of School/The Aims of Education: Theories and Representations of Education and Schooling
Tales out of School / The Aims of Education: Theories and Representations of Education and Schooling

Race and Ethnic Studies - ES185/ES212:Race and Ethnic Studies- ES 185/ES212: Introduction to Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity/ Theories of Race and EthnicityIntroduction to Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity / Theories of Race and Ethnicity

Feminist and Gender Studies - FG110/FG206:Feminist and Gender Studies- FG 110/FG 206: Introduction to Feminist and Gender Studies/Women and the BodyIntroduction to Feminist and Gender Studies / Women and the Body

Film and New Media Studies - FS215/FM102:Film and New Media Studies- FS215/FM102: Introduction to Film Studies/Basic Filmmaking
Introduction to Film Studies / Basic Filmmaking

General Studies - GS101:
Classics CL222: Freedom and Authority in a Perfect World: Utopian Thought from Ancient to Modern Times
Freedom and Authority in a Perfect World: Utopian Thought from Ancient to Modern Times
General Studies - GS101:
General Studies- GS 101: Freedom and Authority: “Freedom from what? Freedom for what?  On whose authority? Tracing the arc of the discussion from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Freedom and Authority: “Freedom from what? Freedom for what?  On whose authority?" Tracing the arc of the discussion from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Classics - CL115:
Classics - CL115: An Introduction to Classical Literature and Archaeology: Classical Freedom and Authority
Freedom and Authority: An Introduction to Classical Literature and Archaeology: Sights and Sounds of the Greeks and Romans

Geology/Environmental Science - GY140/EV128 (SW128):
Geology/Environmental Science- GY 140/EV 128 (SW 128): Physical Geology/Introduction to Global Climate Change
Physical Geology / Introduction to Global Climate Change

History - HY104:


History- HY 104: Culture, Society, and History: The Mediterranean
Culture, Society, and History: The Mediterranean

History - HY120:


History- HY 120: The American Past
The American Past

Japanese - JA/PA130 and JA/PA250:
Japanese- JA/PA 130 and JA/PA 250: Interpreting Asian Cultures
Interpreting Asian Cultures

Mathematics - MA151:

Mathematics- MA 151: The World of Numbers
The World of Numbers

Music - MU182:

Music- MU 182: Emotion and Meaning in Music
Emotion and Meaning in Music

Physics - PC120:

Physics - PC120 - Life in the Universe
Life in the Universe

Physics - PC123/PC124:

Physics- PC 123/PC 124: Scientific RevolutionsScientific Revolutions

Political Science/Music - PS101/MU227:Political Science/Music- PS 101/MU 227: Great Ideas in Politics and Music

Great Ideas in Politics and Music

Political Science/English - PS115-EN115/GS101:
Political Science/English- PS 115-EN 115/GS 101: Concepts of Freedom from Ancient to Modern Times
Concepts of Freedom from Ancient to Modern Times

Political Science/History - PS203/HY200:
Political Science/History- PS 203/HY 200: The Search for Islamic Order: Yesterday and Today
The Search for Islamic Order: Yesterday and Today

Psychology - PY101:

Psychology- PY 101: Introduction to Psychology: Enduring Ideas and Present Principles
Introduction to Psychology: Enduring Ideas and Present Principles

Russian/Eurasian Studies - RS200/RU101:
Russian / Eurasian Studies - RS 200 / RU 101: Russia: Language, Literature, and Film
Russia: Language, Literature, and Film

Sociology - SO100/SO235 (FG235):Sociology- SO 100/SO 235 (FG 235): Thinking Sociologically / Sociology of FamilyThinking Sociologically / Sociology of Family

Spanish - SP101:

Spanish- SP 101: Elementary Spanish
Elementary Spanish
Spanish - SP304/305:
Spanish- SP 304/SP 305: History and Literature of the Mexican Revolution
Advanced Spanish
 
Southwest Studies - SW175:Southwest Studies- SW 175: The Southwest: An Introduction

The Southwest: An Introduction 

Theater/Dance - TH/DA100:
Theater/Dance- TH/DA 100: Ritual, Theatre, Performance
Ritual, Theatre, Performance

Winter Start

Approximately 45 students are expected to enter the freshman class in early 2013. These students are free during the fall for work, travel, or off-campus study, and begin their studies in January. Although it will not be required, winter start students will be encouraged to stay for the college’s impressive Summer Session so that they can start the following fall with sophomore standing.

Read more about the program from our admissions office.


2013-2014 Winter Start Courses 

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Biology - BY100, GS222, FM200:BY UnknownScience Journalism: Reporting and Writing about the Natural Sciences

English - EN203:English- EN 203: Tradition and Change in Literature: All in the FamilyTradition and Change in Literature: All in the Family

History and Art History - HS120:History- HS 120: Renaissance CultureRenaissance Culture