Honors Colloq ECON 330

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Economics
Course Number: 
330HH
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Description not available at this time
Comments: 
Open to Commonwealth Honors College Students only. Must be enrolled in ECON 330.

The goal of this colloquium is to develop clearer understanding of topics in Labor Economics through the individual and collaborative exploration of selected topics in the field. Each student will choose a topic, research and provide readings for the group, lead a class discussion, develop a research paper outline, and write a research paper through several drafts. Each student will also share with the others and comment on the work of his or her classmates. This will happen in weekly small meetings and in online discussion forums. The instructor will provide structure, feedback and individual guidance.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
33539
Schedule #: 
33580

Course Sections

Honors Colloq ECON 330
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Valerie Voorheis M W 1:25PM 2:15PM

Compiler Design

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
371
Institution: 
Amherst College

An introduction to the principles of the design of compilers, which are translators that convert programs from a source language to a target language. Some compilers take programs written in a general-purpose programming language, such as C, and produce equivalent assembly language programs. Other compilers handle specialized languages. For instance, text processors translate input text into low-level printing commands. This course examines techniques and principles that can be applied to the design of any compiler. Formal language theory (concerning regular sets and context-free grammars) is applied to solve the practical problem of analyzing source programs.


Topics include: lexical analysis, syntactic analysis (parsing), semantic analysis, translation, symbol tables, run-time environments, code generation, optimization, and error handling. Each student will design and implement a compiler for a small language. Offered in alternate years.


Requisite: COSC 112 and 161. Fall semester.  Professor L. McGeoch.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
COSC-371-01-1516F

Course Sections

Compiler Design
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Lyle McGeoch lamcgeoch@amherst.edu TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM

Politics of Place

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Political Science
Course Number: 
316
Institution: 
Amherst College

[IL] In the U.S., issues of stratification along the lines of income/wealth, spatial designation, and housing persist. These dimensions of place and space are basic components of the lived experience of many citizens. This course will explore the oftentimes disjointed perceptions and realities of poverty, neighborhoods, and housing policy in America.  We will examine some key theoretical and critical issues regarding both the existence and persistence of poverty in the U.S. We will also assess the role and significance of the physical, economic, social, political and demographic attributes of neighborhoods as key aspects of place and space in society. Finally, we will explore contemporary housing policy and the ways in which such public interventions impact and shape the relationships between poverty and place. In addition to texts such as Patillo’s Black Pickett Fences, Jargowsky’s Poverty and Place, Jackson’s Crabgrass Frontier, Sen’s Development as Freedom, and Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed, we will also assess the geography of opportunity as portrayed in such films as Winter’s Bone, Slumdog Millionaire, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Precious, and Trouble the Water.


Requisite: prior coursework in Political Science.  Limited to 15 students. Fall and spring semester.  Professor Burns.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
POSC-316-01-1516F

Course Sections

Politics of Place
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Ashley Burns aburns@amherst.edu T 02:30PM-05:00PM

TOPICS LAT AM & IBERIAN ST

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Spanish
Course Number: 
372
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course. Many Latin American filmmakers have addressed questions of human rights and national trauma. This seminar will reflect on the role of films in debates over these issues, on their importance for the preservation of memory, and also on how they impact the relationship of later generations to past traumas. Studying films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru, the course will focus on two periods: first, the 1980s and early 1990s, when many countries were overcoming repressive regimes or civil wars; and second, the years since the early 2000s, marked by the globalized ways of filmmaking in our times.
Comments: 
Topic: Human Rights, Memory and Post-Memory in Latin American Films.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
18830-F15

Course Sections

TOPICS LAT AM & IBERIAN ST
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Maria Helena Rueda mrueda@smith.edu TTh 10:30-11:50

Protein Biochm & Cell Metab

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Biochemistry
Course Number: 
311
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course is a rigorous introduction to the study of protein molecules and their role as catalysts in the cell. Topics include general principles of protein folding, protein structure-function correlation, enzyme kinetics and mechanism, carbohydrate and lipid biochemistry, and metabolic pathways (catabolic and anabolic) and their interaction and cross-regulation. Biological transformation of energy is considered in light of the principles of thermodynamics.
Comments: 
Prereq: Biological Sciences 210 and Chemistry 302 (or X.BIOL-146 for Post-baccalaureate students).; Coreq: BIOCH-311L.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
92825,93454,93522
Schedule #: 
92825

Course Sections

Protein Biochm & Cell Metab
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Vinita Lukose;Wei Chen;Laurie Lentz-Marino vlukose@mtholyoke.edu;weichen@mtholyoke.edu;lelentzm@mtholyoke.edu TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM;F 01:15PM-02:30PM ;

LEARNING & BEHAVIOR CHANGE

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Psychology
Course Number: 
224
Institution: 
Smith College
Complex behavior interpreted from a behavioral perspective, supplemented, when possible, with evolutionary and neurophysiological accounts. In the laboratory component of the course, students conduct a self-control project and experiment with instructional technology with humans. Enrollment limit of 25 students.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
20478-F15

Course Sections

LEARNING & BEHAVIOR CHANGE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 David Palmer dcpalmer@smith.edu MW 01:10-02:30

Ancient Civilizations

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
150
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
The emergence and character of the world's first civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Indus Valley, Shang China, the Olmec and Maya of Mesoamerica, and the Chavin of Peru. Topics include the Neolithic background to the rise of civilizations and theories on the rise and fall of civilizations. (Gen.Ed. HS, G)
Comments: 
Open to Connect CNS and Foundations RAP students in Kennedy Tower.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
33236

Course Sections

Ancient Civilizations
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0 Rebecca Bartusewich M W 2:30PM 3:45PM

Intro to Creative Writing

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
201
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course offers practice in writing various kinds of narrative. Assignments emphasize clarity, concision, and creativity. Exercises lead to longer work: sketches or short stories. Students hone critical as well as writing skills. Student papers are duplicated and discussed in class, along with selected works by published authors.
Comments: 
Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
93198

Course Sections

Intro to Creative Writing
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
03 4.0 Valerie Martin vmartin@mtholyoke.edu TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM

Bilingual Lit/Dig Storytelling

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Educational Studies
Course Number: 
250BL
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course examines how digital storytelling (DST) may enhance bilingual literacy. Students will assist Spanish-speaking residents in Springfield during the completion of an English-language digital storytelling workshop imparted by the Latino Youth Media Institute. Grounded in New Media Literacies and Latina/o studies, students will bring their own interests and disciplinary expertise as we evaluate and refine our experimental use of DST to promote bilingualism. Five College faculty and community partners will support our multidisciplinary and digital project. Taught mostly in English with some Spanish. Intermediate Spanish (201) is required for non Spanish majors or minors.
Comments: 
Prereq: Spanish 201.
Variable Credit Comments: 
Taught in both English and Spanish according to level of Spanish proficiency of students enrolled. Intermediate Spanish (201) is required for those who are not Spanish majors or minors.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
93407,93293
Schedule #: 
93293

Course Sections

Bilingual Lit/Dig Storytelling
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Rogelio Minana rminana@mtholyoke.edu W 07:00PM-09:50PM

Foundations of Physics Lab

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Physics
Course Number: 
100L
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Comments: 
Coreq: PHYS-100.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
93412

Course Sections

Foundations of Physics Lab
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 0.0 Maria Teresa Herd;Mark Peterson therd@mtholyoke.edu;mpeterso@mtholyoke.edu W 01:15PM-04:05PM Carr G12