Introduction to experimental physics through laboratory observations of a wide range of phenomena. Course covers experiments on physical measurements, linear and rotational mechanics, harmonic motion, wave motion, sound and heat, electricity and magnetism, optics, and electromagnetic waves with the mathematical analysis of physical errors associated with the experimental process. One lect., one 2-hour lab per week. Prereq., PHYS 1110; prereq. orcoreq., PHYS 1120. Approved for arts and science core curriculum: natural science.
Explores the culture of the Aztec people of Central Mexico: their subsistence, society, religion, and achievements, as well as the impact of the Aztec empire in Mesoamerica. Also reviews the clash of a non-western society with the western world with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Explores a small number of cultures in a specific sub-region of Africa from an integrated holistic viewpoint, emphasizing material adaptations, social patterns, ideas and values, and aesthetic achievements. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Emphasizes the development of effective writing skills with instruction provided in expository and analytical writing. Reviews basic elements of grammar, syntax,and composition as needed. Meets MAPS requirement for English. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Approved for arts and sciences CORE curriculum: written communication.
Develops techniques and concepts prerequisite to calculus through the study of trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, and other functions. Prereq., one and a half years of high school algebra. Students having credit for college algebra and trigonometry may not receive additional credit for MATH 1150. Students with credit for college algebra receive only 2 additional hours of credit for MATH 1150. Similar to MATH 1000, 1010, 1020, 1011, 1021, 1030, and 1040. Meets MAPS requirement for mathematics. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: quantitative reasoning and mathematical skills.
Covers biologically important macromolecules and biological processes, together with an introduction to cell structure, function, and physiology. Provides the foundation for advanced MCDB courses to majors, and a rigorous overview of modern biology to nonmajors. MCDB 1151 must be taken concurrently by MCDB and biochemistry majors and prehealth science students. Prereq., high school chemistry and algebra. Coreq., MCDB 1151 for majors. Credit not granted for this course and MCDB 1111. Meets MAPS requirement for natural sciences: lab. Approved for arts and science core curriculum: natural science.
For students in Physics Plan 3 teaching track only. Students complete another full set of PHYS 1140 experiments (seven different labs from those previously completed). Registration by special arrangements with the Department of Physics. Prereqs., PHYS 1110 and 1120. Same as PHYS 1140.
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.
Offers one two-hour lab per week designed to acquaint students with research techniques and concepts in molecular and cellular biology. Topics include cell structure, function, physiology, and recombinant DNA. MCDB 1150 must be taken concurrently. Credit not granted for this course and MCDB 1111. Meets MAPS requirement for natural sciences: lab. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
Uses problem solving and other interactive group work to aid student learning in co-requisite course MCDB 1150. Students will work in small groups on learning and practicing how to solve difficult conceptual problems, as well as using hands-on activities and concept mapping to help learn content. Coreq., MCDB 1150.
Emphasizes the origin of the Egyptian culture, its importance, and its impact on other cultures. In addition, the different points of view of various scholars are discussed with a comparative study of the ancient Egyptian culture and modern culture of Egypt and the Middle East. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Provides laboratory experience working on a bacteriophage genomics research project. Students will study novel bacteriophage they isolate from the environment. Topics covered include phage biology, bacteria and phage culturing and amplification, DNA isolation, restriction digest analysis, agarose gel electrophorosis, and electron microscopy. Coreq., MCDB 1150 or successful completion of 2 semesters of General Biology AP credit.
Uses films and written texts to explore the concepts of culture and gender, as well as ethnicity and race. By looking at gender, ethnicity, and race cross-culturally, students will know how these concepts are constructed in their own society, as well as in others. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Introduces techniques and concepts of photography as art. Emphasizes photography as a means to formal and expressive ends. Students must have an adjustable camera. Credit not granted for this course and ARTS 2171.
Explores important milestones in the development of human societies and cultures that live from the sea. Emphasizes the evolution of maritime adaptations associated with fishing and seafaring from more than 10,000 years ago through the present. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: historical context.
Examines origins of the world's first civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indus Valley, Mesoamerica, and the Andes. Covers archaeology of ancient cities, trade, economy, politics, warfare, religion, and ideology. Seeks insights into general processes of cultural evolution. Approved for arts and sciences CORE curriculum: historical context.
Introduces techniques of fiction and poetry. Student work is scrutinized by the instructor and may be discussed in a workshop atmosphere with other students. May not be taken concurrently with ENGL 2021 or 2051. May not be repeated. Not open to graduate students.
Compares contemporary sociopolitical systems across cultures, from non-Western tribal groups to modern states. Introduces students to anthropological approaches for understanding and analyzing political forces, processes, and institutions that affect cultures such as colonialism, warfare, violence,ethnicity, migration, and globalization. Approved for arts and sciences CORE curriculum: contemporary societies.
Examines principles of modern astronomy for nonscience majors, summarizing our present knowledge about the Sun, stars, neutron stars, black holes, interstellar gas, galaxies, quasars, and the structure and origins of the universe. Offers opportunities to attend nighttime observation sessions at Sommers-Bausch Observatory. Formerly ASTR 1120. Similar to ASTR 1020, without sequence link to ASTR 1010 or recitation. Also similar to ASTR 1040. Students may receive credit for only one of ASTR 1200, 1120, 1020, or 1040. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
Introduces various styles of movement unique to jazz dance. Students learn fundamental technical dance skills as well as specific jazz vocabulary. Designed for students with little or no dance experience. May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours.
Covers the most important works of medieval literature, in English translation. Among the texts studied are the Nibelungenlied, the Song of Roland, and Arthurian romances, including the stories of Lancelot and Guinevere and Tristan and Isolde. Offers a general introduction for nonmajors to medieval literature and society. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences CORE curriculum: literature and the arts.
Introduces philosophical thought through critical analysis of our own society, its institutions, and principles. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context or ideals and values.
The aim of this course is to develop the basic skills, techniques and processes of painting with an understanding of basic colour principles. This integration of paint application and colour principle will develop awareness that painting and colour are used, not only as mediums for representation, but also as mediums for expressive purposes. Demonstrations, lectures, group and individual critiques will be given throughout the course. Prereqs., ARTS 1010, 1020, and 1030.