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Courses available to First Year Students

Languages

Cat # Course Title Description
ARB 101 Arabic I Proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Arabic.Students cannot enroll in ARB 101 after earning credit for ARB 102, ARB 201, or ARB 202 or higher.
ARB 201 Arabic III Continuing proficiency-based course, which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Arabic.Students cannot enroll in ARB 201 after earning credit for ARB 202 or higher.
CHI 101 Chinese I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Chinese. No prior experience or admission by placement testing.Students cannot enroll in CHI 101 after earning credit for CHI 102, CHI 201, CHI 202 or higher.
CHI 201 Chinese III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Chinese.Students cannot enroll in CHI 201 after earning credit for CHI 202 or higher.
FRE 101 French I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in French. No prior experience or admission by placement testing.Students cannot enroll in FRE 101 after earning credit for FRE 102, FRE 201, FRE 202, or higher.
FRE 102 French II Continuing proficiency-based course which develops communicative abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in French.Students cannot enroll in FRE 102 after earning credit for FRE 201, FRE 202, or higher.
FRE 201 French III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in French.Students cannot enroll in FRE 201 after earning credit for FRE 202 or higher.
FRE 202 French IV Continuing proficiency-based course which focuses on reading, discussing, and analyzing authentic texts as a basis for the expression and interpretation of meaning. Conducted in French.Students cannot enroll in FRE 202 after earning credit for a course higher than FRE202.
GER 101 German I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in German. No prior experience or admission by placement testing.Students cannot enroll in GER 101 after earning credit for GER 102, GER 201, GER 202, or higher.
GER 201 German III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in German.Students cannot enroll in GER 201 after earning credit for GER 202 or higher.
GRE 101 Ancient Greek I Introductory course which prepares students to acquire a reading knowledge of Classical Attic Greek, focusing on morphology and syntax, and its role in the culture and literature of ancient Greek society. No prior experience or admission by placement testing.Students cannot enroll in GRE 101 after earning credit for GRE 102, GRE 201, GRE 202, or higher.
HEB 101 Hebrew I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Hebrew. No prior experience or admission by placement testing. Students cannot enroll in HEB 101 after earning credit for HEB 102, HEB 201, HEB 202, or higher.
HEB 201 Hebrew III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Hebrew. Students cannot enroll in HEB 201 after earning credit for HEB 202 or higher.
HIN 101 Hindi/Urdu I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Hindi/Urdu. Students cannot enroll in HIN/SAS 101 after earning credit for HIN/SAS 102, HIN/SAS 201, HIN/SAS 202, or higher.
HIN 201 Hindi/Urdu III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Hindi/Urdu. Students cannot enroll in HIN/SAS 201 after earning credit for HIN/SAS 202 or higher.
ITA 101 Italian I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Italian. No prior experience or admission by placement testing. Students cannot enroll in ITA 101 after earning credit for ITA 102, ITA 201, ITA 202, or higher.
ITA 102 Italian II Continuing proficiency-based course which develops communicative abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Italian. Students cannot enroll in ITA 102 after earning credit for ITA 201, ITA 202, or higher.
ITA 201 Italian III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Italian.Students cannot enroll in ITA 201 after earning credit for ITA 202 or higher.
ITA 202 Italian IV Continuing proficiency-based course which focuses on reading, discussing, and analyzing authentic texts as a basis for the expression and interpretation of meaning. Conducted in Italian. Students cannot enroll in ITA 202 after earning credit for a course higher than ITA202.
JPS 101 Japanese I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Japanese. No prior experience or admission by placement testing. Students cannot enroll in JPS 101 after earning credit for JPS 102, JPS 201, JPS 202, or higher.
JPS 201 Japanese III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Japanese.Students cannot enroll in JPS 201 after earning credit for JPS 202 or higher.
KOR 101 Korean I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Korean. Students cannot enroll in KOR 101 after earning credit for KOR 102, KOR 201, KOR 202, or higher.
KOR 201 Korean III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts.Activities are conducted in Korean. Students cannot enroll in KOR 201 after earning credit for KOR 202 or higher.
LAT 101 Latin I Introductory course which prepares students to acquire a reading knowledge of classical Latin, focusing on morphology and syntax, and its role in the culture and literature of ancient Roman society.Students cannot enroll in LAT 101 after earning credit for LAT 102, LAT 201, LAT 202, or higher.
LAT 102 Latin II Continuing course with review of morphology and syntax and further study of idioms, rhetorical figures, and syntactic peculiarities. Reading and study of representative prose authors. Students cannot enroll in LAT 201 after earning credit for a course higher than LAT 201.
POR 101 Portuguese I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts.Activities are conducted in Portuguese.No prior experience or admission by placement testing.Students cannot enroll in POR 101 after successfully completing POR 102, 201, or202 or higher.
POR 201 Portuguese III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Portuguese. Students cannot enroll in POR 201 after earning credit for POR 202 or higher.
RUS 101 Russian I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Russian. No prior experience or admission by placement testing. Students cannot enroll in RUS 101 after earning credit for RUS 102, RUS 201, RUS 202, or higher.
RUS 201 Russian III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Russian. Students cannot enroll in RUS 201 after earning credit for RUS 202 or higher.
SPA 101 Spanish I Introductory proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Spanish. No prior experience or admission by placement testing. Students cannot enroll in SPA 101 after earning credit for SPA 102, SPA 201, SPA 202, or higher.
SPA 102 Spanish II Continuing proficiency-based course which develops communicative abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Spanish. Students cannot enroll in SPA 102 after earning credit for SPA 201, SPA 202, or higher.
SPA 201 Spanish III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Spanish. Students cannot enroll in SPA 201 after earning credit for SPA 202 or higher.
SPA 202 Spanish IV Continuing proficiency-based course which focuses on reading, discussing, and analyzing authentic texts as a basis for the expression and interpretation of meaning. Conducted in Spanish. Students cannot enroll in SPA202 after earning credit for a course higher than SPA202.
TRK 101 Turkish I Proficiency-based course which prepares students to understand, speak, read, and write in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Turkish. Students cannot enroll in TRK 101 after earning credit for TRK 102, TRK 201, TRK 202, or higher.
TRK 201 Turkish III Continuing proficiency-based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Turkish. Students cannot enroll in TRK 201 after earning credit for TRK 202 or higher.

QUANTITATIVE

Cat # Course Title Description
MAT 121 Probability and Statistics for the Liberal Arts I First in a two-course sequence. Teaches probability and statistics by focusing on data and reasoning. Topics include displaying data, numerical measures of data, elementary probability, discrete distributions, normal distributions, confidence intervals. NOTE: A student cannot receive credit for MAT 121 after completing STT 101 or any MAT course numbered above 180 with a grade of C or better.
MAT 183 Elements of Modern Mathematics Linear equations, matrices, and linear programming. Introduction to mathematics of finance. Discrete probability theory. For students interested in management, finance, economics, or related areas.
MAT 194 Precalculus Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Analytical trigonometry and trigonometric functions. A student cannot receive credit for MAT 194 after receiving a grade of C or better in any calculus course. Credit cannot be given for both MAT 193 and MAT 194.
MAT 221 Elementary Probability and Statistics I First of a two-course sequence. For students in fields that emphasize quantitative methods. Probability, design of experiments, sampling theory, introduction of computers for data management, evaluation of models, and estimation of parameters.
MAT 285 Life Sciences Calculus I Functions and their graphs, derivatives and their applications, differentiation techniques, the exponential and logarithm functions, multivariable differential calculus including constrained optimization. MAT 285 may not be taken for credit after successful completion of MAT 284 or MAT 295.
MAT 286 Life Sciences Calculus II Antidifferentiation; the definite integral and applications; first order differential equations with applications. Cannot be taken for credit after successfully completing MAT 296.
MAT 295 Calculus I Analytic geometry, limits, derivatives, maxima-minima, related rates, graphs, differentials, exponential and logarithmic functions, mean-value theorem, L'Hospital's rule, integration. For science majors. MAT 295 may not be taken for credit after successful completion of MAT 286.
MAT 296 Calculus II Integration: the definite integral and applications; trigonometric functions, methods of integration, improper integrals, infinite series, elementary differential equations, parametric equations, polar coordinates.

HUMANITIES

Cat # Course Title Description
AAS 138 Writing About Black Culture Expository writing based on cogent analysis of African American literature, art, music, and history ideas.
AAS 231 African American Literature to 1900: An Introduction African American literature and folklore from colonial days to 1900.Autobiographies, fiction, and poetry, including works by Wheatley, Douglass, Jacobs, Brown, Webb, Hopkins, Dunbar, Chesnutt, Dubois, Johnson, Washington.
ANT 185 Global Encounters:Comparing World Views & Values Cross-Culturally Predominant views of reality and values in the cultures of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Humanistic study of cultures and nature of cross-cultural understanding.
ETS 107 Living Writers Introduction to visiting writers and their work. Lectures and small group sections emphasize dynamic and plastic nature of writing. Opportunity to question the authors directly on content, influences, and technique.
ETS 114 British Literature, 1789 to Present British literature since 1789.
ETS 119 Topics in U.S. Literary History: US Fiction 1940-2015 United States literary and cultural texts studied in the context of American history, culture, and politics. Readings may be focused by historical periods or thematic issues.
ETS 121 Introduction to Shakespeare Selected plays of Shakespeare read in conjunction with performances on video.
ETS 122 Introduction to the Novel Critical study of the history and development of the novel as literary form. Selected British, American, and postcolonial novels from the 18th century to the present.
ETS 153 Interpretation of Fiction Critical study of fiction from more than one historical period. Formal, theoretical, and interpretive issues.
ETS 155 Interpretation of Nonfiction Critical study of nonfiction from more than one historical period and geographic locale. Formal, theoretical, and interpretive issues.
ETS 171 World Cinema International history of film from beginnings to present.
ETS 181 Class and Literary Texts Construction and representation of "class," especially as it affects the production and reception of literary and other cultural texts.
ETS 182 Race and Literary Texts Construction and representation of "race," especially as it affects the production and reception of literary and other cultural texts.
ETS 184 Ethnicity and Literary Texts Ethnicity in literary and theoretical texts. Emphasizing conceptual paradigms, social issues, and aesthetic considerations in the practice of reading texts from ethnically differentiated literary traditions.
ETS 192 Gender and Literary Texts Construction and representation of "gender," especially as it affects the production and reception of literary and other cultural texts.
ETS 200 Special Topics: Introduction to Environmental Literature American literature that takes up environmental values and makes an inquiry into the relationship between humans and non-human ecological communities.
HOA 105 Arts and Ideas I Visual arts in relation to broader cultural, histor-ical, and intellectual contexts. HOA 105 surveys the ancient world to the High Renaissance. HOA 106 proceeds from the late Renaissance to the present. Either course may be taken first or independently.
HOM 125 Intro to Music Theory Elementary harmony, form and counterpoint through writing and listening. For non-majors and music theatre majors only.
HOM 165 Understanding Music I Introduction to the art of music. Development of musical styles in the West from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Assumes no prior musical knowledge.
HST 111 Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815 Major characteristics of European political, social, and cultural life from Middle Ages to advent of democratic revolutions.
HST 210 The Ancient World The Ancient Mediterranean emphasizing major political, cultural, religious, and social developments. The Near East, Classical Greece, Hellenistic Civilization, Roman Republic, Roman Empire up to the fourth century A.D. May not be repeated for credit.
JSP 114 The Bible in History, Culture and Religion Jewish and Christian scriptures in their ancient Near Eastern and Hellenistic contexts, with particular attention to their literary forms, the history of their composition, and their role in the development of Western religions and cultures. Credit is not given for REL/JSP 114 and either REL/JSP 215 or REL 217.
JSP 135 Judaism Survey of Judaic ideas, values, and cultural expressions as found in biblical, talmudic, medieval, mystical, and modern texts.
LIN 201 The Nature and Study of Language

Introduction to the study of human language. Language change and diversity, usage, meaning, phonetics, grammatical description, and language learning.

LIN 251 English Words An analysis of English words, their structure, history, meaning, and formation from a theoretically informed linguistic perspective. The course is primarily concerned with the words borrowed from the classical languages.
LIT 131 Great Jewish Writers Introduction to fiction by Jewish authors. Topics include modernization, rebellion against authority, alienation, childhood, superstition, and the holocaust. Some films included.
LIT 226 Dostoevsky and Tolstoy Lectures, readings, discussions, and reports on Dostoevsky's and Tolstoy's major novels.
LIT 245 Florence and Renaissance Civilization

Florence as the linguistic, literary, and cultural center of early medieval and modern Italian civilization.

MES 165 Discovering Islam Islam as a faith and a civilization. Understanding its origins, beliefs, rituals, and the historical development of its intellectual traditions in the pre-modern and modern eras, and its geographic, cultural and theological diversity today.
PHI 107 Theories of Knowledge and Reality An introduction to some major questions about knowledge and reality, such as the existence of God, the mind-body problem, free will and the nature and limits of knowledge. Historical and contemporary readings.
PHI 125 Political Theory Introduction to theories of major modern political philosophers (Locke, Rousseau, Hume, J.S. Mill, Marx). Contemporary theories of liberty, justice, and equality.
PHI 175 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy Classical and contemporary readings on basic topics in social and political philosophy; political obligation and authority, justice and basic rights, liberty and equality, the justification of democracy.
PHI 192 Introduction to Moral Theory Major philosophical theories about moral rightness, virtue, and the good life, such as utilitarian, Kantian, and Aristotelian theories.Historical and contemporary sources.Credit cannot be received for both PHI 192 and PHI 209.
PHI 197 Human Nature Philosophical theories of human nature, their underlying metaphysical claims, and their ethical consequences.
REL 101 Religions of the World The nature and significance of religion within human culture and existence as evidenced in various religions of the world both past and present.
REL 108 Religion and its Critics With religion, modernity reached its breaking point.  By the 19th century, religion was under critique.  Friedrich Nietzsche announced that God was dead.  Karl Marx called religion the opium of the people.  Sigmund Freud diagnosed religion as the universal obsessional neurosis of humanity.  This course investigates these critics of religion and their lasting legacies in our world.  We will pay particular attention to contemporary media as modes of religious critique.
REL 114 The Bible in History, Culture and Religion Jewish and Christian scriptures in their ancient Near Eastern and Hellenistic contexts, with particular attention to their literary forms, the history of their composition, and their role in the development of Western religions and cultures. Credit is not given for REL/JSP 114 and either REL/JSP 215 or REL 217.
REL 126 Ecstasy, Transgression, Religion Edges are where things get really interesting.  This course explores edges of human possibility, where humans touch what lies on the other side of its limits.  We will explore these edges by examining ecstasy and transgression as risky limit-experiences of, and limit-cases for, religion.  We will focus on studying limit-experiences of mysticism, eroticism, the passions they enflame, and the actions they engender.
REL 131 Great Jewish Writers Introduction to fiction by Jewish authors. Topics include modernization, rebellion against authority, alienation, childhood, superstition, and the holocaust. Some films included.
REL 135 Judaism Survey of Judaic ideas, values, and cultural expressions as found in biblical, talmudic, medieval, mystical, and modern texts.
REL 156 Christianity Christianity's institutional forms, sacred writings, ideas and beliefs, worship practices, cultural and creative expressions, ethical and political roles in society, from antiquity to the present. How Christianity addresses human needs, concerns, and desires.
REL 165 Discovering Islam Islam as a faith and a civilization. Understanding its origins, beliefs, rituals, and the historical development of its intellectual traditions in the pre-modern and modern eras, and its geographic, cultural and theological diversity today.
REL 185 Hinduism Religious life of contemporary Hindus in India: gods, goddesses, and other divines; worship; sectarian movements; and rituals in the home, at temples, and at other holy sites.
REL 191 Religion, Meaning and Knowledge Exploration of the age-old quest for meaning, knowledge and faith in the face of suffering and loss through art, philosophy, music and literature.
REL 205 Ancient Greek Religion Historical and systematic studies of Greek myth and cult (pre-Homeric Chthonic religion through Olympian polytheism to the decline of the polis). Interaction of religion with drama, art, architecture, philosophy, and politics.
SAS 165 Discovering Islam Islam as a faith and a civilization. Understanding its origins, beliefs, rituals, and the historical development of its intellectual traditions in the pre-modern and modern eras, and its geographic, cultural and theological diversity today.
SAS 185 Hinduism Religious life of contemporary Hindus in India: gods, goddesses, and other divines; worship; sectarian movements; and rituals in the home, at temples, and at other holy sites.
WGS 101 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies Introduces the interdisciplinary field of women's and gender studies; gender as a social construct shaped by race, class, sexuality, disability, and nation; and feminist theories of oppression, power, and resistance.
WRT 114 Writing Culture Nonacademic writing; creative nonfiction, memoir, the essay. Students write texts experimenting with style, genre, and subject; read contemporary nonfiction texts by varied authors; attend lectures/readings of visiting writers.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Cat # Course Title Description
AAS 112 Introduction to African American Studies Historical and sociopolitical materials. Approaches to studying the African American experience, antecedents from African past, and special problems.
ANT 111 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Economics, politics, religion, symbolism, rites of passage, developmental cycle, and expressive culture. Required for Anthropology majors.
ANT 112 Introduction to African American Studies Historical and sociopolitical materials. Approaches to studying the African American experience, antecedents from African past, and special problems.
ANT 121 Peoples and Cultures of the World Case studies of global cultural diversity. Exploration of daily life, rites of passage, marriage, family, work, politics, social life, religion, ritual, and art among foraging, agricultural, and industrial societies.
ANT 141 Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory Survey of the prehistoric past spanning the origins of humankind through the rise of complex societies. Class activities and field trips provide a hands on introduction to archaeological interpretation.
ECN 101 Principles of Microeconomics Consumer demand, theory of production, markets and prices, social welfare, and related topics.
ECN 203 Economic Ideas and Issues Foundation of modern Western economic thought. The model economists have built on this foundation as applied to current issues facing individuals and society. Credit is given for either ECN 203 or ECN 101, 102 or ECN 109.
GEO 103 Environment and Society Relationship between society and the environment. Natural resource use, climate change politics, food and agriculture, energy, water, and sustainability.
GEO 105 World Urban Geography Survey of world, urban geography. Major concepts of human geography for non-specialists.
GEO 171 Human Geographies An integrative overview to human geography. Topics include human-environmental relations, demographic change, cultural landscape; urban and agricultural land use and economic restructuring.
GEO 272 World Cultures The globalization of culture and the persistence of local cultures around the world. Case studies from different regions of the world examine geographical processes that shape ways of life.
HST 101 American History to 1865 Founding and development of institutions. The Revolution and the new nation. Problems of growth and sectionalism. Challenge to the union.
HST 121 Global History to 1750 The development of global society up to 1750.Exchanges, connections and interactions between Africa, Asia and the Pacific, India, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.The relations between these regions, the Americas and Europe.
HST 208 The Middle East since the Rise of Islam An introductory survey of Middle East History beginning with the rise of Islam. Includes culture, social life, women and politics, early Arab Empires, the Ottomans and Safavids, intellectual renaissance.
HST 213 Africa: Ancient Times to 1800 This course is a survey of African history from ancient times to1800. It focuses on political, social, economic, and environmental history of the continent. Themes include, but are not limited to state formation, technology, production, trade, religion, migration, labor, slave trade, and biological exchanges between Africa and other continents
LLA 201 Elements of Law Provides an introduction to law and legal institutions. The course is designed to prepare lower-division undergraduates for the further study of legal topics in departments across the College of Arts and Sciences.
MAX 123 Critical Issues for the United States Interdisciplinary focus on critical issues facing America. Perspectives of social science disciplines on the meaning of the American Dream, its past and its future.
MAX 132 Global Community Dynamics of worldwide society and its cultures. Global economy and political order. Tensions within these realms. Attempts by different communities to either participate in or to hold themselves aloof from "global culture."
NAT 105 Introduction to Native American Studies Overview of critical issues in Native American Studies: colonization, religious freedom, environment, sovereignty, and politics of identity, interdisciplinary, comparative, and indigenous perspectives in relation to histories, societies, and cultures.
PAF 101 An Introduction to the Analysis of Public Policy Develop research and problem solving skills to create government policies that address current social and economic problems facing the United States. Students study policy problems of their choice.
PAF 110 Public Service Practicum Students investigate the societal issues affecting members of the Syracuse community by completing a 35 hour community service requirement, attending 4 class meetings to reflect on their experiences, and completing weekly journals and two paper assignments.
PSC 121 American National Government and Politics American political institutions. Basic principles embedded in structure and practices of American government. Practical consequences of this political system for the citizen. Credit is given for PSC 121 or PSC 129, but not both.
PSC 123 Comparative Government and Politics Comparison of selected governmental institutions, individual and collective political actors, and issues across the industrialized and developing world. Particular attention to dynamics of socioeconomic and political change.
PSC 124 International Relations Foreign policy, decision making, comparative foreign policy, international transactions, and the international system. Credit is given for PSC 124 or PSC 139, but not both.
PSC 125 Political Theory Introduction to theories of major modern political philosophers (Locke, Rousseau, Hume, J.S. Mill, Marx). Contemporary theories of liberty, justice, and equality.
PSY 205 Foundations of Human Behavior Fundamental principles of mental life and human behavior. Significance of psychology in human relationships and self-understanding.
QSX 111 Queer Histories, Communities, and Politics Explores and analyzes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender histories, communities, and politics from the ancient past to the contemporary, global present through an interdisciplinary reading of research, theory, memoir, biography, fiction, and documentary film.
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Principal concepts, methods, and findings in sociology. Societal structures, processes, institutions, and social roles from both macro- and microanalytic human behavior perspectives.
SOC 102 Social Problems Application of sociological theory and methods to identification, description, and analysis of contemporary social problems. Critique and analysis of alternative strategies for social change.
SOC 248 Ethnic Inequalities and Intergroup Relations Identification of individuals and groups by self and others as members of ethnic categories. Consequences of ethnic identifications for individual, group, and societal interaction. Emphasizing ethnic inequalities, group interactions, social movements and change, racism, prejudice, and discrimination.
SOC 281 Sociology of Families Families and their connections to other social and economic institutions. Diversity of family forms and experiences. Formation and dissolution of relationships. Trends and changes.

NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH

Cat # Course Title Description
AST 101 Our Corner of the Universe Historical and modern understanding of the nature of the solar system. Includes laboratory with observations. May be taken with AST 104 in either order or independently.
BIO 105 Technology Inspired by Nature Exploration of how the biological world may provide solutions for many of the technological problems faced by society.
BIO 121 General Biology I First course in a survey of biological concepts ranging from the molecular level to global ecology.Units include the nature of science, life chemistry, cell structure and function, photosynthesis and respiration, genetics, and evolution.
CHE 103 Chemistry in the Modern World Basic concepts and principles of chemistry. Applications of chemistry to problems in the modern world. Will not satisfy prerequisite requirements for advanced courses in chemistry. (First in a sequence, to be followed by CHE 113.)
CHE 106 General Chemistry Lecture I Fundamental principles and laws underlying chemical action, states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, properties of solutions, chemical equilibria, and introductory thermochemistry.Credit is given for CHE 106 or 109 or CHE 150 but not more than one of these.
CHE 107 General Chemistry Laboratory I Experimental study of basic principles and techniques of chemistry. States of matter, determination of formulas and molecular weights, simple volumetric and gravimetric analysis, heats of reaction. Equilibrium, rates of reactions, and qualitative analysis. Credit is given for CHE 107 or 129 or CHE 151 but not more than one of these.
CSD 212 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders Application of biology, physics, anatomy, physiology, and cognitive psychology to processes of speech, language, and hearing.Nature of disruptions to normal communication and scientific principles of prevention, diagnosis, and remediation. Cannot receive credit for both CSD 212 and CSD 303.
EAR 104 Earth Science lab (105) Co-Requisite Laboratory component for EAR 105. Must be enrolled in 105 to enroll in 104.
EAR 105 Earth Science Scientific study of our planet, its history, and the processes that shape it and affect humans.Emphasis includes tectonics, continental surfaces, and climate.Lecture and recitation, no laboratory; no prerequisite.Intended for non-majors.Students may receive credit for either EAR 110 (formerly EAR 101) or 105 but not both.
EAR 225 Volcanoes and Earthquakes Examination of the geologic nature ofvolcanoes and earthquakes as they are related to plate tectonic activity in the Earth.Discussion of related societal hazards.
GEO 155 The Natural Environment Patterns of the physical phenomena at and near the surface of the earth. Surface configuration, climate, vegetation, and soil and their areal interrelationships.
PHY 101 Major Concepts of Physics I Explores the fundamental laws which govern the universe with emphasis on the concept of energy as a unifying principle.No science prerequisites.Knowledge of elementary algebra required.Includes Laboratory.
PHY 211 General Physics I First half of a two semester introduction to classical physics including mechanics and thermal physics. Uses calculus. Knowledge of plane trigonometry required.
PHY 212 General Physics II Second half of a two semester introduction to classical physics including electricity, magnetism and light.
PHY 221 General Physics Laboratory I Techniques of laboratory work: treatment of random errors, graphical representation of data. Experimental demonstration of principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, and waves (of vector forces, conservation of momentum and energy, thermal properties of gases).
PHY 222 General Physics Laboratory II Experimental study of principles of electromagnetism and their application in electrical circuits. Use of electronic instruments, such as the oscilloscope.
PHY 250 Physics Journal Workshop Introduction to physics research by reading and critical discussion of articles from the current or recent physics literature. For physics majors and minors; others may enroll with permission of instructor.
SCI 104 Science-Questions and Quests: Physical Phenomena I Science for non-science majors seeking to explain curious events through laboratory experiences and study of motion, gravity, machines, energy, and properties of matter.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Cat # Course Title Description
CLS 105 College Learning Strategies Study and application of learning strategies in the context of lectures, reading, recitations and independent learning situations.
EDU 203 Introduction to Inclusive Schooling Examining schools and teaching from a disability studies perspective.Topics, issues, values related to inclusive education.Readings, observations and analysis of cultural media.