Summer School 2014

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111. Basic Problems of Philosophy. (3) Examines the basic concepts of several representative philosophers, including their accounts of the nature of knowledge, persons, God, mind, and matter.  (D)

            First Term (50883)/9:25-10:40 TRIB A306 Brandon 

         Second Term (50875)/10:50-12:05  TRIB A306  Thompson

                                   (50876)/ 12:15-1:30 TRIB A306 Thompson              

115. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion. (3) Study of some central issues in the philosophy of religion, such as arguments for and against the existence of God, faith, and reason; the divine attributes, the nature and existence of the soul; the possibility of immortality; and religious diversity. (D)

            First Term (50884)/10:50-12:05  TRIB A306 Goldschmidt           

164. Contemporary Moral Problems. (3) A study of pressing ethical issues in contemporary life, such as abortion, euthanasia, animal rights, affirmative action, marriage, cloning, pornography, and capital punishment. (D)

Second Term (50874)/9:25-10:40 TRIB A306 Kadlac



109. Astronomy. (4) Introductory study of the universe consisting of descriptive astronomy, the historical development of astronomical theories, and astrophysics. Knowledge of basic algebra and trigonometry is required. Lab—2 hours. (D)

Second Term

(50329)/12:15-1:30 OLIN 103 Carlson

Lab MTW/9:00-10:50 p.m. OLIN 105 Carlson

113, 113L. General Physics I. (4) Essentials of mechanics, wave motion, heat, and sound treated with some use of calculus. Recommended for science, mathematics, and premedical students. Credit allowed for only one of 110, 111, and 113. Lab—2 hours. C—MTH 111 or equivalent. (D, QR)

First Term (50139, 50140)/8:30-12:30 OLIN 101 Dostal

114, 114L. General Physics II. (4) Essentials of electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics treated with some calculus. Recommended for science, mathematics, and premedical students. Lab—2 hours. P—MTH 111 and PHY 111 or 113. (D, QR)

Second Term (50142, 50143)/8:30-12:30 OLIN 101 Ucer

381, 382. Research. (1.5/3, 1.5/3) Library, conference, computation, and laboratory work performed on an individual basis. P—POI.

First Term (50141) Staff

Second Term (50144) Staff


Politics and International Affairs

115. Political Theory. (3) Introduces the central concepts (democracy, liberty, equality, and power) and ideologies (liberalism, conservatism, and socialism) as they have been formulated within some of the main schools of political thought. (D)

Second Term (50850)/10:50-12:05 KRBY B01B Browers

254, 654. U.S. Foreign Policy. (3,3) Analyzes the historical and theoretical perspectives shaping U.S. engagement with the world past and present.  Applies this understanding to current problems in U.S. foreign policy.

             First Term (50005, 50010)/9:25-10:40 KRBY 109 Walldorf

256. International Security. (3) Explores various theoretical approaches to security studies and contemporary security issues, with special attention to domestic variables, the use of force, strategic culture, weapons of mass destruction, the political economy of national security and terrorism.

              First Term (50849)/12:15-1:30 KRBY 109 Walldorf 

259, 659. Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. (3,3) Analysis of factors influencing the relationship between Israel and its neighbors relative to fundamental aspects of United States, Israeli, Palestinian, and Arab states policies.

Second Term (50016, 50119)/9:25-10:40 KRBY 109 Kennedy

263, 663.  U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East. (3, 3) Critical analysis of U.S. foreign Policy with respect to the Middle East since the second World War.  Utilizes a case study method of instruction.

             Second Term (50573)/12:15-1:30 KRBY 109 Kennedy


Will not be offered in 2015: 278. Politics and Identity. (3) Investigation of the ways in which concepts of identity have informed political norms, structures, and practices; the myriad forms of identity takes (particularly gender, sexual orientation, class, race, religion, nationality and ethnicity) drawing on examples from across the globe; and theoretical approaches proposed for engaging differences. POI

            First Term (xxxxx)/Egypt Browers

            Travel Dates:

287, 687. Individual Study. (2 or 3) Intensive research leading to the completion of an analytical paper conducted under the direction of a faculty member. Students are responsible for initiating the project and securing the permission of an appropriate instructor. P—POI.

 First Term (50007,50024)/TBA Coates

 Second Term (50021) TBA Coates

288, 688. Directed Reading. (2 or 3) Concentrated reading in an area of study not otherwise available. Students are responsible for initiating the project and securing the permission of an appropriate instructor. P—POI.

First Term (50008)/TBA Coates

 Second Term (50022, 50025) TBA Coates

289, 689. Internship in Politics. (2 or 3) Field work in a public or private setting with related readings and an analytical paper under the direction of a faculty member. Students are responsible for initiating the project and securing the permission of an appropriate instructor. Normally one course in an appropriate subfield will have been taken prior to the internship. P—POI.

First Term (50009, 50026)/TBA Coates

 Second Term (50756) TBA Coates



100. Learning to Learn. (3) A workshop designed primarily for first- and second-year students who wish to improve their academic skills through the application of basic principles of learning, memory, organization, etc. Third and fourth year students by permission of instructor only. Pass/Fail only.

Second Term (50118)/9:25-10:40 GRNE 311 Shuman

151. Introductory Psychology. (3) A systematic survey of psychology as the scientific study of behavior. Prerequisite to all other courses in psychology. (D)

First Term (50576)/10:50-12:05 GRNE 313 Schirillo 

Second Term (50115)/10:50-12:05 GRNE 313 Schirillo

241. Development Psychology. (3) Surveys physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development in humans from conception to death. P—PSY 151. (D)

Second Term (50863)/9:25-10:40 GRNE 313 Whiting

245. Survey of Abnormal Behavior. (3) Study of problem behaviors such as depression, alcoholism, antisocial personality, the schizophrenias, and pathogenic personality patterns, with emphasis on causes, prevention, and the relationships of these disorders to normal lifestyles. P—PSY 151. (D)

 First Term (50114)/9:25-10:40 GRNE 313 Edwards

255.  Personality. (3) Surveys theory and research on the structure and function of human personality, with attention to the relationship to cognition, emotion, motivavation, and behavior.  P-PSY 151.  (D)

             Second Term (50578)/9:25-10:40 GRNE 308 Whiting

260.  Social Psychology. (3) Surveys the field, including theories of social behavior, interpersonal attraction, attitudes and attitude change, and group behavior.  P-PSY 151. (D)

              Second Term (50864)/10:50-12:05 GRNE 308 Blackie 

265. Human Sexuality. (3) Explores the psychological and physiological aspects of human sexuality, with attention to sexual mores, sexual deviances, sexual dysfunction, and sex-related roles. P—PSY 151. (D)

            First Term (50117)/8:00-9:15 GRNE 313 Batten

367. Parent-Child Relationships. (3) Surveys characteristics of parent-child relationships and issues of parenting as related to a variety of factors, including developmental changes of parent and child, family structor, and sociocultural context. P-PSY 151.  (D)

            First Term (50240)/9:25-10:40 GRNE 313 Whiting



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