INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
130
Institution: 
Smith College
The exploration of similarities and differences in the cultural patterning of human experience. The comparative analysis of economic, political, religious, and family structures, with examples from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania. The impact of the modern world on traditional societies. Several ethnographic films are viewed in coordination with descriptive case studies. Limited to first years and sophomores. Total enrollment of each section limited to 25. Offered both semesters each year.
Comments: 
Limited to first-years, sophomores.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30027-S15

Course Sections

INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Fernando Armstrong-Fumero farmstro@smith.edu TTh 09:00-10:20 SEELYE 206

RACE/CLASS/GENDER/SEXUALITY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Interdepartmental
Course Number: 
102
Institution: 
Smith College
This course offers an interdisciplinary, critical examination of race largely in the context of the United States. Although race is no longer held by scientists to have any essential biological reality, it has obviously played a central role in the formation of legal codes (from segregation to affirmative action), definitions of citizenship, economics (from slavery to discriminatory loan arrangements), culture (dance, fashion, literature, music, sport) and identities. Where did the concept of race come from? How has it changed over time and across space? What pressures does it continue to exert on our lives? How does it intersect with gender, sexuality, social class, religion and abilities? By bringing together faculty from a variety of programs and disciplines -- and by looking at a range of cultural texts, social studies, and historical events where racial distinctions and identities have been deployed, constructed and contested -- we hope to give the students an understanding of how and why race matters. (E)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
40030-S15

Course Sections

RACE/CLASS/GENDER/SEXUALITY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 2.0 Daphne Lamothe dlamothe@smith.edu W 07:30-09:00 SEELYE 106

GENDER/SEXUALITY/POPULAR CLTR

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Study of Women and Gender
Course Number: 
290
Institution: 
Smith College
How do popular culture texts reinforce and/or challenge social norms? How do they both reflect and construct our sexual and gendered identities, the communities we identify with, what and who we find pleasurable? This course provides an opportunity to think critically about the media around us and what makes popular culture such a tremendous source of both pleasure and displeasure. The course examines a range of popular culture texts, including television, music and new media. We focus in-depth on a set of case studies designed to introduce key concepts in feminist and queer media studies, critical media literacy and cultural studies. Prerequisite: SWG 150 or permission of the instructor. (E)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
40574-S15

Course Sections

GENDER/SEXUALITY/POPULAR CLTR
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Anna Ward award@smith.edu MW 02:40-04:00 SEELYE 106

COLQ: FROM CVL RGHTS TO IMMIGR

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
American Studies
Course Number: 
221
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course. Enrollment limited to 20. This course defines, analyzes and interrogates processes of U.S. racial formation with a particular focus on immigration, immigrant communities and the question of immigrant rights. We begin by examining both race and racism as elements in the historical process of "racialization," and proceed by positing racialization as key to understanding the political, economic, social and cultural dynamics of the United States. Our inquiry begins with World War II and its immediate aftermath, paying particular attention to struggles for civil rights, the continuity of race-based social justice movements, and the emergence of a "post-civil rights" political landscape in the United States. From there we continue through to the present day. Enrollment limited to 20.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
40875-S15

Course Sections

COLQ: FROM CVL RGHTS TO IMMIGR
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Sujani Reddy MW 02:40-04:00 SEELYE 313

WEST AFRICAN DANCE I

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Dance
Course Number: 
142
Institution: 
Smith College
This course introduces African dance, music and song as a traditional mode of expression in various African countries. It emphasizes appreciation and respect for African culture and its profound influence on American culture and art. Enrollment limited to 30.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
35655-S15

Course Sections

WEST AFRICAN DANCE I
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 2.0 Marilyn Sylla msylla@smith.edu M 07:00-10:00 BERENS 3

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Government
Course Number: 
206
Institution: 
Smith College
An analysis of the executive power in its constitutional setting and of the changing character of the executive branch.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
40974-S15

Course Sections

THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Marc Lendler mlendler@smith.edu MW 01:10-02:30 SEELYE 106

INTRO MODERN ALGEBRA

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Mathematics
Course Number: 
233
Institution: 
Smith College
An introduction to the concepts of abstract algebra, including groups, quotient groups and, if time allows, rings and fields. Prerequisites: MTH 153 and MTH 211, or permission of the instructor.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
41012-S15

Course Sections

INTRO MODERN ALGEBRA
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Julianna Tymoczko jtymoczko@smith.edu MWF 01:10-02:30 SAB-RD 220

CHEM IV:INTRO INORG & PHYS CHM

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Chemistry
Course Number: 
224
Institution: 
Smith College
This final course in the chemistry core sequence provides a foundation in the principles of physical and inorganic chemistry that are central to the study of all chemical phenomena. Topics include quantitative treatment of thermochemistry, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry and reaction kinetics. Prerequisite: CHM 111 or equivalent and MTH 111 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 16 per lab section.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lab section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30153-S15

Course Sections

CHEM IV:INTRO INORG & PHYS CHM
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 5.0 Katherine Queeney kqueeney@smith.edu MWF 08:30-09:50 MCCONN 103

Intermediate Statistics

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Statistics
Course Number: 
230
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course is an intermediate applied statistics course that builds on the statistical data analysis methods introduced in STAT 111 or STAT 135. Students will learn how to pose a statistical question, perform appropriate statistical analysis of the data, and properly interpret and communicate their results. Emphasis will be placed on the use of statistical software, data manipulation, model fitting, and assessment. Topics covered will include ethics, experimental design, parametric and nonparametric methods, resampling approaches, analysis of variance models, multiple regression, model selection, and logistic regression. Four class hours per week.


Requisite: STAT 111 or 135 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 24 students. Spring semester. Professor Liao.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
STAT-230-01-1415S

Course Sections

Intermediate Statistics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Xiaofei Wang swang@amherst.edu M 02:00PM-03:50PM; WF 02:00PM-02:50PM MERR 131; MERR 131

COLQ: COLLECTING THE PAST

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Art History
Course Number: 
292
Institution: 
Smith College
Who collects ancient art? What makes antiquities worthy of display? This colloquium focuses on contemporary debates in the field of ancient American art history. Among the topics we consider: architectural restoration, the legalities and ethics of collecting, indigenous perspectives on the display and interpretation of antiquities, and technologies for representing the past. The course consists of wide-ranging weekly readings and discussion, giving special attention to the intersection of art history and museum exhibitions. Prerequisite: one 200-level course in art history, archaeology, museum studies or the culture/history of Latin America. Not open to first year students. Group I. Enrollment limited to 18.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
40882-S15

Course Sections

COLQ: COLLECTING THE PAST
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Dana Leibsohn dleibsoh@smith.edu M 01:10-02:30; W 01:10-04:00 HILLYR 109; HILLYR 109