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ASST 130.07 Globalization & Local Responses in India Program: Tourism and Development in India 3 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 30, Registered: 10, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 63901

Brendan LaRocque

This course will examine concepts and practices regarding socio-economic development in India, with a special focus on the role of tourism as part of the process of globalization. We will study the scholarly writings and debates around the varied agendas and ideologies concerning development, and analyze the different approaches to economic growth that have historically been dominant in India. As part of our learning process, we will visit numerous sites wherein economic development is being undertaken, including urban and rural locales as well as tourist and pilgrimage sites. This course will include scholarly readings, instructor and guest lectures, and require student presentations of their work.

OCS India Program

BIOL 310.00 Immunology 6 credits

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

Language & Dining Center 104


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Synonym: 64173

Debby 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

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

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

Olin 104


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Synonym: 64190

Rika 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

Waitlist only

CGSC 382.00 Cognitive Development in Children and Adolescents 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 3, Waitlist: 0

Olin 106


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Synonym: 63043

Kathleen Galotti

This seminar will focus on the cognitive changes experienced by children in the preschool, elementary, and middle school years, in such realms as perception, attention, memory, thinking, decision-making, knowledge representation, and the acquisition of academic skills. Weekly observation at local day care centers or schools will be a required course component. The seminar will be discussion-based and participants will take turns making presentations and leading discussions. 

Prerequisite: Psychology 250, Cognitive Science 232, Psychology 232 or Intructor consent

CS 400.01 Integrative Exercise 3 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 8, Registered: 6, Waitlist: 0

Olin 304

Synonym: 64294

Amy Csizmar Dalal

Beginning with the prototypes developed in the Senior Seminar, project teams will complete their project and present it to the department. Required of all senior majors.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 399

CS 400.03 Integrative Exercise 3 credits, S/CR/NC only

Open: Size: 8, Registered: 6, Waitlist: 0

Olin 304

Synonym: 64296

Amy Csizmar Dalal

Beginning with the prototypes developed in the Senior Seminar, project teams will complete their project and present it to the department. Required of all senior majors.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 399

CS 400.10 Integrative Exercise 3 credits, S/CR/NC only

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

Olin 308

Synonym: 64302

Eric Alexander

Beginning with the prototypes developed in the Senior Seminar, project teams will complete their project and present it to the department. Required of all senior majors.

Prerequisite: Computer Science 399

ENGL 265.00 News Stories 6 credits

Closed: Size: 15, Registered: 11, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 233


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Synonym: 65497

Susan Jaret McKinstry

This journalism course explores the process of moving from event to news story. Students will study and write different forms of journalism (including news, reviews, features, interviews, investigative pieces, and images), critique one another’s writing, work in teams with community partners, and revise their pieces to produce a final portfolio of professional work. 

HIST 231.00 Mapping the World Before Mercator 6 credits

Victoria Morse

This course will explore early maps primarily in medieval and early modern Europe. After an introduction to the rhetoric of maps and world cartography, we will examine the functions and forms of medieval European and Islamic maps and then look closely at the continuities and transformations in map-making during the period of European exploration. The focus of the course will be on understanding each map within its own cultural context and how maps can be used to answer historical questions. We will work closely with the maps in Gould Library Special Collections to expand campus awareness of the collection.

Extra time is required for a one-time map show in the library during 6a which we will schedule at the beginning of term.

IDSC 258.00 Consensus or Contentious? Controversies in Science Then and Now 2 credits

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

Anderson Hall 323

Synonym: 64027

Antony Adler, Rika Anderson

Almost every global challenge confronting humankind requires some level of engagement with science and technology. However, finding solutions to our most pressing problems also requires an understanding of how science operates within its social, political, and cultural context. This course will explore the relationship between science and society by examining a series of controversies in science from both the past and the present. We will investigate topics such as biological and social concepts of race, the use of unethically obtained scientific results, the ethics of genomics research, legislation over vaccination mandates, “parachute” science, and climate change denial. Examining the role of science in society will help us understand issues related to the use of evidence, expertise, and the relationship between science and politics. By wrestling with current and historic scientific controversies, we will examine the ways in which scientific disagreements are often as much about values as they are about research methods. 

IDSC 298.00 FOCUS Sophomore Colloquium 1 credit, S/CR/NC only

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 26, Waitlist: 0

Anderson Hall 329

Synonym: 65421

Deborah Gross

This colloquium is designed for sophomore students participating in the Focusing on Cultivating Scientists program. It will provide an opportunity to participate in STEM-based projects on campus and in the community. The topics of this project-based colloquium will vary each term.

Prerequisite: Interdisciplinary Studies 198 as first year student

Prior registration in IDSC 198

MATH 400.02 Integrative Exercise 3 credits, S/CR/NC only

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

CMC 328

Synonym: 64919

Deanna Haunsperger

Either a supervised small-group research project or an individual, independent reading. Required of all senior majors.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 236 and successful completion of three courses from among: Mathematics courses numbered above 236, Computer Science 252, Computer Science 254, Computer Science 352, Statistics 250, Statistics 320, Statistics 340

MUSC 220.00 Composition Studio 6 credits

Closed: Size: 7, Registered: 9, Waitlist: 0

Weitz Center 230


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Synonym: 64018

Andrea Mazzariello

This course focuses on creating new music, through several exercises as well as a substantial term composition. Class meetings reinforce key concepts, aesthetic trends, and compositional techniques, as well as provide opportunities for group feedback on works in progress. Individual instruction focuses on students' own creative work in depth and detail.

Prerequisite: Music 110, 204 or instructor permission

RELG 130.00 Native American Religions 6 credits

Michael McNally

This course explores the history and contemporary practice of Native American religious traditions, especially as they have developed amid colonization and resistance. While surveying a broad variety of ways that Native American traditions imagine land, community, and the sacred, the course focuses on the local traditions of the Ojibwe and Lakota communities. Materials include traditional beliefs and practices, the history of missions, intertribal new religious movements, and contemporary issues of treaty rights, religious freedom, and the revitalization of language and culture.

SOAN 262.00 Anthropology of Health and Illness 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 12, Waitlist: 0

Leighton 236

Synonym: 64858

Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg

An ethnographic approach to beliefs and practices regarding health and illness in numerous societies worldwide. This course examines patients, practitioners, and the social networks and contexts through which therapies are managed to better understand medical systems as well as the significance of the anthropological study of misfortune. Specific topics include the symbolism of models of illness, the ritual management of misfortune and of life crisis events, the political economy of health, therapy management, medical pluralism, and cross-cultural medical ethics.

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

SPAN 345.00 Culture, Capitalism and the Commons 6 credits

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

Weitz Center 235

Synonym: 64986

Palmar Alvarez-Blanco

Have you ever wondered if not capitalism, then what? In this course we will critically approach the historical background, the causes and, most importantly, the consequences of the civil and ecological crisis unleashed globally in 2008. Both in its origin and its consequences, this crisis went beyond the financial field, extending into the realms of politics, economics, culture, media and ecology. In light of this context, we will take a transdisciplinary approach to the study of capitalist culture and analyze the main changes that have developed from the cycle of social mobilizations surrounding the "indignados" movement or Spanish 15M in 2011. With a primary focus on Spain, we will concentrate on analyzing cultural artifacts that mark a paradigm shift from a capitalist culture towards the development of a culture of the commons that seeks to improve the living conditions of the social majority, defending both human rights and ecological justice.

Prerequisite: Spanish 205 or equivalent

STAT 285.00 Statistical Consulting 2 credits, S/CR/NC only

Closed: Size: 0, Registered: 10, Waitlist: 0

CMC 304

Synonym: 65262

Andy Poppick

(Formerly MATH 280) 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: Statistics 230 and instructor permission

All interested students are encouraged to add to the waitlist and the instructor will reach out after registration. This course is repeatable, but if the instructor cannot admit every student on the waitlist, priority will be given first to Statistics majors who have not previously taken the course and then to other students who have not taken the course.

STAT 400.04 Integrative Exercise 3 credits, S/CR/NC only

Closed: Size: 4, Registered: 4, Waitlist: 0

Synonym: 65267

Claire Kelling

Either a supervised small-group research project or an individual, independent reading. Required of all senior majors.

Prerequisite: Senior Statistics major. Students are strongly encouraged to complete Statistics 230 (formerly Mathematics 245) and Statistics 250 (formerly Mathematics 275) before starting this course

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