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A full list of courses being offered during Spring 2021 is available on the Course Schedule.

Please note that not all visiting student types are eligible for all the courses listed on the full Course Schedule.


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Kinesiology

NUTRITION

HEAL 103 901 | CRN: 20264


Concepts underlying the science of nutrition: food composition, calories and needs for energy, special nutrients, and nutritional deficiencies.

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Psychological Sciences

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 101 902 | CRN: 20265


Survey of topics, problems, and approaches in contemporary psychology. Includes the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, attention, learning and memory, thinking, language, abnormal behavior and therapies, personality, and individual differences. Required for psychology majors.

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Humanities Division

PUBLIC SPEAKING

HUMA 201 901 | CRN: 20272


This course is designed to give the student exposure to and experience using basic principles and skills of oral communication in the public context. Emphasis will be on the development of speech organization, support, and delivery. Informative and persuasive speeches will be practiced. An important outcome of the course is that the student better understand and appreciate the important role public speaking plays in modern society.

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Chemistry

GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II

CHEM 124 901 | CRN: 24092


Required laboratory component of CHEM 122. Students must also register for CHEM 122. Credit may not be received for both CHEM 124 and CHEM 154. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly. Distribution Credit for CHEM 124 no longer eligible beginning Fall 2019. Registration for section 901 is restricted to students attending remotely.

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Statistics

ELEMENTARY APPLIED STATISTICS

STAT 280 9S1 | CRN: 20287


Topics include basic probability, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, confidence intervals, significance testing, simple linear regression and correlation, association between categorized variables.

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Statistics

ELEMENTARY APPLIED STATISTICS

STAT 280 9S2 | CRN: 20325


Topics include basic probability, descriptive statistics, probability distributions, confidence intervals, significance testing, simple linear regression and correlation, association between categorized variables.

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Sport Management

INTRO TO SPORT MANAGEMENT

SMGT 260 901 | CRN: 20215


This course is designed to: first, provide the student with an overview of the structure of the sport industry as well as issues facing sport organizations and how management techniques can be applied to solve business problems. Second, students will be introduced to the various sub-disciplines within sport management (marketing, law, sales, event management, etc). Third, students will become familiar with career opportunities in sport management. Special Registration is required for Juniors and Seniors.

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Physics and Astronomy

ELECTRICITY&MAGNETISM W/LAB

PHYS 102 9S2 | CRN: 20390


A calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism. Includes classes and lab exercises on electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations in integral form, and AC and DC circuits. Primarily for physical science and engineering students. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics-B (PHYS 141 and 142) and AP Physics-C E&M. Students must also register for PHYS 104.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

CHEM 211 9S1 | CRN: 20236


Organic chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic compounds with emphasis on structure, functional groups, bonding, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms. CHEM 211 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry. CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Computer Science

ALGORITHMIC THINKING

COMP 182 901 | CRN: 20244


Algorithms are the engines of a great majority of systems, natural and artificial alike. This course introduces algorithmic thinking as a discipline for reasoning about systems, taming their complexities, and elucidating their properties. Algorithmic techniques, along with their correctness and efficiency, will be taught through reasoning about systems of interactions, such as markets, that are ubiquitous in our highly connected world.

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Physics and Astronomy

ELECTRICITY&MAGNETISM W/LAB

PHYS 102 9S1 | CRN: 20009


A calculus-based introduction to electricity and magnetism. Includes classes and lab exercises on electric and magnetic fields, Maxwell's equations in integral form, and AC and DC circuits. Primarily for physical science and engineering students. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics-B (PHYS 141 and 142) and AP Physics-C E&M. Students must also register for PHYS 104.

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Physics and Astronomy

GENERAL PHYSICS II (WITH LAB)

PHYS 126 9S1 | CRN: 20011


A calculus-based survey of E&M and optics primarily intended for bioscience and premedical students. Includes classes and lab exercises on wave and ray optics, electric field and potential, magnetic fields and induction, and DC circuits. May receive credit for only one of PHYS 102, 112, 126, AP Physics B (PHYS 141 and 142), and AP Physics-C, E&M.

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Physics and Astronomy

MODERN PHYSICS

PHYS 202 901 | CRN: 20012


An introductory course in modern physics. Topics include special relativity, early quantum theory, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, statistical physics, nuclear and particle physics. The course is descriptive in nature with emphasis on phenomena rather than on calculations.

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Psychological Sciences

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 101 901 | CRN: 20158


Survey of topics, problems, and approaches in contemporary psychology. Includes the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, attention, learning and memory, thinking, language, abnormal behavior and therapies, personality, and individual differences. Required for psychology majors.

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Psychological Sciences

INTRO TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 202 901 | CRN: 20160


Overview of topics in social psychology. Includes conformity and social influence, attitude formation and change, aggression, altruism, relationships, liking and loving, and prejudice and stereotyping, as well as applications to other disciplines (e.g. law, marketing, the workplace, etc.). Required for psychology majors.

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Sociology

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

SOCI 101 901 | CRN: 20186


Introduction to the principal concepts, theories and methods of sociology. Required (normally) for sociology majors and minors. Enrollment in section 003 of this course is reserved for new matriculants only.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

CHEM 212 9S1 | CRN: 20043


Continuation of CHEM 211 with an emphasis on aromatic compounds, reactivity and biologically relevant molecules. Either CHEM 212 or CHEM 320 may be taken as a prerequisite for higher study in chemistry, but only one of these may be taken for credit. CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together the same semester.

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Political Science

INTRO TO AMERICAN POLITICS

POLI 210 901 | CRN: 20128


This course introduces students to major topics in the subfield of American Politics, including public opinion, group politics, political parties, elections, congressional-presidential-bureaucratic politics, and judicial politics. This course helps students navigate upper division courses in American Politics and understand American government and politics.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 910 | CRN: 20869


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 911 | CRN: 20870


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 912 | CRN: 20871


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 914 | CRN: 20872


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Economics

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

ECON 100 901 | CRN: 23667


Introduction to the basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics component includes analysis of supply and demand, consumer and producer behavior, and competitive and noncompetitive market equilibria, with applications to current policy issues. Macroeconomics component provides an overview of the determination of national output, employment, interest rates, and inflation, and analyzes monetary fiscal policies and international trade. Designed for both non-majors and majors.

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Economics

MICROECONOMICS

ECON 200 901 | CRN: 23668


Intermediate level analysis of theories of household behavior, including demand for consumer goods, labor supply, and savings/investment decisions, and producer behavior including the supply of output and demands for labor, capital and other production inputs. Emphasizes individual and interactive decision making under resource constraints and discusses equilibria in competitive markets. MATH 102 may be taken concurrently with ECON 200. As much of the analysis in ECON 200 involves partial differentiation, MATH 212 is strongly recommended.

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Economics

MACROECONOMICS

ECON 203 901 | CRN: 23669


Analyzes aggregate performance of the national economy including output, inflation, interest rates, employment, the business cycle, monetary and fiscal policy, and more generally the role of government in influencing aggregate economic performance. Introduces both the traditional aggregative only approach to Macroeconomics and the more recent New Classical and New Keynesian micro-foundations approaches.

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Economics

BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

ECON 210 901 | CRN: 23673


Examines behavioral economics, which seeks to insert more behavioral realism into economic theory by incorporating into economic models insights based on empirical observations from psychology, sociology, and neuroscience. Emphasizes attempts by behavioral economists to explain anomalies that depart from the predictions of standard economic theory. Topics include temptation and self-control, fairness and reciprocity, reference dependence, bounded rationality and choice under risk and uncertainty.

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Computational & Applied Math

INTRO TO ENG COMPUTATION

CAAM 210 901 | CRN: 20582


Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization via MATLAB. Numerical methods: Newton's method in one and several dimensions. Gaussian elimination and optimization. Application to problems in science and engineering. Lectures are held Monday and Wednesdays. In a laboratory component held on Fridays, students work in small groups on computational projects led by a Rice Learning Assistant.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 908 | CRN: 24031


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Computer Science

INTRO TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS

COMP 321 901 | CRN: 20620


This course introduces computer systems from the programmer's perspective. Topics include data representation, the compilation process, and system-level programming concepts such as interrupts and concurrency. Formerly COMP 221.

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Kinesiology

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

KINE 301 901 | CRN: 20663


This course will address the fundamental principles of human physiology at the cell, tissue, organ, organ system, and organism levels. Emphasis will be placed on mechanisms of function and homeostasis as achieved through the coordinated function of homeostatic control systems.

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Art History

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

HART 263 901 | CRN: 24069


This class examines the history of both artistic and non-artistic uses of photography from its origins in the nineteenth century, across the 20th century and into the present. In so doing we will pay close attention to a number of specific thematics, from the medium's conception in the late eighteenth century, through avant-garde and institutional debates in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries concerning photography's relationship to artistic and social issues, to questions of gender, race, class, and global politics.

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Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

SPAN 141 901 | CRN: 20835


Development of interactional competence in Spanish (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Spanish. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

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Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

SPAN 141 902 | CRN: 20836


Development of interactional competence in Spanish (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Spanish. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY DISCUSSION

CHEM 213 901 | CRN: 20850


CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY DISCUSSION

CHEM 213 902 | CRN: 20851


CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY DISCUSSION

CHEM 213 903 | CRN: 20852


CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II

CHEM 214 901 | CRN: 20854


CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II

CHEM 214 902 | CRN: 20855


CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II

CHEM 214 903 | CRN: 20857


CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II

CHEM 214 904 | CRN: 20858


CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II

CHEM 214 905 | CRN: 20859


CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 901 | CRN: 20862


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 903 | CRN: 20863


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 904 | CRN: 20864


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 905 | CRN: 20865


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 906 | CRN: 20866


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 907 | CRN: 20867


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Physics and Astronomy

E & M DISCUSSION

PHYS 104 909 | CRN: 20868


Small group discussion section to extend and reinforce concepts presented in PHYS 102. Students must also register for PHYS 102.

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Statistics

PROBABILITY & STATISTICS

STAT 310 901 | CRN: 21636


Probability and the central concepts and methods of statistics including probability, random variables, distributions of random variables, expectation, sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

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Anthropology

MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 381 901 | CRN: 23640


Cultural, ecological, and biological perspectives on human health and disease throughout the world.

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Computer Science

COMPUTATIONAL THINKING

COMP 140 901 | CRN: 21880


An introduction to computational problem solving designed to give an overview of computer science using real-world problems across a broad range of disciplines. Students learn how to think about these problems and how to structure effective solutions to them using computation. No programming knowledge is required or expected; students learn how to implement their solutions in Python. If you register for fully online section, you must have a webcam and you must take the exams in person. *Final exams will not be in person in Fall 2020.*

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Kinesiology

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

HEAL 132 902 | CRN: 22544


This course introduces the student interested in medical and health professions to a large vocabulary of medical language which develops skills in understanding and remembering new words. It describes word origins, basic terms in anatomy and terms pertaining to each body system as well as pharmacology and medical equipment, and many frequently used medical terms, abbreviations and symbols.

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Kinesiology

HUMAN ANATOMY WITH LAB

KINE 300 901 | CRN: 22545


An introduction to normal human anatomy structure and function. All major body systems will be examined in both lecture and laboratory format using a variety of physical and virtual models.

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Chemistry

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

CHEM 122 9S2 | CRN: 24381


A continuation of CHEM 121. Either CHEM 122 or CHEM 152 may be taken as prerequisites for higher study in chemistry, but only one may be taken for credit. Students must also register for CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly.

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Chemistry

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

CHEM 122 9S3 | CRN: 24382


A continuation of CHEM 121. Either CHEM 122 or CHEM 152 may be taken as prerequisites for higher study in chemistry, but only one may be taken for credit. Students must also register for CHEM 124 General Chemistry Laboratory II. The course and the co-requisite lab are graded jointly.

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Computer Science

COMPUTATIONAL THINKING

COMP 140 902 | CRN: 24169


An introduction to computational problem solving designed to give an overview of computer science using real-world problems across a broad range of disciplines. Students learn how to think about these problems and how to structure effective solutions to them using computation. No programming knowledge is required or expected; students learn how to implement their solutions in Python. If you register for fully online section, you must have a webcam and you must take the exams in person. *Final exams will not be in person in Fall 2020.*

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Computer Science

INTRO TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS

COMP 321 902 | CRN: 24353


This course introduces computer systems from the programmer's perspective. Topics include data representation, the compilation process, and system-level programming concepts such as interrupts and concurrency. Formerly COMP 221.

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Computer Science

INTRO TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS

COMP 321 903 | CRN: 24354


This course introduces computer systems from the programmer's perspective. Topics include data representation, the compilation process, and system-level programming concepts such as interrupts and concurrency. Formerly COMP 221.

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Biosciences

CELL BIOLOGY

BIOS 341 9S1 | CRN: 23367


Molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic cell function. Structure, function, and biogenesis of all subcellular organelles. Cell-cell communication, cytoskeleton assembly and function, cell cycle control, and cell-cell adhesions. Emphasis will be on cytoplasmic events; molecular studies of transcription are taught in BIOS 302 and BIOS 344. RECOMMENDATION: BIOS 300 is recommended for students using advanced placement credit for BIOS 201 and students preferring additional foundational background prior to enrollment in BIOS 341.

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Biosciences

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS

BIOS 344 9S1 | CRN: 23368


Mendelian genetics, population genetics, mapping, gene expression and regulation, genetic engineering, DNA replication and recombination, human genetics, genetic disease and gene therapy.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY DISCUSSION

CHEM 213 904 | CRN: 23107


CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY DISCUSSION

CHEM 213 905 | CRN: 23113


CHEM 211 and CHEM 213 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.

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Religion

INTRO TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION

RELI 101 901 | CRN: 22650


Comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of key elements (including scripture, religious experience, ideas of the divine, religious art and practices) of two Western and two non-Western religions, of the scholarly study of religion, and of the role of religion in the contemporary world.

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Philosophy

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF DEATH?

HUMA 126 901 | CRN: 23834


This course will ask students to learn and reflect on theoretical positions on death from historical and contemporary philosophers, but will also place a heavy emphasis on developing a student’s own attitude toward death as not just a topic for theoretical and abstract discussion, but a phenomenon that they must inevitably encounter in their own lives. Thus, the philosophical material will be supplemented with poetry, film, literature, and personal essays from non-philosophers: material that will enrich their own thoughts as they try to determine the respect in which they agree or disagree with the philosophical perspectives on offer. One goal is to have the students recognize the extent to which philosophical reflection, and engaging with the humanities, can influence and deepen their perception and understanding of their lives.

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Linguistics

INTRO TO STUDY OF LANGUAGE

LING 200 901 | CRN: 23778


Overview of the scientific study of the structure and function of language. Introduces the main fields of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. Highlights the interdisciplinary relationship of linguistics with anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cognitive sciences.

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English

HOW TO READ TEXTS

ENGL 252 901 | CRN: 23714


In this course we will study a wide range of texts with a view to understanding how to read them attentively: newspaper articles, Facebook posts, tweets, poems, narratives, dramas.

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History

BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS

HIST 215 901 | CRN: 23759


Comparative survey of black people in the Americas from the late 15th century to the present examines the Atlantic slave trade, the movement toward slave emancipation in various countries, and 19th century black self-help efforts. Course also concentrates on economic and social conditions for blacks in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Computer Science

ALGORITHMIC THINKING

COMP 182 902 | CRN: 24338


Algorithms are the engines of a great majority of systems, natural and artificial alike. This course introduces algorithmic thinking as a discipline for reasoning about systems, taming their complexities, and elucidating their properties. Algorithmic techniques, along with their correctness and efficiency, will be taught through reasoning about systems of interactions, such as markets, that are ubiquitous in our highly connected world.

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Religion

RELIGION & BLACK LIVES MATTER

RELI 216 901 | CRN: 23887


This course explores the intersections of religion, politics, and social justice during the period of history marked by the emergence and activities of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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Religion

MLK AND MALCOLM X

RELI 312 901 | CRN: 23890


Although many figures played a prominent role during the Civil Rights Movement, Martin L. King, Jr. and Malcolm X made unique contributions. Their work sparked important conversation concerning the methods, goals, and consequences of struggle toward liberation. This course examines their religiosity, theological sensibilities, and the major themes which surface in their writings and public work.

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Chemistry

ORGANIC CHEM DISCUSSION II

CHEM 214 906 | CRN: 24430


CHEM 212 and CHEM 214 are co-requisites and must be taken together in the same semester.