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Summer 2021 Courses

Registration for Summer 2021 opens Monday, November 30th

Summer Session courses give Colorado College undergraduates the opportunity to catch up, get ahead, or explore a new topic! CC students are given one wild card usage, which will cover the tuition of 1 CC Unit on campus or abroad.

CC students can register themselves in Banner, through the Drop/Add function. Course enrollment is first come, first served, so secure your summer registration today!

Summer
Half Block

Block A

Block B

Block C

June 2-June 11
June 2-June 25
June 28-July 21
July 26-August 13
three weeks
15-day Block

 

 

Summer Half Block: June 2 - June 11, 2021

GS 222: Special Topics: Interspersed Arts Collective - Ryan Banagale (Remote Only)
This online interdisciplinary performance-art course invites all participants to transform their environments into virtual sonic, theatrical spaces by developing their listening and technological skills. As a collaboration between UCCS and Colorado College, this course explores the creation of ritual through a redefined sense of virtual and institutional space, as well as demonstrates the creative possibilities of being an at-a-distance performance collective. Students will learn about other similarly designed genre-bending online interdisciplinary arts collectives from around the world as they work to create their own surprising and engaging collaborative pieces. Members of the course will be composers, visual artists, actors, video artists, and observers of our ultimate online theatrical-band-filmed-installation exhibit.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 0.5

HK 260: HBK Seminar: Current Research at the Virtual ACSM Annual Meeting 2021 - Anthony Bull
Organized around the ACSM Annual Meeting, this course will examine the ACSM as a professional organization, discuss the purpose of annual research meetings in contrast with clinical meetings, and plan for what to expect at the annual research meeting. We will also discuss the basics of human research in health and exercise physiology.
Course is offered as P/F Only. Specific Dates: 5/27-6/9

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: HK130 and/or COI Units: 0.5

PC 210: Investigations in Engineering - Rois Langer
Project-based course taught by a visiting engineer to introduce students to a particular field of engineering. Content will vary substantially between offerings.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 0.5


Block A: June 2 - June 25, 2021

AH 200: Topics in Art History: Mid-Century Modern Architecture and Design - Catherine Hundley

The visual culture of post-war America was informed by the space race, the nuclear age, and a vision of the future which often remained rooted in longstanding societal structures. This course will analyze the distinctive design of mid-twentieth century architecture, automobiles, furniture, and other consumer products, c. 1945-1969. These structures and objects will be assessed within the contexts of gender, race, and social mobility. Areas of inquiry will range from Palm Springs chic to the emerging American car culture, from suburbia to the modernized workplace, and beyond.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

AN 102: Cultural Anthropology- Sarah Hautzinger

The study of human societies through the central concept of culture. Explores such topics as meaning, social organization, difference and inequality, adaptation, kinship and gender, religion, environment, technology and conflict. Presents anthropological themes including holism, comparison, dynamism and cultural relativism, as well as methodological approaches to studying human experience in naturally occurring contexts. 1 unit. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

Critical Perspectives: G & S Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

AS 201: Printmaking- Kate Aitchison

Introduction to historic printmaking processes as well as contemporary computer-based techniques. A variety of techniques including etching, lithography, woodcuts, and monotype may be covered. Digital manipulation of imagery in Photoshop for use in photolithography and polymer plate letterpress may also be considered. Although technical processes are introduced, the primary focus is conceptual; emphasis placed on thinking as a graphic artist and printmaker (in reverse, in multiple, etc.)

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Art Studio 102,103 or 115 Units: 1

BE 362: Plant Ecology - Shane Heschel
Descriptive and analytical studies of plant communities and populations. Field work includes sampling techniques and their application to answer specific research questions. Readings and discussions cover the various perspectives and theories of plant ecology.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Organismal Biology and Ecology 208,BE 105 Units: 1

BE 412: Entomology - Boyce Drummond
Evolution, taxonomy, structure, physiology, development, behavior and ecology of insects. Laboratory includes identification, dissection, experimentation, curation and field work.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: BE106, and BE208 or consent of instructor Units: 1

CH 108: General Chemistry II - Amy Dounay & Jared Harris
Basic concepts necessary for understanding chemical reactions. Nomenclature, structure, physical properties and spectroscopy of simple organic molecules. Fundamentals of thermodynamics and reaction kinetics. Laboratory included.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Chemistry & Biochemistry 108 Units: 1

CH 250: Structures of Organic Molecules- Amy Dounay & Jared Harris
Basic concepts necessary for understanding chemical reactions. Nomenclature, structure, physical properties and spectroscopy of simple organic molecules. Fundamentals of thermodynamics and reaction kinetics. Laboratory included.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Chemistry & Biochemistry 108 Units: 1

BU/EC 205: Principles of Financial Accounting- John Mann
An introduction to the fundamentals of the financial statements of corporations, including statement interpretation and analysis. Exposes students to economic decisions and their consequences as they relate to business activities, including operating, investing, and financing activities

Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Economics 100 or Economics 101 and Economics 102 Units: 1

EN 283 - Beginning Fiction Writing - Steven Hayward
Practice in writing prose fiction

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

EN 380 - Advanced Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies: Native American Writers of the Southwest - Natanya Pulley
Multi-genre readings by contemporary Southwest Native American writers concentrating on land stewardship and sense of place.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: 200-level EN or SW course Units: 1

EN 381/RM 300 : The Phenomenology of Toni Morrison: Ramifications of Ramifications - Michael Sawyer
This course will pursue a close reading of 4 novels by Toni Morrison to trace the philosophical import of her literary art practice. We will pursue a reading practice that traces four clear themes in Morrison's work: Beauty, Self-Definition, Sovereignty, and Death. The course will require a great deal of effort and daily preparation to include a final project that will require critical thinking across the multiple dimensions of this literature.

Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality and Equity & Power Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

EN 397: American Literary Modernism, 1914-45 - Aline Lo
The rise of Modernist literature in the U.S. in relation to its discontents. Writers may include Eliot, Pound, W.C. Williams, Cather, Toomer, Stein, Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hurston, and O'Neill.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: English 221 or English 250 or consent of instructor. Units: 1

EV 128: Introduction to Global Climate Change- Mike Taber
Introduction to the contemporary Earth climate system that focuses on the roles of the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, and land surface, and an overview of how this system has changed in the past and is predicted to change in the future. Includes the use of mathematical models to describe complex systems and the role of policy, economics, and ethics in mitigating human impact.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

EV 145: Environment and Society - Jean Lee
Introduction to humanistic and social science perspectives on global environmental change, engaging with a wide variety of explanatory frameworks and disciplinary lenses. Students will examine the socioeconomic, political, cultural, historical, and philosophical drivers of current environmental conditions. Includes perspectives emphasizing potential responses to climate change and other environmental challenges.

Critical Perspectives: Societies and Human Behavior Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

FR 101: Elementary French 1- Alistaire Talent
This course is designed as an introduction to the language and cultures of French-speaking (Francophone) regions of the world. In a simulated immersive environment enhanced with texts, audio-visual and internet resources, students will begin to develop competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing about self-generated information related to their daily lives and to life in different foreign cultural settings. Emphasis on the acquisition of basic communicative skills, i.e. naming and describing people, places, and objects in Francophone and non-Francophone cultural settings.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

GY 100: Studies of Geology: An Entry to Earth Science Using Pop Culture - Rosario Esposito
Geological topics, such as environmental hazards, plate tectonics, and mineral resources and society, offered in different years. No prior knowledge of geology is assumed. May not be taken for credit after 130. (Only one Geology 100 course unit may be applied toward divisional credit in the natural sciences.) (May meet the laboratory/field requirement for natural sciences.) Prerequisite: No credit if taken after 130 or 140.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

GY 250: Studies in Geology: Explore Antarctica Experience STEM - Christine Siddoway
Geological topics, such as Advanced Environmental Geology, Hydrology, Mineral Resources Problems and Policies, and Colorado Alpine Environments, offered in different years. (May meet the laboratory/field requirement for natural sciences.) Prerequisite:

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Geology 130 or 140 Units: 1

HK 125: Human Nutrition- Eryn Murphy
Investigation of the structure, digestion, storage, utilization, and bioenergetics of macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat). Suggested intake, and sources of macronutrients, micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), and water in maintaining normal physiological function are examined. Topics related to energy balance and nutrition for physical activity and recovery are also discussed.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

HK 204: Introduction to Anatomy- Dan Miska

A lecture and cadaver based laboratory course designed to help students gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of human anatomy. Include the examination of skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive structures. Does not involve dissection.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World Program Fee: N/A Units: 1

Prerequisites: 1 unit of Organismal Biology and Ecology 105, 106, or 107, or Molecular Biology 131, or Human Biology and Kinesiology 130, or Psychology 296 or 299, or consent of instructor. Sophomore Standing or higher.

HY 200 / PA250: Topics in Asian Literature and Culture: Axis after the Fall: Postwar Japan & W. Germany 1945-1989 - John William and Jake Smith
By the summer of 1945, the second world war had largely come to an end. Germany and Japan lay in ruins and found themselves at the mercy of the occupying Allied powers. Within ten years, however, both Japan and West Germany were reborn as "postwar" democracies. With booming economies, stable political systems, and burgeoning consumer cultures, they served as key arenas for showcasing the dominance of American-style capitalism and democracy during the Cold War. These postwar dreamworlds were nevertheless shadowed by their opposite, by nightmares residing just below the surface of everyday life. Memories of the war had been expunged from the national imaginary as was the fact that the thriving economies and democratic governing structures were weapons in the Cold War battle against communism. By the mid-1960s, these nightmares began rising to the surface, due in no small part to the actions of protesting students, victims of fascist aggression, and critical intellectuals. This course surveys the postwar history of the two defeated powers, paying close attention to both the dreamworlds and the nightmares of post-fascist life in the shadows of the "American Century."

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

MA 126: Calculus I- Stefan Erickson
Differential and integral calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions and applications. Students normally begin the calculus sequence with this course.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

MA 126: Calculus I- Nguyen Nguyen
Differential and integral calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions and applications. Students normally begin the calculus sequence with this course.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

MB 131: Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology- Olivia Hatton
Structures and functions of biomacromolecules, organelles, and cells and the flow of energy and information within and among them. Provides an introduction to molecular and cellular biology, with emphasis on how to address questions experimentally.

Critical Perspectives:Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Chemistry & Biochemistry 107, or AP/IB equivalent, or consent of instructor. Units:1

PC 133: Astronomy- Juan Burciaga
Our solar system, our galaxy, the expanding universe of galaxies. Methods for obtaining astronomical data; fundamental properties of planets, stars, interstellar matter and galaxies; their origin and evolution; unusual objects like pulsars, quasars and black holes; life in the universe.

Critical Perspectives:Scientific Investigation of the Natural World, Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

PC 141: Physics for the Life Sciences- Evelyn Schumer
This is the first block of a two-block sequence in introductory physics tailored to students majoring in one of the life sciences. This course covers mechanics, thermodynamics, and fluids.

Critical Perspectives:Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Mathematics 125 or 126 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Units: 1

PY 100: Introduction to Psychology- Tomi-Ann Roberts
Examination of psychological phenomena from biobehavioral and socio behavioral perspectives. Contemporary issues in psychology such as intelligence, development, perception, learning, abnormal behavior, language, and social behavior are explored. Scientific methodology and its application to psychological phenomena are stressed.

Critical Perspectives: laboratory/field requirement for natural sciences or Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement

Program Fee: N/A Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

PY 296: Functional Neuroscience- Jordyn Wilcox (Remote Only)
An introduction to the neural bases of behavior, cognition, and emotion. Focus is on neurofunctional systems involved in information processing, plasticity, endocrine regulation, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation, and motor systems. Cannot be taken after PY299.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A Units: 1

Prerequisites: Psychology 100 or Psychology 101 or Psychology 111, or Molecular Biology 131 or Consent of Instructor. Cannot be taken after Psychology 299.

SO 290: Advanced Topics in Sociology: Summer Immigration Institute - Eric Popkin
This community-engaged course/program offers students two project options – the first is an opportunity to collaborate directly with Latinx/immigrant- led organizations in the US Southwest and receive training to implement strategic community- based research projects tied to campaigns that aim to dismantle ICE enforcement mechanisms/policies that criminalize immigrant communities. Students in a second track will assist attorneys with the Southern Poverty Law Center representing immigrants in detention centers in the US Southeast - students conduct intake and follow up interviews, engage in case specific research, and implement bond release and transition campaigns. The course is planning to conduct much of the work remotely but options for in person fieldwork may be possible depending on conditions in summer 2021.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: COI Units: 1

SP 101: Elementary Spanish - Ángela Castro
This is a 2 unit course that runs with SP 201 across Blocks A and B. Students must take the whole 2 units, and not just 1.
Study of basic grammatical structures and patterns with exercises meant to develop proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing presented in a cultural context

Critical Perspectives: Foreign Language Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 2

SP 201: Intermediate Spanish - Carrie Ruiz
This is a 2 unit course that runs with SP 101 across Blocks A and B. Students must take the whole 2 units, and not just 1.
Review of fundamentals of Spanish grammar, composition, reading, and oral practice. Readings and discussion periods on topics of Hispanic cultures including literature, art, music and film.

Critical Perspectives: Foreign Language Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Spanish 101 or equivalent Units: 2

SP 305- Cultural Context and Written Expression- Naomi Wood

Intensive writing and conversation through the study of literary and cultural texts of the Spanish-speaking world. Thematic focus will be determined by instructor

Critical Perspectives: N/A  Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Spanish 201 or equivalent Units: 1

TH 220/MB 100: Biohacking 101: Kitchen Sink- Ryan Platte & Sara Hanson (Remote Only)
Team-taught remotely by CC professors Sara Hanson (Molecular Biology), Ryan Platt (Theatre/Dance), and artist Kathryn Hamilton, the course engages students in a journey to explore the possibilities for creative thinking that might emerge by swapping, mixing, and sometimes just ignoring disciplinary practices. What if we reframed a science experiment as a studio problem, or thought about what happens in a lab as if it were performance? Practicing 'kitchen sink' biology, students will learn the fundamentals of molecular biology to grow bacterial cultures sourced from their homes and using easily-found equipment and supplies. The cultures become living maps of students' personal environments that then become elements in art and performance works that students will create in order to tell stories about biological processes and how the often-invisible microscopic co-inhabitants of our world shape our lives. Course readings and discussions will explore the ways in which art and science influence each other, and throughout the course, students will be challenged to consider critically how social, political, and cultural conditions dictate the trajectory of scientific research, as well as how the languages of science shape social norms and expectations.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites:> N/A Units: 1

TH 207: Lighting Design- Heidi Eckwall
History, theory, and practice of lighting design for the stage. Script analysis, drafting, plotting, and color theory. Laboratory required: participation in one stage production. Limited to 15.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites:> N/A Units: 1

Block B: June 28 - July 21, 2021

 

AH 254 / PA 254: The Art of China - Tamara Bentley

Early Chinese funerary art examined in relation to the Chinese religious philosophies of Confucianism and Daoism. Relationships between Chinese painting and poetry explored, particularly in relation to the hand scroll format. The rise of scholar-literati painting in the Song followed by issues of politics, commerce, and art.

Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

AN 212: Language of Racism- Christina Leza

Focuses on the language of racism across cultures, examining the nature of discourses that communicate and reproduce racist ideologies. A special focus is placed on racist discourse in the United States, New Zealand, and certain societies of Latin America. The course examines the structures and effects of a range of racist discourses, from the extreme discourses of 'white pride' organizations to the everyday language of covert racism.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

AS 110: Books Arts and Letterpress- Lucy Holtsnider

Survey of the fundamental concepts, practices and techniques of a specific topic or medium in studio art. Emphasizes composition, technical skill and visual literacy as related to a specific topic or techniques. Prepares students for advanced classes in studio art.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

BE 202/SW 202: Field Botany

A field course involving collection, identification, and preservation of vascular plants, emphasizing evolution, ecology and biogeography. Takes advantage of the major ecosystems of the Pikes Peak region. (Meets the laboratory/field requirement for natural sciences.)

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Biology 105 Units: 1

CH 107: General Chemistry I- Peggy Daughtery
107 emphasizes the basic principles of atomic structure, periodic properties, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry. Laboratory included.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: COI or 2yrs HS Algebra & 1yr HS Chemistry. Units: 1

CH 251: Reactions of Organic Structure- Habiba Vaghoo
Introduction to the encoding of information as data and the automation of quantitative reasoning with computer programs. This course covers the basics of the Python programming language with examples drawn from many fields (e.g. chemistry, biology, linguistics, art, music). This is the first course for those interested in computer science.

Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

CP 115: Computational Thinking - Matthew Whitehead (Remote Only)
Characteristic reactions of common organic functional groups. Mechanisms, rates and equilibria. The course depends heavily on concepts developed in 250. Laboratory included.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Chemistry & Biochemistry 250 Units: 1

CP 115: Computational Thinking - Daniel Ellsworth
Characteristic reactions of common organic functional groups. Mechanisms, rates and equilibria. The course depends heavily on concepts developed in 250. Laboratory included.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Chemistry & Biochemistry 250 Units: 1

EC 101: Principles of Microeconomics- Oguzhan Batmaz
An introduction to the principles of microeconomics with emphasis on decision-making by households and firms, the way in which individual markets work, the distribution of income, and governmental impact on specific markets.

Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

EN 211: Reading Fiction - George Butte

An introduction to reading (or interpreting) narrative fiction

Critical Perspectives: Writing Intensive Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

EV 375: Community Forestry - Jean Lee

Focuses on the role of forest ecosystems in social, political, and economic systems and how definitions and management of forests are contested. Students will gain and apply skills and tools from multiple social science disciplines to understand the short and long-term ramifications of forest management policies. Includes service-learning field trips.

Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

FM 102: Basic Filmmaking- Arom Choi

Examines the fundamentals of filmmaking - planning, shooting, and editing - via numerous short projects that culminate in a final public screening. Topics include framing and composition; cinematography, lighting, and sound; storyboards and shot diagrams; editing tools and techniques; digital workflow; and the process of analysis, evaluation, and revision.

 

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

FR 102: Elementary French II- TBD (Remote Only)

This course is designed to build on skills acquired in FR101. In a simulated immersive environment enhanced with texts, audio-visual and internet resources, students will continue to develop competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing about self-generated information related to their daily lives and to life in different foreign cultural settings. Students will use language to complete simple tasks in specified Francophone as well as non-Francophone contexts.

 

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: French 101 or COI Units: 1

HK 306: Advanced Joint Anatomy- Dan Miska
A laboratory based human cadaver dissection course designed to help students gain an advanced understanding of selected joints of the human body and to develop the skills of human cadaver dissection.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Human Biology and Kinesiology 204 Units: 1

HK 321: Human Physiology- Eryn Murphy
Provides an integrative approach to understanding normal physiological relationships of major organ systems in the human body through lectures and laboratory experiences. Information is presented from the cellular to the organismal level. Designed to meet the needs of students interested in pre and allied health fields when taken in conjunction with HK204.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Human Biology and Kinesiology 204 Units: 1

HY 212/EV 273: American Environmental History- Amy Kohout
A survey of American history from the perspective of the environment, beginning with the biological and cultural invasion of the New World in 1492 and ending with current environmental problems and their historical roots. Topics include Native American vs. Euro-American views of nature, the impact of changing economic systems on the environment, and the impact of the landscape on various American cultures.

Critical Perspectives: Foreign Language Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

MA 117: Probability and Statistics- Robert Gordon
An introduction to the ideas of probability, including counting techniques, random variables and distributions. Elementary parametric statistical tests with examples drawn from the social sciences and life sciences. Not recommended for mathematics majors.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: No credit after Organismal Biology and Ecology 220 or any other college-level statistics course. Units: 1

MA 129: Calculus II- Molly Moran (Remote Only)
Techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, vectors in two and three dimensions, differential calculus of functions of several variables.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Mathematics 125 or 126. No credit after Mathematics 128. Units: 1

MB 201: Molecular Biology- Olivia Hatton
Laboratory techniques common in contemporary research in genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology. Introduction to research ethics.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Molecular Biology 131 or Molecular Biology 111 or COI Units: 1

PC 142: Physics for the Life Sciences- Evelyn Schumer
This is the second block of a two-block sequence in introductory physics tailored to students majoring in one of the life sciences. This course covers electricity, magnetism, basic electrical circuits, waves, optics, and quantum physics.

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement & Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Physics 141 or equivalent or COI. Units: 1

PY 374: Lifespan Development- Tricia Waters

A research-based analysis of perspectives, issues, and influences on human development from conception to death. Content areas to be examined include aspects of cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. Course combines lecture, discussion and laboratory work.

 

Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures & Social Inequality Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Psychology 202 Units: 1

SP 306- Cultural Context and Critical Analysis- Andreea Marinescu

Continues the acquisition of the Spanish language and trains students in the most important methods of critical analysis through readings in different genres.

 

Critical Perspectives: N/A  Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Spanish 305 or equivalent Units: 1

Block C: July 26-August 13
(three weeks - 15-day Block)

EN 280: Topics in Literature: Superheroes and Comics - Jared Richman
The superhero has variously embodied the political idealism, social exclusion, and cultural anxieties of a volatile American century. Tracing the formation of such icons as Batman and Superman through the fraught figuration of so-called feminist idols like Wonder Woman to the emergence of complex figures such as the X-Men, the Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Black Panther, and Daredevil, this class will examine the cultural impact of superheroes as media productions reflecting shifting attitudes towards all aspects of human identity (especially in terms of race, class, gender, ability, and ethnicity). We will use the superhero figure and the medium of comics to consider the nature of power, justice, identity, heroism, freedom, authority, resistance, and modernity. We will examine works from the Golden and Silver Ages of American superhero comics alongside later productions such as Alan Moore's Watchmen, Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, and Mark Millar's Superman: Red Son.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1.0

GY 140: Physical Geology - Paul Myrow

The fundamentals of physical geology: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks; basic mineralogy; structural geology; mapping; and examination of local stratigraphic units. (Meets the laboratory/field requirement for the natural sciences.)

Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

FM 101: Introduction to Film Studies-Scott Krzych (Remote Only)
Film in its formal and ideological dimensions, narrative, documentary, and experimental. Students learn to become active and critical viewers of films, and to situate film aesthetics within historical, industrial, cultural, and political contexts, developing an understanding of film form as interlinked with content.

Critical Perspectives: Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

CO 300/RM 312/EN 306: Calling for Change; Literary Activism and Social movements in the Global Present-Ammar Naji
Using a comparative lens of analysis, the course investigates how reform literature from various transcultural traditions illuminate the global incentives and underpinnings of contemporary social movements and the reasons behind their global rise or regional demise. Students will be exploring how literature operates as a form of civic engagement in response to inequities of race, gender, class and ethnicity.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

EC 102: Principles of Microeconomics- Oguzhan Batmaz (Remote Only)
An introduction to the principles of macroeconomics with emphasis on the behavior of economic aggregates such as total output, total employment, the price level, and the rate of economic growth; and government policies which affect them .

Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

EC 110: Intro Topics: Business Communication-Mike Edmonds

Business Communications is a survey course of communications skills needed in the business environment. Course content includes writing executive summaries, resumes, online profiles and electronic messages; delivering oral presentations, both prepared and impromptu; and developing interpersonal skills. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are emphasized. Development of these skills are integrated with the use of technology.

 

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

FG 212/RM 200/FM 205: Critical Media Studies- Heidi Lewis

Studies the competencies necessary for analyzing mass media codes and conventions and interpreting the meanings and ideologies generated by texts in TV, film, radio, internet, and other industries, especially regarding how race, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, citizenship, and other social, cultural, and political markers are constructed. Examines the impetuses for and implications of these constructions, including the ways in which they are revised, resisted, and reproduced.

 

Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques & Social Inequality Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Units: 1

HK 204: Introduction to Anatomy- Dan Miska (Remote Only)
A lecture and cadaver based laboratory course designed to help students gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts of human anatomy. Include the examination of skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive structures. Does not involve dissection.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: 1 unit of Organismal Biology and Ecology 105, 106, or 107, or Molecular Biology 131, or Human Biology and Kinesiology 130, or Psychology 296 or 299, or consent of instructor Units: 1

HK 321: Human Physiology- Eryn Murphy
Provides an integrative approach to understanding normal physiological relationships of major organ systems in the human body through lectures and laboratory experiences. Information is presented from the cellular to the organismal level. Designed to meet the needs of students interested in pre and allied health fields when taken in conjunction with HK204.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: Human Biology and Kinesiology 204 Units: 1

HY 200: Human Rights: Histories, Theories, and Debates- Purvi Mehta (Remote Only)
An introduction to history through the study of a special subject in depth. Emphasis on the ways in which historians find and interpret the materials of the past. For students who do not complete the West in Time requirement in the History Department, a gateway to the History major. Topics designated according to the specialties of the faculty.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

HY 200: American History, American Film- Bryan Rommel-Ruiz
Selected topics in the study of history. Specific content and emphasis to be determined by the instructor.

Critical Perspectives: N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

IT 103 - Elementary Italian l- Dario Sponchiado
Introduction to Italian language and culture, with emphasis on the acquisition of basic oral and written proficiency in order to communicate effectively and accurately in everyday life situations.

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PH 101: Greek Philosophy- Rick Furtak (Remote Only)
An examination of the origins of Western philosophy as it arose in ancient Greece. The course begins with the Pre-Socratic philosophers, centers on the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, and closes with the important Hellenistic traditions of Stoicism, Skepticism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, and Neoplatonism.

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PS 225: Conduct of U.S. Foreign Policy- John Gould

Ideas and Institutions which condition the formulation and execution of the nation's foreign policy.

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Prerequisites: Either 209 or 225 can be counted towards the PS and IPE majors, but not both. Units: 1

PS 270: Liberty and Equality- Eve Grace & John Grace
Explores the question whether there is a fundamental justification for democratic rule by analyzing diverse defenses and critiques of the claims that democracy is founded on the truth of human equality and best provides for individual liberty.

Critical Perspectives: N/A & N/A Program Fee: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A Units: 1

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