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Course List for First-Year Students

A first-year student's schedule consists of a first-year seminar and 3-3.5 other courses. This is a list of courses available to first-year students. In your portal, rank 10-15 courses you are interested in taking. Your schedule will be filled with courses from this list. Submit these choices in your e-Services portal between May 16 and June 23.

Course List for Fall 2023

AFST100 Introduction to Africana Studies
ANTH151 Human Cultures 
ANTH153 Human Origins
ARTD120 Introduction to Design Studies
ARTH190 Black American Art Histories
ARTS153 Intro to Painting
ARTS163 Intro to Photography
ARTS170 Intro to Sculpture
ARTS175 Intro to Ceramics
BIO101 Molecules, Genes & Cells
BIO102 Evolution, Organisms & Ecology
BUS110 Gateway to Business Analytics
CHEM120 Struc/Prop Organic Molecules
CHEM130 Struc/Prop Inorganic Compounds
CHEM170 Stoichiometric Calculations (.25 credit)
CHIN161 Elementary Chinese I 
CHIN261 Intermediate Chinese I 
CLST100 Greek & Roman Mythology 
CLST153 Ancient Greek World
CLST265 Troy and Aegean Archaeology
COMM111 Acting I 
COMM117 Costume, Lighting, & Scenery Craft (Q)
COMM123 Public Speaking
CSC121 Computer Science I (Q) 
ECON100 Intro to Economics (Q)
EDUC170 Foundations of Education
ENG120 College Writing I
ENG141 Reading World Literature
ENG149 Intro to Creative Writing
ENG181 Ethics & Society
ENG191 Science, Nature, and Technology
ENG232 News Writing and Editing
ENG281 British Writers I
FLME100 Introduction to Film & Media Arts
FLME195 Intro to Digital Film Production
FLME231A K-Drama and K-Pop Culture
FLME235 Making the Video Diary (Production)
FREN101 Elementary French I
FREN110 Review of Elementary French
FREN201 Outsiders and Insiders: immigration in Post-Colonial France
FREN205 A la Une: France Today
FREN327 Literary Voices
GEOS110 Earth & the Environment (Q)
GEOS125 Introduction to Environmental Science
GLH101 Intro to Global Health
GRK101 Intro to Ancient Greek I
GRMN111 Elementary German I
GRMN211 Intermediate German I 
GRMN212 Intermediate German II
GRMN314 Tor! Die Rolle von Fussball in der deutschen Kultur
HISP131 Intro/Spanish-speaking World I
HISP140 Spanish-speaking World: Intensive
HISP231 Topics of the Spanish-speaking World I
HISP333 Spanish as Heritage Language

HIST100B People on the Move
HIST100C Boxing in History, Literature and Film
HIST100D Revolution and Counter-Revolution: Cuba, Chile and the Cold War
HIST226 People and Politics in Modern Europe
HIST255 East Asia in the Modern World
HIST265 20th-Century United States
ITAL171 Elementary Italian I 
ITAL271 Intermediate Italian I
JAPN151 Elementary Japanese I 
JAPN251 Intermediate Japanese I 
JAPN351 Advanced Japanese I
KINS100 Intro to Kinesiology
LAT123 Elementary Latin I 
LAT223 Intermediate Latin
MATHEXP Game Theory in Society
MATH123 Computational Discrete Math (Q)
MATH135 Calculus with Review I
MATH141 Stats for Professionals (Q)
MATH151 Calculus I (Q)
MATH152 Calculus II (Q)
MATH251 Calculus III (Q)
MSST110 Contemporary Issues in Museum Studies
MUS102 Exploring Music in History and Culture
MUS181 Symphonic Band (.25 credit)
PACS100 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
PHIL101 Intro to Philosophy
PHIL209C Game Theory in Society
PHIL233 Ethics & Business
PHYS120 Principles of Physics I (Q)
PHYS130 Principles of Physics II (Q)
PHYS190A Observing the Sky
POLS110 American Government
POLS130 Introduction to Political Theory
POLS150 Comparative Politics and Government
POLS170 International Politics
PSY100 Introductory Psychology
REL130 Intro to Religions
REL250 Christianity
REL257 Hinduism
REL258 Buddhism
SOC100 Contemporary Society
UNIV135 Academic Excellence Seminar (.5 credit)
UNIV180 Science Research Professional Development I (.25 credit)
WGSS140 Intro to WGSS


If a course fulfills distribution area requirements, it is noted after the course title: AH = Arts and Humanities, SS = Social Science, SM = Science and Math, LA = Language, PPD = Power, Privilege, and Diversity, GL = Global Learning. Courses that satisfy the quantitative reasoning requirement as noted as “Q." This Advising Guide for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A) Degree in the College of Liberal Arts may be helpful.

*** Special Announcement: Global Language Studies ***

Effective fall 2019, language courses will display under the new disciplinary area classified as Global Language Studies. Courses will be updated with the following major/minor, program, and subject codes (and some course descriptions):

ASIA – Asian Studies, CHIN – Chinese Studies, FREN – Global French Studies, GRMN – German Studies (formerly GER)HISP – Hispanic Studies (formerly SPAN)JAPN – Japanese Studies, ITAL – Italian Cultural Studies


AFST 100. Introduction to Africana Studies (1 course, SS or PPD)
Designed as the gateway to Africana Studies, this course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the collective experience of blacks in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. The course seeks to provide students an intellectual framework for engagement in a process of self-discovery and for achieving a more global understanding of the unique ways in which Africans and peoples of African descent have constituted our world. The course, which introduces important theoretical approaches and builds critical and analytical skills, provides an overview of the historical, socio-economic and cultural dynamics of black life.

ANTH 151. Human Cultures (1 course, SS or PPD)
An introduction to the perspectives, methods and ideas of cultural anthropology. Analysis of human diversity and similarities among people throughout the world, both Western and non-Western, through cross-cultural comparison. Topics include: culture and society; ethnographic research; ethnocentrism vs. cultural relativism; how societies adapt to their environment; different forms of marriage and social relationships; male, female and other forms of gender; the social functions of religion; and processes of socio-cultural change. May not be taken pass/fail.

ANTH 153. Human Origins (1 course, SM)
An introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology, showing how biology and culture enable humankind to survive in many different environments. Topics discussed include primate behavior, fossil humans, tools and society, and the relationships between biology and human behavior. May not be taken pass/fail. 

ARTD 120. Introduction to Design Studies (1 course, AH)
In this studio course, students will learn how to control shape, value, space, form, and visual relationship to create effective design and communication. Projects focus on design and problem solving process and result in a portfolio of studies and completed works. This course introduces students to histories and theories of design, and positions students to develop as designers in various fields.

ARTH 190. Black American Art Histories (1 course, AH)
This course examines the work of Black visual artists in the Americas who have approached their practices with a wide range of motivations--from developing an individual abstract vocabulary to supporting a revolutionary artistic collective, from launching a professional career in dressmaking to documenting a local community. We will look at artworks produced in the United States, Caribbean, and Central America from the first centuries of European colonization to today. As we study this diverse array of practices, including sculpture, photography, and performance art, we will consider how artists have found creative resources as well as constraints in visual media. Ultimately, the course aims to dispel monolithic notions of Black art and of Blackness more generally while also considering how Black artists have shared experiences of art world exclusion and discrimination. Particular attention will be given to the work of Black women, LGBTQIA+ artists, and others who have labored to defy narrow definitions of "Black Art." There are no prerequisites for this course.

ARTS 153. Introduction to Painting (1 course, AH)
Designed for the student with little or no prior oil painting experience. This introduction includes development of a basic understanding of oil painting, color principles, line, form and composition. Principles are taught in conjunction with slide presentations and discussions of the painting ideology of past as well as contemporary masters. Generally it is recommended that students take Drawing I before Painting I. Not offered pass/fail.

ARTS 163. Introduction to Photography (1 course, AH) 
An introduction to the art of black-and-white photography, this course provides opportunities for learning personal expression, critical thinking, and the aesthetics of photography through darkroom experiences and camera assignments. A 35-millimeter camera with a manual control is required. Some cameras are available for student checkout. Please see the instructor. Not offered pass/fail.

ARTS 170. Intro to Sculpture (1 course, AH)
An introduction to the concepts and technical skills associated with three dimensional media. The class explores the principles of 3D design, such as structure, organic/inorganic forms and spatial relationships. The curriculum introduces these concepts through a series of projects which develop basic technical skills with a through a variety of materials including clay, plaster, steel, paper and wood.

ARTS 175. Introduction to Ceramics (1 course, AH)
This course is an introduction to art studio focusing on the use of ceramic materials and techniques. The class covers basic art and design principles, idea development through sketching, experimentation and critique, and a range of ceramic techniques including hand building, press molds, wheel forming and surface development. Not offered pass/fail.

BIO 101. Molecules, Genes and Cells (1 course, class and lab, SM)
Includes laboratory. An introduction to genetics, cell biology and molecular biology. Students will examine topics in biological chemistry, cellular structure and function, metabolism and energy flow in cellular systems, Mendelian genetics, and the cell cycle. Note: This course is commonly required for medical school and other health care professions. It does not matter what order you take BIO 101 and BIO 102 in. You may start out in Biology with either course. May not be taken pass/fail. This course is a prerequisite for most 200-400 level courses in Biology.

BIO 102. Evolution, Organisms and Ecology (1 course, class and lab, SM)
Includes laboratory. An introduction to the principles and practice of evolutionary biology, population genetics, and ecology. Students will examine topics in natural selection, the modern synthesis, speciation, phylogeny, primary productivity and ecological efficiency. Note: This course is commonly required for medical school and other health care professions. It does not matter what order you take BIO 101 and BIO 102 in. You may start out in Biology with either course. May not be taken pass/fail. This course is a prerequisite for most 200-400 level courses in Biology.

BUS 110. Gateway to Business Analytics (1 course, SS)
A first course in applied business analytics that assumes no prior experience in the field. Explores uses of business analytics and ways to successfully use analytics in business decisions, including ethical aspects of data analysis. Focuses on gathering, organizing, and describing information. May include introductory topics such as data visualization and interpretation through use of simulation, case studies, and guest speakers. The course will include content from each of the four specializations in the Business Analytics major at DePauw: mathematics, computer science, financial analytics, and business & economics. Prerequisites: None.

CHEM 120. Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules (1 course, class and lab, SM)
This course introduces the basics of chemical bonding, structure and behavior in the context of organic molecules. Emphasis is placed on the nature of bonding, how chemists determine structure, the three-dimensional aspects of structure and how molecular structure determines chemical behavior. Lab activities are designed to reinforce class topics while introducing common organic lab techniques, such as liquid-liquid extraction, NMR, IR, GC/MS, and molecular modeling. Prerequisite: high school chemistry or CHEM 100. May not be taken pass/fail. This course is commonly required by schools in the health professions, including medicine. It does not matter what order you take CHEM 120 and CHEM 130 in. You may start out in Chemistry with either course.

CHEM 130. Structure and Properties of Inorganic Compounds (1 course, class and lab, SM)
An introduction to structure, bonding, properties and simple reactions of inorganic compounds. Topics covered include basic quantum theory, bonding theories, molecular and solid state structure and periodic properties of the elements and their compounds. Application of these topics to biological, environmental and geological systems will be stressed. The lab will focus on the synthesis, structure, properties, and reactivity of inorganic substances, including simple ionic substances and coordination complexes. Characterization using infrared and visible spectroscopy is also introduced. This course is commonly required by schools in the health professions, including medicine. It does not matter what order you take CHEM 120 and CHEM 130 in. You may start out in chemistry with either course.

CHEM 170. Stoichiometric Calculations (.25 course)
A review of the quantitative treatment of chemistry and chemical reactions. Topics include ways to express the absolute and relative amount of chemicals (grams, moles and concentration), balancing chemical reactions, mole-to-mole relationships, limiting reagents and theoretical yields. The course is composed of a series of self-paced modules. There are no class meetings. Prerequisite: high school chemistry or CHEM 100. May not be taken pass/fail. This review course is required for advanced courses in Chemistry.

CHIN 161. Elementary Chinese I (1 course, LA)
The goals for this course are for students to master the pinyin Romanization system and to acquire basic communication skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Mandarin Chinese. CHIN 161 is open only to beginners in Chinese or those with two years or less of high school Chinese.

CHIN 261. Intermediate Chinese I (1 course, LA)
Course work helps students to develop four linguistic skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) in Chinese at a more advanced level. Course work emphasizes drills, conversation and grammar. The goals are for students to acquire the following skills: to pronounce modern standard Chinese, to write words using both characters and pinyin Romanization system, to converse in more complicated sentences based on grammatical structures introduced in this course and to write essays. Prerequisite: CHIN 162 or qualifying score on the placement test. 

CLST 100. Greek and Roman Mythology (1 course, AH)
The principal myths and legends of the ancient world, with consideration of the nature of myth, the social origin and evolution of myths, their relation to religion and philosophy and their use in literature and art.

CLST 153. Ancient Greek World (1 course, AH)
This course provides a broad survey of Greek history, society, and literature from the mythological origins until the Age of Alexander the Great. Students read widely from Greek primary sources such as Homer, Plato, Herodotus, and Thucydides. Not open to students with credit in CLST 253.

CLST 265. Troy and Aegean Archaeology (1 course, AH or GL)
This course explores the rise and fall of cultures and kingdoms during the Mediterranean Bronze Age (ca. 3200-1000 BC) through artistic and architectural remains. Special attention is given to the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Hittites, and Trojans, their relationship to one another, as well as to other regions of the Mediterranean (e.g., Egypt). Topics include: trade in raw materials and elite goods, the development of ceramics and sculpture, expressions of kingship, the Trojan War in myth and reality, and geo-environmental studies, such as the volcanic eruption of Thera. Attention is given to factors that contributed to widespread social and political collapse at the end of the Bronze Age.

COMM 111. Acting I (1 course, AH)
Grounding in American acting technique, paying particular attention to objective, obstacle, playable action, character analysis, improvisation, and understanding and development of the vocal and physical instruments.

COMM 117. Costume, Lighting, and Scenery Craft (1 course, Q-course)
The theory and practice of technical production and design including: scenery construction, lighting, properties, costume construction and make-up. Laboratory work on University productions.

COMM 123. Public Speaking (1 course)
This course examines the attitudes, methods, and techniques used in effective public speaking. Effective performance required in a variety of speaking situations.

CSC 121. Computer Science I (1 course, SM, Q-course)
This is an introductory course in which problem solving and algorithm development are studied by considering computer science topics, such as computer graphics, graphical user interfaces, modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence and information management systems. Interesting and relevant programming assignments related to these topics are written in a high-level programming language that supports objects. Additional assignments utilize writing and data analysis to reinforce central course concepts and to address related areas of computing, such as ethics, history and the meaning of intelligence. The course meets three hours in class and two hours in laboratory (3-2). Offered each semester. Not offered pass/fail.

ECON 100. Introduction to Economics (1 course, SS, Q-course)
Survey of basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics: production, income, demand, supply, cost, price, market structures, money, government finance and international trade and finance.

EDUC 170. Foundations of Education (1 course, SS)
(includes field experience) Establishes a liberal arts foundation for teacher preparation with an emphasis on community/school relationships. Explores major philosophical, historical, and sociological points of view in contemporary American education and their influence on educational decisions and systems. Field experience is required, and students should register for lab time concurrently. May not be taken pass/fail.

ENG 120. College Writing I (1 course)
This course reviews good writing strategies to prepare students for the level of reading, writing and critical thinking done in College Writing II. By means of short essay assignments, students build fluency and confidence in writing. May not be counted toward a major in English. 

ENG 141. Reading World Literature (1 course, AH or GL) 
This course explores literature in translation across national and geographic boundaries. It focuses on fiction, drama, and poetry as a way of gaining a critical understanding of perspectives, voices, and aesthetics of people and places outside of the U.S. In engaging the reader's literary sensibilities, the course aims to develop students' self-reflection on cultural difference and their own globally-situated identities and responsibilities. 

ENG 149. Introduction to Creative Writing (1 course, AH)
An introduction to writing and reading fiction and poetry in a workshop setting using the work of contemporary poets and writers as models. May include some creative non-fiction and/or dramatic writing.

ENG 181. Ethics & Society (1 course, AH)
This course explores literature as a form of social engagement, with the potential to influence our thinking about aesthetic, ethical, or political questions. It considers imaginative writing as a motive force in history through studies of specific works intervening in specific contexts or, more generally, through an analysis of the strategies that writers use to articulate, clarify, and sometimes resolve social or ethical problems.

ENG 191. Science, Nature, and Technology (1 course, AH)
This course explores literature as a response to scientific and technological change. It considers the ways that new scientific discoveries inspire new visions in literature and the ways, in turn, that imaginative writing inspires new approaches in science. It features literary works that contextualize past scientific and technological advances, interpret and critique changes happening in the present, and imagine the changes that might occur in the future.

ENG 232. News Writing and Editing (1 course)
An introduction to the art and craft of writing for newspapers, including story structure, research techniques, interviewing, note taking, ethics, libel and AP Style. Students will hone their writing and reporting skills by covering campus events, writing stories on deadline and following national and local media coverage.

ENG 281. British Writers I: Pilgrim, Warrior, Lover, Knight (1 course, AH)
This course surveys works of representative British authors from Anglo-Saxon times through the Augustan period. It is designed for students wishing to acquaint themselves with this broad area of British letters. The range of readings in this course will emerge from a jingle that I've devised: "Pilgrim, Mystic, / Courtier, Critic, / Warrior, Lover, / Fool and Knight.

FLME 100. Introduction to Film and Media Arts (1 course, AH)
An introduction to the critical study of moving image media that focuses on textual analysis. The course emphasizes the development of cinema as an art form and cultural force and its relation to subsequent audiovisual media, such as television, video, or web series.

FLME 195. Intro to Digital Film Production (1 course, AH)
This course provides an introduction to camerawork, sound recording, lighting and editing in digital filmmaking, with short units on short film screenwriting and working with actors. Prior experience in film production not required.

FLME 231A. K-Drama and K-Pop Culture (1 course, AH or GL)
Introduces students to the study of filmmaking traditions (and counter-traditions) within a national, geographic, cultural, or linguistic context through textual analysis, class discussion, and writing assignments. Some topics center on a national cinema tradition situated within a particular cultural, political, and/or historical context. Others examine the ways in which cinema transcends national boundaries and/or explore narrative and/or aesthetic strategies that reference more than one community, national, or cultural tradition. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

FLME 235. Making the Video Diary (Production) (1 course, AH)
This course guides students to create a unique form of digital storytelling through documenting their everyday lives, as they respond and speak to their surroundings as well as social and personal issues through image and sound. In this course, students explore new ways to communicate with the world and investigate their own themes and interests as artists and creators. The semester will end with an exhibition that showcases student work. No previous experience in production is required.

FREN 101. Elementary French I (1 course, LA)
Introduction to the French language with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The essentials of French grammar. Emphasis on communication and Francophone cultures. FREN 101 is open only to beginners in French or those with two years or less of high school French.

FREN 110. Review of Elementary French (1 course, LA)
Practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Review of French grammar and study of Francophone cultures. For those students who have prior experience in French. Open to students who are placed into this level by test results or departmental direction. Not open to those who have credit for FREN 101 or 102.

FREN 201. Outsiders and Insiders: Immigration in Post-Colonial France (1 course, GL or LA)
Who gets to be "French"? Who belongs and who doesn't? Do 'differences' matter? This course will address these questions and more through French young-adult fiction and film that explore the migratory experience as well as distinct perspectives on sociocultural integration in today's France. This course will also serve as an introduction to literary and film analysis in French.

FREN 205. A la Une: France Today (1 course, GL or LA)
Students will learn about issues and problems of high interest in contemporary France as they work with sources in the French press (including radio, television, and online newspapers) to explore current events and ideas from such fields as politics, business and the economy, energy and the environment, women's rights, religion, ethics, education, health, family, arts, entertainment, and sports. This course is designed to enrich vocabulary, strengthen students' grasp of the structures of the French language, and build oral and written proficiency.

FREN 327. Literary Voices (1 course, GL or LA)
Students will read, discuss, and write about a variety of literary works past and present, in multiple genres (including poetry, prose, and drama) and from multiple perspectives within France and throughout the French-speaking world. Students will consider how writers engage in aesthetic, intellectual, social, and political issues; they will assess the enduring value of writers and texts; and they may even do some creative writing of their own in French.

GEOS 110. Earth and the Environment (1 course, class and lab, SM, Q-course)
Includes laboratory. An introduction to the materials that make up the earth and the interplay between constructive and destructive processes that shape the earth, including plate tectonics. Laboratories include mineral and rock identification, field trips, and topographic map interpretation.

GEOS 125. Introduction to Environmental Science (1 course, SM)
An introduction to the study of environmental science. Topics include matter, energy, ecosystems, human populations, natural resources, and the impact of human activity on the natural environment. Special attention is given to current environmental problems including air and water pollution, acid rain, stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, deforestation, and species extinctions.

GLH 101. Introduction to Global Health (1 course, GL)
This course introduces students to the basic tenets, applications, and foci of global health. It contextualizes current global health issues historically and provides an overview of the core disciplines in the field. Using case studies, students analyze disease burden across several sectors to examine factors affecting health. Readings are drawn from a range of disciplinary perspectives. 

GRK 101. Introduction to Ancient Greek I (1 course, LA)
This course prepares students to read such ancient Greek texts as Homer's Iliad, Sappho's poetry, Plato's Symposium, Herodotus' Histories, Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, and the New Testament in the original language. Introduction to the essentials of ancient Greek vocabulary and grammar with emphasis on development of proficiency in reading ancient Greek literature. First semester of a two-semester sequence of introductory ancient Greek language courses. Applies toward the Distribution Area requirement in Language. Applies toward Major or Minor in Greek or Classical Civilization. Prerequisite for GRK 102. Offered every Fall Semester.

GRMN 111. Elementary German I (1 course, LA)
An introductory program with a variety of learning approaches. Presentation and reinforcement of grammar, pronunciation and idiom through simple reading, guided writing and functional spoken German. An introduction to the German cultural tradition. GER 111 is open only to those without German language background or to those with two years or less of high school German. 

GRMN 211. Intermediate German I (1 course, LA)
General preparation in German for personal, academic and professional use. Exercise in speaking the language and in writing brief original compositions. Reading from modern literary and cultural sources; selected topics about contemporary German life and the German tradition. Prerequisite: GER 112 or qualifying score on the placement test.

GRMN 212. Intermediate German II (1 course, LA)
A continuation of GER 211. Prerequisite: GER 211 or qualifying score on the placement test.

GRMN 314. Tor! Die Rolle von Fussball in der deutschen Kultur (1 course, LA, GL or SS)
Emphasis on aspects of popular, artistic, intellectual, religious and social tradition from selected periods. Prerequisite: GRMN 212 or permission of instructor. 

In this course Fussball Kultur, we will read and analyze a variety of German texts (short newspaper articles, short stories, background information, etc.) and watch some German films that center on soccer culture (please note: the focus will be on soccer culture, not on the game of soccer itself). The goal of this course is to learn about German culture more generally and to improve our reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We will take a closer look at the "world" of soccer--a sport played all around the world--and what role it plays in the lives of Germans from all walks of life.

We will try to answer the following questions: How did soccer come to Germany and what traditions have developed in regard to soccer in Germany? What role does soccer play as a mass and spectator sport in the lives of Germans? What is the influence of soccer on German culture? Could the enthusiasm for soccer be called "a lack of culture" on part of the soccer fans? How do victories and losses of the German national team impact the self-conception of Germans and the image other nations have of Germany and Germans? What role did soccer play in post-war Germany? How did soccer contribute to Germany's relation building efforts after the war?

At the end of the semester, we will have gained insight into German culture more generally and particularly into the importance of soccer (culture) in the everyday lives of Germans. Toooooor!

HISP 131. Intro to the Spanish-Speaking World I (1 course, LA)
Introduction to the Spanish language with emphasis on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Emphasis on Spanish-speaking cultures and communication in authentic contexts. HISP 131 is open only to beginners in Spanish or those with two years or less of high school Spanish.

HISP 140. Spanish-Speaking World: Intensive (1 course, LA)
Intensive study of the Spanish language with emphasis on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Emphasis on Spanish-speaking cultures and communication in authentic contexts. This course is designed for those students who seek more immediate entry into higher levels.

HISP 231. Topics of the Spanish-Speaking World I (1 course, LA)
Further development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through focused topics of the Spanish-speaking world, such as identity and memory, borders and immigration, social movements and revolution, and multilingualism. Prerequisite: HISP 132 or HISP 140 or qualifying score on the placement test.

HISP 333. Spanish as Heritage Language (1 course, LA)
Designed for students who grew up using Spanish with their families and/or communities, but who received the majority of K-12 education in English. Emphasis on advanced reading and writing strategies and differentiation between written and oral registers of Spanish through discussion of key issues affecting the Latinx community and civic engagement. A focus on Spanish as a national language in the U.S. and the deconstruction of myths based on power and privilege associated with being Latino in the U.S. Topics vary by semester, but may include immigration, identity construction, bilingualism, literature, or popular culture.
NOTE: Students may not earn major/ minor credit for both HISP 332 and HISP 333. Prerequisite: HISP 232 or qualifying grade on the placement test.

HIST 100B. People on the Move (1 course, AH)
Why do people move from place to place? In this course, we will study the historical background behind the issues of migration and refugees in contemporary Europe. We will study the migrations within, out of, and into Europe over the past centuries up to today. We will consider a wide variety of primary and secondary sources including scholarly analyses, personal narratives, films, and statistics to develop an understanding of the historical dimension behind the contemporary crises. Along the way, students will get the opportunity to read and analyze texts, identify and develop their own theses, research specific topics, and develop empathy for the 'people on the move'. 

HIST 100C. Boxing in History, Literature and Film (1 course, AH)
In this course we will analyze the history of organized boxing, the so-called "Sweet Science" or what Joyce Carol Oates described as "America's tragic theater", through its representations in histories, literature and film. From the implementation of the Broughton Rules in the 1740s to the present, we will analyze the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, social class and capitalism in a boxing context. With a particular emphasis on the 20th century and African-American boxers in the heavyweight division (Johnson, Louis, Ali and Tyson), the course traces boxing's rise to mass popularity and its precipitous decline. You will read the commentaries of literary figures like Joyce Carol Oates, Leonard Gardner, Richard Wright and scholars like Gerald Early and Kasia Boddy. You will critically assess films like Raging Bull, Rocky, Creed and Girl Fight as well as boxing documentaries.

HIST 100D. Revolution and Counter-Revolution: Cuba, Chile and the Cold War (1 course, AH)
John F. Kennedy considered Latin America as "the most dangerous area in the world." This course will focus on two revolutionary roads, insurgency in Cuba and democratic elections in Chile. Supported by the United States, the counter-revolution failed in Cuba, and installed a seventeen-year dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990). Through a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, including interviews of Fidel Castro and documentaries on the Chilean military coup, students will discuss not only the events that have occurred in Cuba and Chile during the Cold War, but also their receptions, the ways they have been presented to audiences in Latin America, the United States, and the rest of the world.

HIST 226. People and Politics in Modern Europe (1 course, AH or GL)
This course represents an investigation of Modern European history roughly from the French Revolution to the present (c. 1789-1990s). The course will examine Revolutions, nation building, political changes, social structures, and ideas and consider how average men and women in Europe and beyond transformed and experienced the world in which they lived.

HIST 255. East Asia in the Modern World (1 course, AH or GL)
This is a survey of the history of East Asia, c. 1800 to the present. The course begins with the mature states and societies of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam at the end of the eighteenth century and finishes with a consideration of the post-Cold War era. We cover the dissolution of early modern states, encounters with global industrialization and imperialism, the rise of nation-states, social and cultural modernity, postwar/Cold War revolution and developmentalism, and late 20th century globalization. Some topics explored in the course: feminism, colonialism, imperialism, modernity, ideologies, war, cities.

HIST 265. 20th-Century United States (1 course, AH)
An overview of the history of the United States during the long 20th century, including domestic politics, foreign policy, and social power. Not only will we think about the big ideas, events, and themes in U.S. history, we will learn how to ask meaningful historical questions and develop the skills to answer them, especially primary-source analysis. Central questions we will ask are: What have Americans considered to be the role of the government? What have Americans considered to be the role of the United States in the world? How has the meaning and practice of democracy changed? How has power operated through categories of race, gender, and class? What stories about the nation's past and identity have Americans created to serve contemporary purposes?

ITAL 171. Elementary Italian I (1 course, LA)
Introduction to the Italian language with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

ITAL 271. Intermediate Italian I (1 course, LA)
Second year Italian. First semester. This course emphasizes oral and written expression, listening comprehension and building vocabulary. It also provides an intensive review of grammar. Learning is facilitated by a careful selection of literary texts, such as plays, novels, short stories, celebrated lyrics from opera and contemporary music. A variety of real-life material is also employed, including newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television broadcasts. Students are required to participate and engage in conversation during class. Regular attendance is essential. Daily assignments are required. Pre-requisite: Italian 171 & 172 or permission of a professor of Italian in the Modern Language Department.

JAPN 151. Elementary Japanese I (1 course, LA)
Introduction to the Japanese language with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. JAPN 151 is open only to beginners in Japanese or those with two years or less of high school Japanese.

JAPN 251. Intermediate Japanese I (1 course, LA)
Further study of Japanese language and practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN 152 or qualifying score on the placement test.

JAPN 351. Advanced Japanese I (1 course, LA)
Readings and discussion of advanced Japanese materials. Exercise in speaking the language and in writing compositions. Prerequisite: JAPN 252 or qualifying score on the placement test.

KINS 100. Introduction to Kinesiology (1 course, class and lab, SM) 
Includes laboratory. Designed to introduce students to the discipline of kinesiology including the major subdisciplines and approaches to studying movement. Laboratory activities are designed to allow for measurement of phenomenon discussed in class, to introduce common laboratory procedures and techniques, and to learn how to collect and analyze data to answer questions of interest in kinesiology.

LAT 123. Elementary Latin I (1 course, LA)
An introduction to Latin grammar with emphasis on the development of reading knowledge. Includes discussions of Roman life and culture.

LAT 223. Intermediate Latin (1 course, LA)
Combines a thorough review of elementary Latin and an introduction to continuous Latin texts from foundational authors such as Cicero, Caesar, Sallust, and Vergil. Teaches strategies for analyzing complex sentences and continuous passages. Includes some prose composition. Prerequisite: LAT 124 or two years of high school Latin (entering students should take the Latin placement exam during orientation) or permission of instructor.

MATH EXP. Game Theory in Society (1 course)
Game Theory is a mathematical theory that studies strategic interactions between people. This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to game theory that combines mathematical and philosophical perspectives. Topics may include prisoner's dilemma, strategic voting, the evolution of morality, Hobbes's state of nature, cheating, as well as many others. Throughout, emphasis will be placed on thinking about how mathematical models relate to reality and whether a model is helpful or unhelpful for aiding our understanding. This course assumes no mathematical or philosophical background.

MATH 123. Computational Discrete Mathematics (1 course, SM, Q-course)
An introduction to the concepts of discrete mathematics with an emphasis on problem solving and computation. Topics are selected from Boolean algebra, combinatorics, functions, graph theory, matrix algebra, number theory, probability, relations and set theory. This course may have a laboratory component.

MATH 135. Calculus with Review I (1 course)
Extensive review of topics from algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, graphing and theory of equations. A study of functions, limits, continuity and differentiability of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications. Note: Math 135 and Math 136 is a full year sequence which is the equivalent of the faster-paced Math 151. 

MATH 141. Stats for Professionals (1 course, SM, Q-course)
This course introduces students to elementary probability and data analysis via visual presentation of data, descriptive statistics and statistical inference. Emphasis will be placed on applications with examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines in both physical and behavioral sciences and humanities. Topics of statistical inference include: confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation, contingency tales, goodness of fit and ANOVA. The course will also develop familiarity with the most commonly encountered tables for probability distributions: binomial, normal, chi-squared, student-t and F.

MATH 151. Calculus I (1 course, SM, Q-course)
A study of functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions with elementary applications.

MATH 152. Calculus II (1 course, SM, Q-course)
Techniques of integration, parametric equations, infinite series and an introduction to the calculus of several variables. Prerequisite: MATH 136 or MATH 151.

MATH 251. Calculus III (1 course, SM, Q-course)
An introduction to the calculus of several variables. Topics include vectors and solid analytic geometry, multidimensional differentiation and integration, and a selection of applications. Prerequisite: MATH 152 or placement.

MSST 110. Contemporary Issues in Museum Studies (1 course, AH or PPD)
This course introduces and examines the institutional practices of museums (as well as other exhibition spaces) with emphasis on the ethical dimensions of these practices. How do the creators of exhibits find ways to translate complex ideas and contextual material into accessible, compelling displays? What methods do museum professionals employ to involve and assist visitors? Why do some exhibitions become sites of public controversies and battles over representation- whose voices are heard and whose are silenced? In what manner do discussions of power, privilege, and diversity come into play in museums? How do exhibition planners negotiate ethnic, racial, class, religious, gender, and sexual difference? This course has a two-fold goal: it will introduce students to museums and their operations, and it will explore critical issues of power, privilege, and diversity in contemporary museum studies. In meeting the first goal, we will consider museum missions, practices of collection, exhibition strategies and interpretation, and audience appeal. Then, the class will situate museum strategies and practices in a larger context, examining changing museum ideologies and institutional engagements with the politics of cultural representation, as well as the ethical debates over the 'ownership' of culture and cultural artifacts. Assignments and site visits will further strengthen students' reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.

MUS 102. Exploring Music in History and Culture (1 course, AH)
This course is open to all CLA students who wish to develop a deeper love and understanding of music. The course introduces concepts and terms of music studies and teaches the skills to listen more deeply and to write and speak fluently about music. The course explores some of the historical and cultural factors that have influenced musical creation and performance and the roles that music has played in social life past and present. No previous musical experience or ability to read music notation is necessary for this course. Not open to School of Music students.

MUS 181. Symphonic Band (1/4 course, AH)
The Symphonic Band provides playing experiences for College of Liberal Arts majors, and School of Music majors who want to improve their technique and skills on secondary woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. The mission of the Symphonic Band is to create maximum enjoyment with limited performance demands for students who wish to continue to perform in a large ensemble as part of their collegiate educational experience. Auditions are not required for participation. However, they are held for optional chair placements and part assignments.

PACS 100. Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (1 course, SS or PPD)
This course surveys the process of conflict, including conflict management, from a multidisciplinary perspective. As such, it deals with the causes, dynamics, types, levels, management functions and outcomes of conflict. The implementation of the course involves, in part, case-study simulations and occasional guest lecturers from various disciplines on campus. This course is a prerequisite for upper-level courses in peace and conflict studies and required for the peace and conflict studies major and minor.

PHIL 101. Introduction to Philosophy (1 course, AH)
Selected problems of philosophy and some alternative solutions. Readings from contemporary and historical philosophers.

PHIL 209C. Game Theory in Society (1 course)
Game Theory is a mathematical theory that studies strategic interactions between people. This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to game theory that combines mathematical and philosophical perspectives. Topics may include prisoner's dilemma, strategic voting, the evolution of morality, Hobbes's state of nature, cheating, as well as many others. Throughout, emphasis will be placed on thinking about how mathematical models relate to reality and whether a model is helpful or unhelpful for aiding our understanding. This course assumes no mathematical or philosophical background.

PHIL 233. Ethics and Business (1 course)
The course examines the ways the market impacts our social and political relations and the ways in which our legal institutions constrict and enable the market. Is the market a friend or foe of equality? What kind of freedom does the free market give us? Do businesses have an obligation to support socially desirable ends? Much of the coursework will be dedicated to tying Supreme Court case opinions to classical and contemporary political philosophy.

PHYS 120. Principles of Physics I (1 course, class and lab, SM, Q-course)
Includes laboratory. An introductory calculus-based course covering fundamental concepts of physics including: momentum, energy, conservation laws, particle interactions, Newton's laws, oscillations, orbits and planetary motion. Laboratory sessions will provide a hands-on opportunity to explore the concepts of physics. This course is designed for students majoring in the sciences and mathematics and those in pre-professional programs in health sciences, medicine, engineering and teaching. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 151. This course is commonly required by schools in the health professions, including medicine.

PHYS 130. Principles of Physics II (1 course, class and lab, SM, Q-course)
Includes laboratory. This course builds on PHYS 120 and covers fundamental concepts of physics including: electric and magnetic fields, circuits, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic waves, waves, interference and diffraction. Laboratory sessions will provide a hands on opportunity to explore the concepts of physics. This course is designed for students majoring in the sciences and mathematics and those in pre-professional programs in health sciences, medicine, engineering and teaching. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 (students may receive credit for PHYS 120 through the AP Physics test and thus be eligible for PHYS 130. This course is commonly required by schools in the health professions, including medicine.

PHYS 190A. Observing the Sky (1 course, SM)
The overall goal of this course is to develop the skills needed to become knowledgeable life-long observers of the night sky. It includes the study and understanding of celestial coordinate systems, motions of the Sun and stars, seasons, phases of the moon, motion of the planets, systems of time keeping, and similar phenomena. The course teaches the skills necessary to observe objects our Solar system (the Moon, the planets, the Sun, comets, and asteroids), and well as objects outside of our solar system (stars, galactic nebulae and external galaxies) through observing with the naked eye, binoculars and telescopes. It includes the use of astronomical reference tools such as star charts and planetarium software. Digital recording of astronomical observations through astrophotography and CCD imaging will be covered.

POLS 110. American Government (1 course, SS or PPD)
This course will serves as an introduction to the American political system. The three branches of the national government and the roles of political parties, elections, public opinion, interest groups, and other political actors will be addressed.

POLS 130. Introduction to Political Theory (1 course, SS)
This course offers an introduction to and exploration of selected topics in Political Theory. The word theory comes from the Greek root theoria, which translates loosely to vision. Theory, then, is a way of seeing or making sense of the world around us. At its best, political theory provides us with frameworks of understanding that illuminate the political world around us and allow us to grasp the dynamics that are at play in our institutions and practices. Theory provides powerful tools of critique that allow us to explore power and privilege in politics and envision a different path forward. Theory can be pragmatic and radical, narrowly realist in its thinking or sweepingly idealist in its imaginative scope. Theory does not always provide right or wrong answers about the best way to approach politics but rather trains us to reflect deeply about political life and ask better questions. Traditionally, Political Theory has been rooted in the Western tradition, in the canon of European thinkers, who have made tremendous contributions to how we think about freedom, leadership, citizenship, and sovereignty. Some of our most significant conceptual tools come to us from this tradition. Along with them, we inherit their myopia on questions of race, power, and privilege, and it is important to grapple deeply with their ideas but also to examine them with a critical eye and note their silences and make them speak to the problems of our time. This course begins with an introduction to these foundational concepts and then adds on to and broadens what it means to be canonical by including a range of critical perspectives. We will engage with profound thinkers on race and class, on anti-colonialism and radical resistance and conclude the semester by interrogating the thin line between democracy and totalitarianism. In this class, we will encounter texts by Machiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Marx, but also DuBois, Gandhi, Fanon, Arendt, and others, reading them in chronological order with an eye toward changes in concerns and concepts across time. We will explore the connections between theory and practice in our conversations and work to apply these complex concepts to contemporary issues in politics, society, and culture in our practice of theoria.

POLS 150. Comparative Politics and Government (1 course, SS or GL)
An examination of major theories of comparative politics applicable to liberal democratic, communist and developing Third World systems. Theories of modernization and development, functionalism, systems analysis, dependency and underdevelopment, political economy, state-society relations, corporatism and neo-corporatism in both Western and non-Western settings.

POLS 170. International Politics (1 course, SS) 
An analysis of continuity and change in world politics, focusing on the units of analysis; patterns of conflict and competition, cooperation and order, and constraint; the structure of the international system; the international agenda and emerging trends and issues such as globalization and terrorism; and the current state of world order and its future.

PSY 100. Introductory Psychology (1 course, SM)
This course is a thorough survey of the major areas and approaches in psychology. As a discipline, psychology examines how humans and other organisms develop, function and adapt, including such topics as: how the brain and nervous system function; how we sense and perceive information from our environment; how we learn, remember, think about and interact with the world and each other; how we change during development from birth to old age; why we are motivated to act as we do; the factors that make each of us distinct individuals; what causes psychological disorders; and how those disorders are treated. The course places particular emphasis on scientific methodologies within the discipline. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the psychology department.

REL 130. Introduction to Religions (1 course, AH or GL)
A cross-cultural survey course of major religious traditions, with emphasis upon the theoretical and methodological issues at stake in the discipline of Religious Studies. The course provides a balanced treatment of Asian and Western/Abrahamic traditions in order to explore the concept of 'religion' within a comparative humanistic context. Most important will be a close reading and discussion of primary texts in English translation. By the end of the course students will have developed a vocabulary for understanding religious phenomena cross-culturally and a sensibility for engaging with religious others in our globalizing world.

REL 250. Christianity (1 course, AH)
A survey of major beliefs, practices and forms of the Christian religion. Special attention will be given to the Biblical foundations, theological formation and pivotal historical developments.

REL 257. Hinduism (1 course, AH or GL)
In this course students examine religious experience and expression in Hindu India in all of their diversity and regional variation with special emphasis on the contemporary persistence of traditional values and practices. Relevant historical background information is surveyed in order to help assess continuity and change in learned and vernacular Hindu religious practices with particular attention paid to the values that both influence and are displayed by them.

REL 258. Buddhism (1 course, AH or GL)
Examines the development of Buddhist thought, scriptures, practices and institutions in India and the religion's spread to China and Japan.

SOC 100. Contemporary Society (1 course, SS or PPD)
An introduction to sociology: its questions, concepts and ways of analyzing social life. The focus is on how human societies organize themselves; how culture, socialization, norms, power relations, social institutions and group interaction affect the individual; and how, in turn, societies are transformed by human action. Of particular concern are problems facing contemporary societies. Not open to seniors or for Pass-Fail credit.

UNIV 135. Academic Excellence Seminar (.5 course)
This course is designed to support students in their development as learners through readings, reflective writing, and class discussion. Topics covered include active reading, taking good notes, preparing for exams, and time management. Students will be encouraged to explore their strengths as scholars, to address their weaknesses and to become more engaged in the learning process. 

UNIV 180. Science Research Professional Development I (.25 course)
This course guides students in finding and contacting potential research mentors, learning how to search for and read primary sources, finding funding and internal and external research opportunities, writing research proposals, documenting effectively and managing their time on research projects, and other skills that students in all science and math disciplines can use to increase their opportunities for original research. Students will also receive feedback on written research proposals.

WGSS 140. Introduction to WGSS (1 course, SS or PPD)
This course introduces some key issues in contemporary women's, gender, and sexuality studies (WGSS) and provides a starting vocabulary and background in the field. Because WGSS is an interdisciplinary field, readings come from a number of different areas, including literature, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology.