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ASTR 110.00 Introduction to Astronomy 6 credits

Closed: Size: 48, Registered: 45, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51213

Cindy Blaha

An introduction to current astronomy with an emphasis on how we know what we know. Topics include the solar system; the life cycles of stars; pulsars, quasars, and black holes; and the history and future fate of the universe. No mathematics background beyond high school algebra and trigonometry is assumed.

Extra Time Required

BIOL 125.52 Genes, Evolution, and Development and Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 20, Registered: 21, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 103

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm1:00pm5:00pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51035

Mark McKone, Stephan G Zweifel, Annie Bosacker

Emphasizes the role of genetic information in biological systems. Under this theme, we cover subjects from the molecular to the population levels of organization. Topics include the nature of inheritance and life cycles, structure/function of DNA, gene expression and regulation, the changing genetic makeup of species as they evolve, and the development of individual organisms from zygotes.

Sophomore Priority.

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 125.WL2 (Synonym 51040)

BIOL 125.53 Genes, Evolution, and Development and Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 103

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
2:00pm6:00pm
Synonym: 51036

Mark McKone, Stephan G Zweifel, Sarah Deel

Emphasizes the role of genetic information in biological systems. Under this theme, we cover subjects from the molecular to the population levels of organization. Topics include the nature of inheritance and life cycles, structure/function of DNA, gene expression and regulation, the changing genetic makeup of species as they evolve, and the development of individual organisms from zygotes.

Sophomore Priority.

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 125.WL3 (Synonym 51041)

BIOL 125.54 Genes, Evolution, and Development and Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 103

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm1:00pm5:00pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51037

Mark McKone, Stephan G Zweifel, Annie Bosacker

Emphasizes the role of genetic information in biological systems. Under this theme, we cover subjects from the molecular to the population levels of organization. Topics include the nature of inheritance and life cycles, structure/function of DNA, gene expression and regulation, the changing genetic makeup of species as they evolve, and the development of individual organisms from zygotes.

Sophomore Priority.

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 125.WL4 (Synonym 51042)

BIOL 125.57 Genes, Evolution, and Development and Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 11, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 103

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm8:00am12:00pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51038

Mark McKone, Stephan G Zweifel, Sarah Deel

Emphasizes the role of genetic information in biological systems. Under this theme, we cover subjects from the molecular to the population levels of organization. Topics include the nature of inheritance and life cycles, structure/function of DNA, gene expression and regulation, the changing genetic makeup of species as they evolve, and the development of individual organisms from zygotes.

Sophomore Priority.

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 125.WL7 (Synonym 51043)

BIOL 125.59 Genes, Evolution, and Development and Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 14, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 103

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm8:00am12:00pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51039

Mark McKone, Stephan G Zweifel, Annie Bosacker

Emphasizes the role of genetic information in biological systems. Under this theme, we cover subjects from the molecular to the population levels of organization. Topics include the nature of inheritance and life cycles, structure/function of DNA, gene expression and regulation, the changing genetic makeup of species as they evolve, and the development of individual organisms from zygotes.

Sophomore Priority.

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 125.WL9 (Synonym 51044)

BIOL 126.52 Energy Flow in Biological Systems and Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 20, Registered: 20, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 115

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am1:00pm5:00pm9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 51045

Mike Nishizaki, Matt Rand, David Hougen-Eitzman

Follow the pathways through which energy and matter are acquired, stored, and utilized within cells, organisms, and ecosystems. The focus moves among the different levels of organization from protein function to nutrient movement through ecosystems.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 123 or 128

Sophomore Priority.

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 126.WL2 (Synonym 51048)

BIOL 126.53 Energy Flow in Biological Systems and Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 115

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
2:00pm6:00pm
Synonym: 51046

Matt Rand, Mike Nishizaki

Follow the pathways through which energy and matter are acquired, stored, and utilized within cells, organisms, and ecosystems. The focus moves among the different levels of organization from protein function to nutrient movement through ecosystems.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 123 or 128

Sophomore Priority.

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 126.WL3 (Synonym 51049)

BIOL 126.54 Energy Flow in Biological Systems and Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 20, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 115

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am1:00pm5:00pm9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 51047

Matt Rand, Mike Nishizaki

Follow the pathways through which energy and matter are acquired, stored, and utilized within cells, organisms, and ecosystems. The focus moves among the different levels of organization from protein function to nutrient movement through ecosystems.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 123 or 128

Sophomore Priority.

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 126.WL4 (Synonym 51050)

BIOL 210.00 Global Change Biology 6 credits

Closed: Size: 48, Registered: 49, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am

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Synonym: 51059

Daniel L Hernández

Environmental problems are caused by a complex mix of physical, biological, social, economic, political, and technological factors. This course explores how these environmental problems affect life on Earth by examining the biological processes underlying natural ecological systems and the effects of global environmental changes such as resources consumption and overharvesting, land-use change, climate warming, pollution, extinction and biodiversity loss, and invasive species.

Prerequisite: One introductory science lab course (Biology 125, 126, Chemistry 123, 128, Geology 110, 115 or 120)

Sophomore Priority

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: BIOL 210.WL0 (Synonym 51064)

BIOL 234.00 Microbiology with Laboratory 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

CMC 210

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
Synonym: 51061

Raka M Mitra

A study of the metabolism, genetics, structure, and function of microorganisms. While presented in the framework of the concepts of cellular and molecular biology, the emphasis will be on the uniqueness and diversity of the microbial world. The course integrates lecture and laboratory, and will fulfill requirements of a microbiology course with lab for veterinary or pharmacy schools.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126 and concurrent registration in Biology 235

Requires concurrent registration in BIOL 235

BIOL 240.00 Genetics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 24, Registered: 29, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 236

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm

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Synonym: 51051

Jennifer M Wolff

A study of the transmission of genetic information between generations of organisms, and of the mechanism of expression of information within an individual organism. The main emphasis will be on the physical and chemical basis of heredity; mutational, transmissional and functional analysis of the genetic material, and gene expression.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126 or instructor permission

BIOL 310.00 Immunology 6 credits

Open: Size: 30, Registered: 29, Waitlist: 0

Language & Dining Center 104

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am

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Synonym: 51052

Debby R Walser-Kuntz

This course will examine the role of the immune system in defense, allergic reactions, and autoimmunity. Topics to be covered include the structure and function of antibodies, cytokines, the role of the major histocompatibility complex in antigen presentation, cellular immunity, immunodeficiencies, and current techniques used to study immune responses.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126 and either Biology 240 or 280

No lab 18/WI

BIOL 332.00 Human Physiology 6 credits

Closed: Size: 48, Registered: 43, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 235

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm

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Synonym: 51053

Fernan Jaramillo

Human Physiology seeks to understand the fundamental mechanisms responsible for the diverse functions of the body. Course topics include the function and regulation of the various physiological systems (nervous, circulatory, endocrine, excretory, respiratory, digestive, etc.), biochemistry, cellular physiology, homeostasis and acid-base chemistry. The study of human physiology provides the principal groundwork for internal medicine, pharmacology, and other related health fields. The laboratory includes a variety of experiments focusing on the function and regulation of the human body.

Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in Biology 333; Biology 125 and 126

BIOL 333 required. Students should waitlist for BOTH 333 (lab) and 332 (lecture) to be considered for enrollment from either waitlist.

BIOL 358.00 Seminar: Evolution of Sex and Sexes 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 9, Waitlist: 0

Old Music Hall 103

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am

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Synonym: 51067

Mark McKone

The origin and maintenance of sexual reproduction remains a central enigma in evolutionary biology. This seminar course will explore contemporary primary literature that addresses a variety of evolutionary questions about the nature of sex and the sexes. Why is sexual reproduction usually favored over asexual alternatives? Why are there no more than two sexes? What determines the characteristics of females and males within diverse species? How did sex chromosomes evolve and why do some species lack them?

Prerequisite: Biology 240 or Biology 350

BIOL 372.00 Seminar: Structural Biology 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 8, Waitlist: 0

Old Music Hall 107

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am

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Synonym: 51068

Rou-Jia Sung

The ability to visualize macromolecules at atomic detail has significantly advanced our understanding of macromolecular structure and function. This course will provide an overview of fundamental experimental methodologies underlying structure determination, followed by primary literature-based discussions in which students will present and critically discuss classic foundational papers as well as examples from the current literature that have advanced our understanding of macromolecule structure and function.

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126; and either Biology 280, Biology 380 or Chemistry 320

BIOL 378.00 Seminar: The Origin and Early Evolution of Life 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 13, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 330

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am

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Synonym: 51057

Rika E Anderson

The Earth formed four and a half billion years ago. Evidence suggests that within 700 million years, life had gained a foothold on this planet. We will delve into the primary literature to explore fundamental questions about the origin and evolution of life: How did life arise from non-life on the dynamic young Earth? Where on Earth did life begin? Did life only arise once? What did the first living organisms look like? What was the nature of our last universal common ancestor? How did life alter the planet on which it arose? Could life originate elsewhere in the cosmos?

Prerequisite: Biology 125 and 126 and one additional 200- or 300-level Biology course, or permission of the instructor

CHEM 113.52 Concepts of Chemistry & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 12, Waitlist: 0

Olin 101 / Hulings 106

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm1:00pm5:00pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51113

Steven M Drew

A one-term chemistry course designed for non-science majors. In this course we examine what gives rise to three-dimensional shapes of molecules and we explore how the structure and composition of molecules gives rise to chemical reactivity. Our goal is to understand readily observable phenomena (e.g. removal of grease by soap, storage of toxins in fat tissues, cancer, viruses, etc.). Topics include those of current global interest such as anthropogenic forces on the environment and energy producing technologies. The course includes one four-hour lab per week.

CHEM 123.54 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 24, Registered: 22, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141 / Hulings 106

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am1:00pm5:00pm9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 51114

Daniela L Kohen

An introduction to chemistry for students who have taken high school chemistry or Chemistry 122. Topics include the electronic structure of atoms, periodicity, molecular geometry, thermodynamics, bonding, equilibrium, reaction kinetics, and acids and bases. Each offering will also focus on a special topic(s) selected by the instructor. Students cannot receive credit for both Chemistry 123 and 128.

Prerequisite: Adequate secondary school preparation as indicated by the self-administered Chemistry Placement Evaluation (Chemistry Home Page) or Chemistry 122.

CHEM 123.57 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 13, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141 / Hulings 106

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am8:00am12:00pm9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 52932

Daniela L Kohen

An introduction to chemistry for students who have taken high school chemistry or Chemistry 122. Topics include the electronic structure of atoms, periodicity, molecular geometry, thermodynamics, bonding, equilibrium, reaction kinetics, and acids and bases. Each offering will also focus on a special topic(s) selected by the instructor. Students cannot receive credit for both Chemistry 123 and 128.

Prerequisite: Adequate secondary school preparation as indicated by the self-administered Chemistry Placement Evaluation (Chemistry Home Page) or Chemistry 122.

CHEM 123.59 Principles of Chemistry I and Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 24, Registered: 22, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141 / Hulings 106

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am8:00am12:00pm9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 51115

Daniela L Kohen

An introduction to chemistry for students who have taken high school chemistry or Chemistry 122. Topics include the electronic structure of atoms, periodicity, molecular geometry, thermodynamics, bonding, equilibrium, reaction kinetics, and acids and bases. Each offering will also focus on a special topic(s) selected by the instructor. Students cannot receive credit for both Chemistry 123 and 128.

Prerequisite: Adequate secondary school preparation as indicated by the self-administered Chemistry Placement Evaluation (Chemistry Home Page) or Chemistry 122.

CHEM 233.52 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 17, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 118

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm1:00pm5:00pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm

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Synonym: 51117

David G Alberg

Theoretical aspects of carbon chemistry are examined with reference to structure-reactivity relationships, functional groups, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy. Laboratory work concentrates on modern techniques of organic chemistry, inquiry-based projects, and spectroscopic analysis. One laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 123 or 128

CHEM 233.53 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 15, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 118

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
2:00pm6:00pm

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Synonym: 52914

David G Alberg, Chris Calderone

Theoretical aspects of carbon chemistry are examined with reference to structure-reactivity relationships, functional groups, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy. Laboratory work concentrates on modern techniques of organic chemistry, inquiry-based projects, and spectroscopic analysis. One laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 123 or 128

CHEM 233.57 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 20, Registered: 20, Waitlist: 0

Olin 149 / Hulings 118

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm8:00am12:00pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm

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Synonym: 51116

David G Alberg

Theoretical aspects of carbon chemistry are examined with reference to structure-reactivity relationships, functional groups, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy. Laboratory work concentrates on modern techniques of organic chemistry, inquiry-based projects, and spectroscopic analysis. One laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 123 or 128

CHEM 234.54 Organic Chemistry II & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 18, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 305 / Hulings 118

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm1:00pm5:00pm12:00pm1:00pm

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Synonym: 51120

Kim Huynh

The chemistry of functional groups is continued from Chemistry 233, and is extended to the multifunctional compounds found in nature, in particular carbohydrates and proteins. The laboratory focuses upon inquiry-based projects and spectroscopic analysis. One laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 233

CHEM 234.59 Organic Chemistry II & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 305 / Hulings 118

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm8:00am12:00pm12:00pm1:00pm

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Synonym: 51119

Kim Huynh

The chemistry of functional groups is continued from Chemistry 233, and is extended to the multifunctional compounds found in nature, in particular carbohydrates and proteins. The laboratory focuses upon inquiry-based projects and spectroscopic analysis. One laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 233

CHEM 302.01 Quantum Spectroscopy Laboratory 3 credits

Open: Size: 8, Registered: 5, Waitlist: 0

Language & Dining Center 104 / Olin 06

MTWTHF
3:10pm4:20pm1:00pm5:00pm

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Synonym: 51121

Will Hollingsworth, Trish Ferrett

This lab course emphasizes spectroscopic studies relevant to quantum chemistry, including experiments utilizing UV-VIS, infrared absorption spectroscopy, and visible emission spectroscopy. Corequisite: Chemistry 344.

CHEM 302.02 Quantum Spectroscopy Laboratory 3 credits

Open: Size: 8, Registered: 7, Waitlist: 0

Language & Dining Center 104 / Olin 06

MTWTHF
3:10pm4:20pm1:00pm5:00pm

Requirements Met:

Synonym: 51122

Will Hollingsworth, Trish Ferrett

This lab course emphasizes spectroscopic studies relevant to quantum chemistry, including experiments utilizing UV-VIS, infrared absorption spectroscopy, and visible emission spectroscopy. Corequisite: Chemistry 344.

CHEM 302.03 Quantum Spectroscopy Laboratory 3 credits

Closed: Size: 8, Registered: 8, Waitlist: 0

Language & Dining Center 104 / Olin 06

MTWTHF
3:10pm4:20pm1:00pm5:00pm

Requirements Met:

Synonym: 51123

Trish Ferrett, Will Hollingsworth

This lab course emphasizes spectroscopic studies relevant to quantum chemistry, including experiments utilizing UV-VIS, infrared absorption spectroscopy, and visible emission spectroscopy. Corequisite: Chemistry 344.

CHEM 302.04 Quantum Spectroscopy Laboratory 3 credits

Open: Size: 8, Registered: 4, Waitlist: 0

Language & Dining Center 104 / Olin 06

MTWTHF
3:10pm4:20pm1:00pm5:00pm

Requirements Met:

Synonym: 51124

Trish Ferrett, Will Hollingsworth

This lab course emphasizes spectroscopic studies relevant to quantum chemistry, including experiments utilizing UV-VIS, infrared absorption spectroscopy, and visible emission spectroscopy. Corequisite: Chemistry 344.

CHEM 344.00 Quantum Chemistry 6 credits

Open: Size: 30, Registered: 28, Waitlist: 0

Language & Dining Center 104

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm

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Synonym: 51125

Will Hollingsworth

This course introduces quantum mechanics with an emphasis on chemical and spectroscopic applications. The focus will be on atomic and molecular quantum behavior involving electrons, rotations, and vibrations. The objective is to develop both a deeper understanding of bonding as well as an appreciation of how spectroscopy provides insight into the microscopic world of molecules.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 123 or 128, Mathematics 120 or 211 and six credits from Physics 131 to 165

CHEM 360.00 Chemical Biology 6 credits

Open: Size: 16, Registered: 6, Waitlist: 0

Olin 103

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am

Requirements Met:

Synonym: 50968

Chris Calderone

Chemical biology is a burgeoning field at the intersection of chemistry and biology that involves the use of chemical tools and reactions to manipulate existing and even engineer completely new biological systems. This seminar course will focus on current literature to explore recent developments in this area, with topics including cell-surface engineering, chemical evolution, and synthetic biology.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 234 and Biology 125 or 126

CS 111.01 Introduction to Computer Science 6 credits

Closed: Size: 34, Registered: 32, Waitlist: 0

CMC 102

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am

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Synonym: 51309

Titus H Klinge

This course will introduce you to computer programming and the design of algorithms. By writing programs to solve problems in areas such as image processing, text processing, and simple games, you will learn about recursive and iterative algorithms, complexity analysis, graphics, data representation, software engineering, and object-oriented design. No previous programming experience is necessary. Students who have received credit for Computer Science 201 or above are not eligible to enroll in Computer Science 111. Students may not simultaneously enroll for CS 108 and CS 111 in the same term.

Sophomore Priority

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: CS 111.WL1 (Synonym 51312)

CS 111.02 Introduction to Computer Science 6 credits

Closed: Size: 34, Registered: 34, Waitlist: 0

CMC 301

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm

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Synonym: 51310

Eric C Alexander

This course will introduce you to computer programming and the design of algorithms. By writing programs to solve problems in areas such as image processing, text processing, and simple games, you will learn about recursive and iterative algorithms, complexity analysis, graphics, data representation, software engineering, and object-oriented design. No previous programming experience is necessary. Students who have received credit for Computer Science 201 or above are not eligible to enroll in Computer Science 111. Students may not simultaneously enroll for CS 108 and CS 111 in the same term.

Sophomore Priority

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: CS 111.WL2 (Synonym 51313)

CS 111.03 Introduction to Computer Science 6 credits

Closed: Size: 34, Registered: 29, Waitlist: 0

CMC 102

MTWTHF
3:10pm4:20pm3:10pm4:20pm3:30pm4:30pm

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Synonym: 51311

Sneha Narayan

This course will introduce you to computer programming and the design of algorithms. By writing programs to solve problems in areas such as image processing, text processing, and simple games, you will learn about recursive and iterative algorithms, complexity analysis, graphics, data representation, software engineering, and object-oriented design. No previous programming experience is necessary. Students who have received credit for Computer Science 201 or above are not eligible to enroll in Computer Science 111. Students may not simultaneously enroll for CS 108 and CS 111 in the same term.

CS 201.00 Data Structures 6 credits

Open: Size: 34, Registered: 21, Waitlist: 0

CMC 102

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 51314

Sneha Narayan

Think back to your favorite assignment from Introduction to Computer Science. Did you ever get the feeling that "there has to be a better/smarter way to do this problem"? The Data Structures course is all about how to store information intelligently and access it efficiently. How can Google take your query, compare it to billions of web pages, and return the answer in less than one second? How can one store information so as to balance the competing needs for fast data retrieval and fast data modification? To help us answer questions like these, we will analyze and implement stacks, queues, trees, linked lists, graphs, and hash tables. Students who have received credit for a course for which Computer Science 201 is a prerequisite are not eligible to enroll in Computer Science 201.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 111 or instructor permission

Sophomore Priority

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: CS 201.WL0 (Synonym 51315)

CS 201.02 Data Structures 6 credits

Closed: Size: 34, Registered: 34, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 132 / Weitz Center 138

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 52550

Jeffrey R Ondich

Think back to your favorite assignment from Introduction to Computer Science. Did you ever get the feeling that "there has to be a better/smarter way to do this problem"? The Data Structures course is all about how to store information intelligently and access it efficiently. How can Google take your query, compare it to billions of web pages, and return the answer in less than one second? How can one store information so as to balance the competing needs for fast data retrieval and fast data modification? To help us answer questions like these, we will analyze and implement stacks, queues, trees, linked lists, graphs, and hash tables. Students who have received credit for a course for which Computer Science 201 is a prerequisite are not eligible to enroll in Computer Science 201.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 111 or instructor permission

CS 311.00 Computer Graphics 6 credits

Open: Size: 34, Registered: 26, Waitlist: 0

CMC 210

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 51321

Josh Davis

Scientific simulations, movies, and video games often incorporate computer-generated images of fictitious worlds. How are these worlds modeled inside a computer? How are they "photographed" to produce the images that we see? What performance constraints and design trade-offs come into play? In this course we learn the basic theory and methodology of computer graphics, following the historical development of the field, from software implementations to fixed-function hardware, shader programs, and recent lower-level interfaces. Familiarity with vectors, matrices, and the C programming language is recommended but not required.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 201

CS 364.00 Molecular Programming and Nanoscale Self-Assembly 6 credits

Open: Size: 34, Registered: 12, Waitlist: 0

CMC 301

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 52567

Titus H Klinge

Algorithms are ubiquitous in nature and are even present in biological and chemical processes. For example, cells receive molecular signals, execute procedures, and send signals of their own, and chemical reactions compute functions by transforming reactants into products according to molecular rules. In this course, we will investigate various mathematical models of chemistry, biology, and nanoscale self-assembly. We will use each model as a programming language to compute molecular algorithms, verify their correctness, and analyze their complexity and robustness. We will also discover that many of these models are algorithmically universal and are equivalent in power to modern programming languages.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 201 and Computer Science 202 (Mathematics 236 will be accepted in lieu of Computer Science 202). No background in biology or chemistry is required, but it may be helpful

ECON 110.01 Principles of Macroeconomics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 30, Registered: 25, Waitlist: 0

Willis 204

MTWTHF
1:50pm3:00pm1:50pm3:00pm2:20pm3:20pm
Synonym: 51994

Faress Bhuiyan

This course gives students a foundation in the general principles of economics as a basis for effective citizenship and, when combined with 111, as a preparation for all advanced study in economics. Topics include analysis of the measurement, level, and distribution of national income; the concepts of inflation and depression; the role and structure of the banking system; fiscal and monetary stabilization techniques; implications of and limits to economic growth; and international economic relations.

ECON 110.02 Principles of Macroeconomics with Problem Solving 6 credits

Open: Size: 30, Registered: 5, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

MTWTHF
8:30am9:40am8:15am9:20am8:30am9:40am8:30am9:30am

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Synonym: 52559

Nathan D Grawe

This course gives students a foundation in the general principles of economics as a basis for effective citizenship and, when combined with 111, as a preparation for all advanced study in economics. Topics include analysis of the measurement, level, and distribution of national income; the concepts of inflation and depression; the role and structure of the banking system; fiscal and monetary stabilization techniques; implications of and limits to economic growth; and international economic relations. The four-day meeting schedule allows students to engage in collaborative problem-solving in the classroom setting.

Extra Time Required

ECON 110.03 Principles of Macroeconomics 6 credits

Open: Size: 30, Registered: 18, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 132

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51996

Nathan D Grawe

This course gives students a foundation in the general principles of economics as a basis for effective citizenship and, when combined with 111, as a preparation for all advanced study in economics. Topics include analysis of the measurement, level, and distribution of national income; the concepts of inflation and depression; the role and structure of the banking system; fiscal and monetary stabilization techniques; implications of and limits to economic growth; and international economic relations.

ECON 111.01 Principles of Microeconomics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 30, Registered: 27, Waitlist: 0

Willis 204

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 51997

Prathi Seneviratne

This course gives the students a foundation in the general principles of economics as a basis for effective citizenship and, when combined with 110, as a preparation for all advanced study in economics. Topics include consumer choice theory; the formation of prices under competition, monopoly, and other market structures; the determination of wages, profits, and income from capital; the distribution of income; and an analysis of policy directed towards problems of public finance, pollution, natural resources, and public goods.

ECON 111.02 Principles of Microeconomics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 30, Registered: 28, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 233

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51998

Faress Bhuiyan

This course gives the students a foundation in the general principles of economics as a basis for effective citizenship and, when combined with 110, as a preparation for all advanced study in economics. Topics include consumer choice theory; the formation of prices under competition, monopoly, and other market structures; the determination of wages, profits, and income from capital; the distribution of income; and an analysis of policy directed towards problems of public finance, pollution, natural resources, and public goods.

ECON 262.00 The Economics of Sports 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 24, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 52005

Mark T Kanazawa

In recent years, the sports business in the United States has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry. Understanding the sports business from an economic viewpoint is the subject of this course. Topics will include player compensation, revenue-sharing, salary caps, free agency, tournaments, salary discrimination, professional franchise valuation, league competitiveness, college athletics, and the economics of sports stadiums and arenas.

Prerequisite: Economics 110 and 111

ECON 271.00 Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment 6 credits

Aaron M Swoboda

This course focuses on environmental economics, energy economics, and the relationship between them. Economic incentives for pollution abatement, the industrial organization of energy production, optimal depletion rates of energy sources, and the environmental and economic consequences of alternate energy sources are analyzed.

Prerequisite: Economics 111

ECON 276.00 Money and Banking 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 24, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

MTWTHF
1:50pm3:00pm1:50pm3:00pm2:20pm3:20pm
Synonym: 52007

Ethan L Struby

This course examines the role of money and monetary institutions in determination of income, employment, and prices in the domestic and world economies. It also examines the role of commercial banking and financial markets in a market-based economy.

Prerequisite: Economics 110 and 111

ECON 280.00 International Trade 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 14, Waitlist: 0

Willis 203

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 52008

Prathi Seneviratne

A study of international trade theories and their policy implications. Classical and neo-classical trade models, the gains from trade, the terms of trade and the distribution of income, world trade patterns, international factor movements, tariffs, and the impact of commercial policy on developing and developed countries are analyzed.

Prerequisite: Economics 111

ECON 330.00 Intermediate Price Theory 6 credits

Closed: Size: 20, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
Synonym: 51999

Jenny Bourne

An analysis of the forces determining relative prices within the framework of production and distribution. This class is normally taken by juniors. Sophomores considering enrolling should speak to the instructor.

Prerequisite: Economics 110 and 111 and Mathematics 111

ECON 331.00 Intermediate Macro Theory 6 credits

Open: Size: 20, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Willis 203

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
Synonym: 52000

Yaniv Ben-Ami

Analysis of the forces determining the general level of output, employment, and prices with special emphasis on the role of money and on interest rate determination. This class is normally taken by juniors. Sophomores considering enrolling should speak to the instructor.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 111 and Mathematics 215 (or Mathematics 275 or permission of the instructor) and Economics 110 and 111

GEOL 115.54 Climate Change in Geology & Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 18, Registered: 18, Waitlist: 0

Music & Drama Center LL35

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
1:00pm5:00pm
Synonym: 51735

Dan Maxbauer

This course is designed to introduce the study of paleoclimatology broadly, and is based on investigating local deposits that span a broad range of geologic time. We will perform research projects on topics of local interest, which may include: analyzing fossils in 450 million year old rock, scrutinizing reported Cretaceous dinosaur gizzard-stones, researching post-Ice Age climate change using cave or lake deposits, and using dendrochronology (tree rings) and seismic surveys to study disruption of the prairie-big woods landscape by European settlers. Participants should be prepared for outdoor laboratories and one Saturday field trip.

Prerequisite: Not open to students who have taken another Geology 100-level course.

Sophomore Priority

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: GEOL 115.WL4 (Synonym 51736)

GEOL 340.51 Hydrology & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 18, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

Music & Drama Center LL35

MTWTHF
8:30am9:40am8:30am9:40am8:30am9:30am
2:00pm6:00pm
Synonym: 51752

Mary E Savina

A seminar on major principles of ground and surface water hydrology and their application to contemporary hydrologic problems. The course will draw considerably on student-directed investigation of critical areas of study in hydrology.

Prerequisite: Geology 210 or junior/senior standing in one of the physical sciences.

Extra Time.

GEOL 340.52 Hydrology & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 18, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

Music & Drama Center LL35

MTWTHF
8:30am9:40am1:00pm5:00pm8:30am9:40am8:30am9:30am
Synonym: 51753

Mary E Savina

A seminar on major principles of ground and surface water hydrology and their application to contemporary hydrologic problems. The course will draw considerably on student-directed investigation of critical areas of study in hydrology.

Prerequisite: Geology 210 or junior/senior standing in one of the physical sciences.

Extra Time.

IDSC 130.00 Hacking the Humanities 6 credits

Open: Size: 30, Registered: 11, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 026

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 52828

Austin P Mason

The digital world is infiltrating the academy and profoundly disrupting the humanities, posing fundamental challenges to traditional models of university education, scholarly research, and academic publication. This course introduces the key concepts, debates and technologies that are shaping the Digital Humanities (DH) revolution, including text encoding, digital mapping (GIS), network analysis, data visualization, and the basic programming languages that power them all. Students in this class will learn to hack the humanities by making a collaborative, publishable DH project, while acquiring the skills and confidence necessary to actively participate in the digital world, both at the university and beyond.

MATH 215.01 Introduction to Statistics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 32, Registered: 36, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 304

MTWTHF
8:30am9:40am8:30am9:40am8:30am9:30am
Synonym: 51387

Katie St. Clair

Introduction to statistics and data analysis. Practical aspects of statistics, including extensive use of statistical software, interpretation and communication of results, will be emphasized. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, correlation and linear regression, design of experiments, basic probability, the normal distribution, randomization approach to inference, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and two-way tables. Students who have received credit for Mathematics 115 may petition the department to seek approval to register for Mathematics 215. Students who have taken Mathematics 211 are encouraged to consider the more advanced Mathematics 265-275 Probability-Statistics sequence.

Prerequisite: Not open to students who have already received credit for Math 115, Psychology 200/201, Sociology/Anthropology 239 or Math 275.

Sophomore Priority

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: MATH 215.WL1 (Synonym 51390)

MATH 215.02 Introduction to Statistics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 32, Registered: 32, Waitlist: 0

CMC 210

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51388

Adam Loy

Introduction to statistics and data analysis. Practical aspects of statistics, including extensive use of statistical software, interpretation and communication of results, will be emphasized. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, correlation and linear regression, design of experiments, basic probability, the normal distribution, randomization approach to inference, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and two-way tables. Students who have received credit for Mathematics 115 may petition the department to seek approval to register for Mathematics 215. Students who have taken Mathematics 211 are encouraged to consider the more advanced Mathematics 265-275 Probability-Statistics sequence.

Prerequisite: Not open to students who have already received credit for Math 115, Psychology 200/201, Sociology/Anthropology 239 or Math 275.

Sophomore Priority

Waitlist for Juniors and Seniors: MATH 215.WL2 (Synonym 51391)

MATH 215.03 Introduction to Statistics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 32, Registered: 31, Waitlist: 0

CMC 206

MTWTHF
1:50pm3:00pm1:50pm3:00pm2:20pm3:20pm
Synonym: 51389

Andy Poppick

Introduction to statistics and data analysis. Practical aspects of statistics, including extensive use of statistical software, interpretation and communication of results, will be emphasized. Topics include: exploratory data analysis, correlation and linear regression, design of experiments, basic probability, the normal distribution, randomization approach to inference, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and two-way tables. Students who have received credit for Mathematics 115 may petition the department to seek approval to register for Mathematics 215. Students who have taken Mathematics 211 are encouraged to consider the more advanced Mathematics 265-275 Probability-Statistics sequence.

Prerequisite: Not open to students who have already received credit for Math 115, Psychology 200/201, Sociology/Anthropology 239 or Math 275.

MATH 245.00 Applied Regression Analysis 6 credits

Closed: Size: 24, Registered: 28, Waitlist: 0

CMC 102

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51396

Laura M Chihara

A second course in statistics covering simple linear regression, multiple regression and ANOVA, and logistic regression. Exploratory graphical methods, model building and model checking techniques will be emphasized with extensive use of statistical software to analyze real-life data.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 215 (or equivalent) or 275

MATH 275.00 Introduction to Statistical Inference 6 credits

Open: Size: 32, Registered: 21, Waitlist: 0

CMC 206

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am

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Synonym: 51398

Laura M Chihara

Introduction to modern mathematical statistics. The mathematics underlying fundamental statistical concepts will be covered as well as applications of these ideas to real-life data. Topics include: resampling methods (permutation tests, bootstrap intervals), classical methods (parametric hypothesis tests and confidence intervals), parameter estimation, goodness-of-fit tests, regression, and Bayesian methods. The statistical package R will be used to analyze data sets.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 265

MATH 280.00 Statistical Consulting 2 credits, S/CR/NC only

Closed: Size: 0, Registered: 9, Waitlist: 0

CMC 201

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am

Other Tags:

Synonym: 51401

Andy Poppick

Students will apply their statistical knowledge by analyzing data problems solicited from the Northfield community. Students will also learn basic consulting skills, including communication and ethics.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 245 and instructor permission

Waitlist Only. Instructor Permission required.

MATH 285.00 Introduction to Data Science 6 credits

Closed: Size: 30, Registered: 34, Waitlist: 0

CMC 102

MTWTHF
1:50pm3:00pm1:50pm3:00pm2:20pm3:20pm
Synonym: 51402

Adam Loy

This course will cover the computational side of data analysis, including data acquisition, management and visualization tools. Topics may include: data scraping, clean up and manipulation, data visualization using packages such as ggplots, understanding and visualizing spatial and network data, and supervised and unsupervised classification methods. We will use the statistics software R in this course.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 215 or Mathematics 275

MUSC 204.00 Theory II: Musical Structures 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 20, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 230

MTWTHF
8:30am9:40am8:30am9:40am8:30am9:30am
Synonym: 51620

Justin M London

An investigation into the nature of musical sounds and the way they are combined to form rhythms, melodies, harmonies, and form. Topics include the spectral composition of musical pitches, the structure of musical scales and their influence on melody, chords and their interval content, and the symmetry and complexity of rhythmic patterns. Student work includes building a musical instrument, programming a drum machine, analyzing the statistical distribution of pitches in a folksong corpus, and form in the music of the Grateful Dead.

Prerequisite: The ability to read music, as assessed by a diagnostic exam administered at the start of the term

PHIL 232.00 Social and Political Philosophy 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 402

MTWTHF
1:15pm3:00pm1:15pm3:00pm
Synonym: 52106

Anna Moltchanova

We will study several prominent late twentieth century philosophers writing about social and political justice and representing a variety of views, such as liberalism, socialism, libertarianism, communitarianism, feminism and post-modernism. The following are some of the authors we will read: John Rawls, Gerald Cohen, Robert Nozick, Charles Taylor, Iris Marion Young, Seyla Benhabib, Jurgen Habermas, Jean-Francois Lyotard.

PHYS 143.52 Physical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

Olin 101 / Olin 301

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm1:00pm5:00pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 51170

Jeff Walter

This course begins with an introduction to classical mechanics using the Newtonian worldview. The kinematics and dynamics of some simple systems are investigated using Newton's laws, vector analysis, and the conservation laws of momentum and energy. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to address topics including special relativity and also selected applications to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.

Prerequisite: Previous completion or concurrent registration in Mathematics 120 or 121. Not open to students who have completed Physics 131, 132, 141, 142, 144, 145 or 151 at Carleton.

Held for First year students

Waitlist for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: PHYS 143.WL2 (Synonym 51171)

PHYS 144.52 Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 17, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141 / Olin 302

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm1:00pm5:00pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 52941

Ryan C Terrien, Jay D Tasson

This course begins by considering basic principles of physics in the realm of planetary systems, black holes and dark matter in the universe. Conservation of energy and momentum will be used to explore large-scale phenomena in the cosmos. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to address topics including special relativity and also selected applications to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.

Prerequisite: Previous completion or concurrent registration in Mathematics 120 or 121. Not open to students who have completed Physics 131, 132, 141, 142, 143, 145 or 151 at Carleton.

PHYS 144.54 Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 21, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141 / Olin 301

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:00pm5:00pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 51172

Ryan C Terrien, Cindy Blaha

This course begins by considering basic principles of physics in the realm of planetary systems, black holes and dark matter in the universe. Conservation of energy and momentum will be used to explore large-scale phenomena in the cosmos. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to address topics including special relativity and also selected applications to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.

Prerequisite: Previous completion or concurrent registration in Mathematics 120 or 121. Not open to students who have completed Physics 131, 132, 141, 142, 143, 145 or 151 at Carleton.

Held for First year students. Appropriate for students with prior calculus-based physics course such as an AP or IB course.

Waitlist for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: PHYS 144.WL4 (Synonym 51174)

PHYS 144.57 Astrophysical Systems: Mechanics and Relativity & Lab 6 credits

Closed: Size: 24, Registered: 17, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141 / Olin 301

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm8:00am12:00pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 51173

Ryan C Terrien

This course begins by considering basic principles of physics in the realm of planetary systems, black holes and dark matter in the universe. Conservation of energy and momentum will be used to explore large-scale phenomena in the cosmos. The course moves beyond the Newtonian framework to address topics including special relativity and also selected applications to atomic, nuclear, and particle physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. Weekly laboratory work.

Prerequisite: Previous completion or concurrent registration in Mathematics 120 or 121. Not open to students who have completed Physics 131, 132, 141, 142, 143, 145 or 151 at Carleton.

Held for First year students. Appropriate for students with prior calculus-based physics course such as an AP or IB course.

Waitlist for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: PHYS 144.WL7 (Synonym 51175)

PHYS 165.52 Introduction to Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 18, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 305 / Olin 210

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am1:00pm5:00pm9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 51176

Barry N Costanzi

A study of the principles of electricity, magnetism, and optics with an emphasis on real-world applications including electronics, laser physics, astronomy, and medicine. Topics include electric and magnetic fields, electric potentials, DC and AC circuits, geometric and wave optics, and relevant properties of matter. Designed for science majors who want additional background in physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. One laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Physics 131, 132, 141, 142, 143, 144, or 145 and Mathematics 120 or 121

PHYS 165.59 Introduction to Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics & Lab 6 credits

Open: Size: 24, Registered: 12, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 305 / Olin 210

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am8:00am12:00pm9:40am10:40am
Synonym: 51177

Barry N Costanzi, Melissa Eblen-Zayas

A study of the principles of electricity, magnetism, and optics with an emphasis on real-world applications including electronics, laser physics, astronomy, and medicine. Topics include electric and magnetic fields, electric potentials, DC and AC circuits, geometric and wave optics, and relevant properties of matter. Designed for science majors who want additional background in physics. Comfort with algebra and the integration and differentiation of elementary functions is assumed. One laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Physics 131, 132, 141, 142, 143, 144, or 145 and Mathematics 120 or 121

PHYS 231.00 Analytical and Computational Mechanics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 28, Waitlist: 0

Olin 141

MTWTHF
1:50pm3:00pm1:50pm3:00pm2:20pm3:20pm

Requirements Met:

Synonym: 51178

Jay D Tasson

An analytical and computational treatment of classical mechanics using Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms. A variety of systems, including some whose equations of motion cannot be solved analytically, will be explored. Possible examples include harmonic oscillators, central-force problems, chaotic dynamics, astrophysical systems, and medieval siege engines.

Prerequisite: Physics 131, 132, 141, 142 or 144 and Mathematics 210 or 211 or instructor permission

Formerly PHYS 229/230

PHYS 345.00 Advanced Optics 2 credits

Open: Size: 12, Registered: 4, Waitlist: 0

Olin 219

MTWTHF
1:00pm5:00pm
Synonym: 51191

Marty Baylor

This is a laboratory course that will serve as a follow-up to Physics 344, Classical and Quantum Optics. Students will conduct a number of experiments pertaining to optical phenomena. The experiments will display effects pertaining to classical, quantum, and non-linear optics. The lab will take place once a week for four hours each session.

Prerequisite: Physics 344 or permission of the instructor

POSC 170.00 International Relations and World Politics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 30, Registered: 30, Waitlist: 0

Willis 204

MTWTHF
8:30am9:40am8:30am9:40am8:30am9:30am
Synonym: 51901

Alex Von Hagen-Jamar

What are the foundational theories and practices of international relations and world politics? This course addresses topics of a geopolitical, commercial and ideological character as they relate to global systems including: great power politics, polycentricity, and international organizations. It also explores the dynamic intersection of world politics with war, terrorism, nuclear weapons, national security, human security, human rights, and the globalization of economic and social development.

POSC 230.00 Methods of Political Research 6 credits

Closed: Size: 18, Registered: 21, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 235

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am
Synonym: 51911

Christina E Farhart

An introduction to research method, research design, and the analysis of political data. The course is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of scientific inquiry as they are employed in the discipline. The course will consider the philosophy of scientific research generally, the philosophy of social science research, theory building and theory testing, the components of applied (quantitative and qualitative) research across the major sub-fields of political science, and basic methodological tools. Intended for majors only.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 115, 215, 245, 275 or AP Statistics (score of 4 or 5)

POSC 240.00 The Costs of Conflict 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 10, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 50991

Alex Von Hagen-Jamar

This course explores the variety of ways that war and conflict are costly to society and individuals. The implications of costliness are explored abstractly through the bargaining and war literature. We follow that with an examination of the empirical work on how war is costly to participant states and what variables affect those costs. We will briefly touch on the economic effects of war before studying the effect war has on citizens, both collectively and individually, ending with a discussion of how contemporary conflict changes the lives of those who experience it.

POSC 265.00 Public Policy and Global Capitalism 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 22, Waitlist: 0

Willis 114

MTWTHF
11:10am12:20pm11:10am12:20pm12:00pm1:00pm
Synonym: 51912

Alfred P Montero

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to comparative and international public policy. It examines major theories and approaches to public policy design and implementation in several major areas: international policy economy (including the study of international trade and monetary policy, financial regulation, and comparative welfare policy), global public health and comparative healthcare policy, institutional development (including democratic governance, accountability systems, and judicial reform), and environmental public policy. This course serves as the gateway for the Political Economy Minor.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 215 strongly recommended, or instructor permission

Extra Time Required

POSC 330.00 The Complexity of Politics* 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 7, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 136

MTWTHF
1:15pm3:00pm1:15pm3:00pm
Synonym: 51916

Greg Marfleet

Theories of complexity and emergence relate to how large-scale collective properties and characteristics of a system can arise from the behavior and attributes of component parts. This course explores the relevance of these concepts, studied mainly in physics and biology, for the social sciences. Students will explore agent-based modeling to discover emergent properties of social systems through computer simulations they create using NetLogo software. Reading and seminar discussion topics include conflict and cooperation, electoral competition, transmission of culture and social networks. Completion of the stats/methods sequence is highly recommended.

POSC 337.00 Political Economy of Happiness* 6 credits

Kent Freeze

This course explores the political determinants of happiness in the United States and around the world. What makes citizens happier in one country compared to another? When might political institutions be most successful at producing happiness among people? What is the relationship between economic inequality, development, redistribution and happiness? The course starts by examining how happiness is conceptualized and measured in public opinion data, before exploring the political economy of happiness globally.

PSYC 200.00 Measurement and Data Analysis in Psychology 6 credits

Closed: Size: 24, Registered: 34, Waitlist: 0

Olin 102

MTWTHF
9:50am11:00am9:50am11:00am9:40am10:40am

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Synonym: 51245

Julie J Neiworth

The course considers the role of measurement and data analysis focused on behavioral sciences. Various forms of measurement and standards for the evaluation of measures are explored. Students learn how to summarize, organize, and evaluate data using a variety of techniques that are applicable to research in psychology and other disciplines. Among the analyses discussed and applied are tests of means, various forms of analysis of variance, correlation and regression, planned and post-hoc comparisons, as well as various non-parametric tests. Research design is also explored.

Prerequisite: Psychology 110 or instructor consent; Requires concurrent registration in Psychology 201

PSYC 201 required.

PSYC 201.01 Measurement and Data Analysis Lab 2 credits

Closed: Size: 12, Registered: 18, Waitlist: 0

Olin 104

MTWTHF
10:10am11:55am10:10am11:55am

Requirements Met:

Other Tags:

Synonym: 51246

Julie J Neiworth

This lab course accompanies the lecture course, Psychology 200, and must be taken during the same term. The lab will provide an opportunity to explore lecture topics more deeply, and in particular emphasize data collection and computational skills.

Prerequisite: Psychology 110. Requires concurrent registration in Psychology 200

PSYC 200 required.

PSYC 201.02 Measurement and Data Analysis Lab 2 credits

Closed: Size: 12, Registered: 16, Waitlist: 0

Olin 104

MTWTHF
1:15pm3:00pm1:15pm3:00pm

Requirements Met:

Other Tags:

Synonym: 51247

Julie J Neiworth

This lab course accompanies the lecture course, Psychology 200, and must be taken during the same term. The lab will provide an opportunity to explore lecture topics more deeply, and in particular emphasize data collection and computational skills.

Prerequisite: Psychology 110. Requires concurrent registration in Psychology 200

PSYC 200 required.

SOAN 314.00 Contemporary Issues in Critical Criminology 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 12, Waitlist: 0

Library 305

MTWTHF
12:30pm1:40pm12:30pm1:40pm1:10pm2:10pm
Synonym: 52215

Annette M Nierobisz

This course examines contemporary criminological issues from a critical, sociological perspective. Our focus is on the United States with topics under examination including white collar crime, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, mass incarceration and other transformations in punishment, prisoner reentry, and the risk of recidivism. In addition to understanding both classic and contemporary sociological research and theory, we will seek answers to questions like: What is crime? Who is considered a criminal? What social changes drove the United States to get "tough" on crime?  What effects does incarceration have on prisoners, their families, their neighborhoods and communities? What happens when prisoners return to society? 

Prerequisite: The department strongly recommends that Sociology/Anthropology 110 or 111 be taken prior to enrolling in courses numbered 200 or above

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