Explores the issue of human diversity by examining how languages vary around the world. Outlines historical, geographic, and typological classifications of languages across human societies, and the criteria used by linguists for grouping them into language families. Theorizes the relationship between linguistic and cognitive diversity, and considers the impact of language death on humanity. No formal training in linguistics is required. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Introduces several philosophical texts and doctrines of 17th and 18th century Europe. Gives special attention to the connection between philosophical ideas and the wider historical milieu--social, political, and literary. PHIL 1010 and 1020 may be taken in either order. Approved for GT-AH3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: historical context.
Intended primarily for nonscientists, this course is a continuation of PHYS 1010. Includes electrical power generation and distribution, electrical motors, radio, television, computers, copiers, lasers, fluorescent lights, cameras, and medical imaging. Prereqs., PHYS 1010 and high school algebra. Approved for GT-SC1. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: quantitative reasoning and mathematical skills or natural science.
Provides a thorough introduction to colloquial forms of Tibetan. This course continues the development of vocabulary and grammar begun in Tibetan I and expands the range of conversation topics. While students focus on oral and aural skills, they begin to learn to read and write modern Tibetan to produce an overall knowledge of the language. Prereq., TBTN 1010 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
Lect. and lab. For students with no high school chemistry or a very weak chemistry background. Remedies a deficiency in natural science MAPS requirements and prepares students for CHEM 1113/1114. No credit given to chemistry or biochemistry majors for CHEM 1021 if students already have credit in any college-level chemistry course numbered 1113/1114 (formerly 1111) or higher. Prereq., one year high school algebra or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1011. Approved for GT-SC1. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
Covers trigonometric functions, identities, solutions of triangles, addition and multiple angle formulas, inverse and trigonometric functions, and laws of sines and cosines. Credit not granted for this course and MATH 1150, 1030 or 1040. Prereqs., MATH 1011 or 1020 or 1 1/2 years of high school algebra and 1 year of high school geometry.
An examination of race and minority problems in U.S. society, including the psychological, social, and cultural sources of prejudice and discrimination. Approved for GT-SS3. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context.
Explores current ethical and policy issues in U.S. health and medical practices. Includes such issues as alcohol and drug abuse, organ transplants and substitutes, genetic engineering, contraception, abortion, occupational safety and health, and euthanasia. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.
Introduces critical terms, issues, and questions that inform the discipline of American Indian Studies. Examines "historical silences" and highlights how American Indian scholars, poets, and filmmakers use their work to address/redress historical subjects, and represent their Native communities. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Examines the various factors that define minority groups and their positions in American society using Asian Americans as a case study. Emphasizes the perspectives and methodologies of the discipline of ethnic studies. Formerly AAST 1015. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies or human diversity.
Surveys social, economic, political, and cultural development of the United States from the close of the American Civil War to the present. Also available through correspondence study. Approved for GT-HI1. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general or U.S. history. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context.
Explores dance's relationship to broad cultural realities such as food getting, sexuality, rites of passage, work, and religion. Topics are explored by looking at several different cultural groups and how their dance functions in relation to the specific topic. (For example, dance as a function of religion could be studied through explorations into Afro-Cuban orisha dances, Bharata Natyam, and Hopi Ghost dancing.) Formerly DNCE 1029. Approved for GT-AH1. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.