ARTS 240: Beginning Photography
The fundamentals of photography including the use of the camera, composition, light and subject; developing, printing and enlarging processes studied and performed by the student. Students must have a 35mm camera or a medium-format camera that allows for total control. This course is a two track approach to image making: learning of the technical aspects of traditional black and white photographic image making, combined with the aesthetic concerns and creative problem solving issues associated with the making of high quality expressive photographs.
– Andrew Howard
BIO 106: Human Anatomy
Biology 106 is a survey course covering basic human anatomy. The course will cover the structure and function of major organ systems with an emphasis on the skeletal and muscular systems.
This course is intended for pre-health students interested in perusing nursing, physical therapy and physician’s assistant programs and students interested in connections. This course is connected to Arts 340 and Thea 140 and each student is required to do a connected project. This course is three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory exercises per week. Biology 106 counts as a related course for Biology majors.
(Previously Basic Anatomy and Physiology)
– Shari Ackerman-Morris
CHEM 198: Introductory Medical Chemistry
Introductory Medical Chemistry is a course designed for students interested in pursuing topics related to health professions and not restricted to science majors. Fundamental concepts derived from general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry will be examined in the context of the design, synthesis, and development of pharmaceutical agents. The course is open to students with a substantive background in science as well as those with minimal study but may be interested in the medical field.
– Hilary Gaudet
HIST 254: Medieval Flesh - Controversies in Religion, Sexuality and Race
The European Middle Ages was dominated by elite, white, heterosexual Christian men - and that same group has long preoccupied modern scholarly attention. This course seeks to shed light on many peoples excluded both from medieval society itself and from traditional scholarship - people of color, Muslims, pagans, the disabled, lepers, eunuchs, and gay men and women. We will adopt the body - both as concept and as lived reality - as our lens, exploring how human flesh caused and exacerbated divisions within society and judgments about "the other."
This course is connected to Religion 104 and can be taken concurrently.
PHIL 125: Logic
An introduction to categorical, propositional and predicate logic with particular emphasis on methods of discovering and proving the validity of arguments. Designed to improve students' ability to reason clearly and precisely. Analysis of logical equivalence, soundness and the relation of truth to validity.
– John Partridge
PHYS 110: Electronic Circuits
A laboratory-oriented introduction to modern electronics, which progresses from simple circuits using discrete solid-state components to those using integrated circuits common to computers and control devices. Students will gain insight into the way computers work and learn how to use microcomputers to control simple devices. No previous work in physics or electronics is required.
– Xuesheng Chen
PSY 202: Quantitative Research Methods
Surveys fundamental principles of quantitative research methodology, including both experimental and correlational methods, as well as basic issues in research ethics. This course is foundational to the departmental program of literacy in psychology and exemplifies infusion of race, ethnicity and gender perspectives into psychology. Majors in psychology and psychobiology are advised to take this course in their sophomore year if possible.
– Michael Berg
REL 104: Unprotected Texts - The Bible, Gender and Sexuality in Western and Non-Western Religious Traditions
This course will consider foundational ideas about bodies, sexuality, and gender in Bible and in other world religious traditions. Drawing upon each of their areas of expertise, Professor Brumberg-Kraus will highlight the formative roles of gender and sexual violence in ancient Hebrew Bible and New Testament texts, and Professor Darling will focus on sexuality and bodies in an array of religions around the globe. Together their different emphases and different gendered points of views will complement one another so as to present the religious constructions of gendered bodies from a comparative, cross-cultural perspective.
This course is connected to History 254 and can be taken concurrently.
– Barbara Darling-Smith
– Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus