Five College Consortium

SPECIAL STUDIES

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Music
Course Number: 
400
Institution: 
Smith College
In the history of Western music, world music, composition and digital music, or music theory and analysis. For juniors and seniors, by permission of the department.
Comments: 
Permission Instructor/Chair. Not open to first-years
Variable Credit Comments: 
1 to 4 credits
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
34947-S16

Course Sections

SPECIAL STUDIES
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
0 0.0

Theravada Buddhism

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Religion
Course Number: 
253
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as RELI 253 and ASLC 253 [SA].) This course introduces the history and civilization of Theravada Buddhism. The Theravada (the “Doctrine of the Elders”) is the dominant form of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar (Burma); in recent decades it has also found a following in other regions in Asia and the west. We will trace the Theravada’s origins as one of the earliest sectarian movements in India to its success and prestige as a religious civilization bridging South and Southeast Asia. We will also consider this tradition’s encounter with modernity and its various adaptations and responses to challenges in the contemporary world. No previous background in Buddhism is required.


Spring semester. Professor M. Heim.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
RELI-253-01,ASLC-253-01
Schedule #: 
RELI-253-01-1516S

Course Sections

Theravada Buddhism
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Maria Heim mrheim@amherst.edu TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM FROS 211

Angle of Ascent: Robert Hayden

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Interdisciplinary Arts
Course Number: 
0305
Institution: 
Hampshire College
Although he published relatively little in his lifetime, Robert Hayden is widely considered a leading figure in African-American poetry. In this advanced level craft seminar, poets will perform close readings of Hayden's poems as well as those of his predecessors (Auden, Hughes, Yeats) and progeny (Komunyakaa, Wright, Hayes), always with an eye toward "stealing" techniques that may enhance our own work. Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least one poetry workshop prior to enrolling in this course.
Comments: 
Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research In this course, students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. This time includes reading, writing, and research.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
319798

Course Sections

Angle of Ascent: Robert Hayden
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 John Murillo jsmIA@hampshire.edu 06:00PM-09:00PM TH Emily Dickinson Hall 4

Hip Hop Education

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Critical Social Inquiry
Course Number: 
0134
Institution: 
Hampshire College
Our educational present is partially defined by the rise of hip hop-based education (HHBE) as a theory, method, and practice for re-engaging young people with school-based learning and shaping the next generation of activists and intellectuals, especially in urban schools with Black and Latino youth. However, there is clear lack of consensus on the purposes and efficacy of HHBE. Taking an expansive approach to HHBE to include spoken word and performance pedagogies, this course will explore the politics of liberation at the core of this educational movement to re-humanize educational theory and practice. Guiding questions include- How is HHBE being incorporated into traditional subjects such as mathematics, science, English, and social studies? Is HHBE a successful strategy for reaching students who are written off as unteachable? Do spoken word pedagogies offer a blueprint for freedom for incarcerated youth? As HHBE moves from the margins to the center of education discourse, how does its purpose and practice change?
Comments: 
Culture, Humanities, and Languages Power, Community and Social Justice Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
319827

Course Sections

Hip Hop Education
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Chike McLoyd cmCSI@hampshire.edu 10:30AM-11:50AM M,W Franklin Patterson Hall 104

Seminar in Ecology

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
434
Institution: 
Amherst College

Most animals on Earth obtain their energy from green plants, and, thus, it is not surprising that interactions between plants and animals have played a prominent role in our current understanding of how ecological processes such as predation, parasitism, and mutualism shape evolutionary patterns in plants and animals.  The main topics that we will discuss in this seminar include pollination, fruit and seed dispersal, deception, herbivory, and phytocarnivory, considering both ecological and evolutionary perspectives.  We will also examine the biodiversity consequences of the loss of these associations via human-induced environmental change.  Class readings emphasize the relevant primary literature.  Students will have the opportunity to lead discussion and present independent literature research in both oral and written format.  Three classroom hours per week.


Requisite: One of the following Biology courses: BIOL 201, 211, 230, 280/1, 320/1, or instructor permission. Limited to 15 students. Not open to first-year students. Spring semester. Professor Temeles.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
BIOL-434-01-1516S

Course Sections

Seminar in Ecology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Ethan Temeles ejtemeles@amherst.edu T 02:30PM-05:30PM MCLS 428

Special Topics

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
490
Institution: 
Amherst College

Independent reading.


Fall and spring semesters.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
HIST-490-01-1516S

Course Sections

Special Topics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 The Department

Film Melodrama and Horror

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Film Studies
Course Number: 
320MH
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
An examination of classic and contemporary works in two important film genres, melodrama and horror. Topics of particular interest: affinities as well as contrasts between genres; feminist analyses and uses of genre; normative and alternative representations of sexualities; genre and the representations of race; spectatorship and the production of affect - tears and screams - by these genres. Extensive readings in film studies and cultural theory. Directors may include Almodóvar, Cronenberg, Curtiz, DePalma, Hitchcock, Kent, Lee, Onwurah, Polanski, Ray, Romero, Sirk, Vidor, and Whale.
Comments: 
Prereq: 4 credits in Film Studies and 4 credits in English or permission of instructor.
Variable Credit Comments: 
enrollment may be limited
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
95156,94926
Schedule #: 
94926

Course Sections

Film Melodrama and Horror
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Elizabeth Young eyoung@mtholyoke.edu W 01:15PM-04:05PM;M 07:00PM-10:00PM Shattuck Hall 203;Shattuck Hall 216

Intro: Organisms Develop Lab

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Biological Sciences
Course Number: 
200L
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Comments: 
Coreq: BIOL-200.
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 #: 
96594

Course Sections

Intro: Organisms Develop Lab
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
09 0.0 Jennifer Atkins;Louise Grosslein;Rachel Fink jatkins@mtholyoke.edu;grosslei@mtholyoke.edu;rfink@mtholyoke.edu W 01:15PM-04:05PM Clapp Laboratory 103

WWII IN EAST ASIA: HIST & MEMO

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
217
Institution: 
Smith College
Examination of the factors leading to the war in Asia, the nature of the conflict and the legacy of the war for all those involved. Topics include Japan's seizure of Korea, the invasion of China, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the war in the Pacific, the racial dimensions of the Japanese empire, the comfort women, biological warfare, the dropping of the atomic bombs and the complicated relationship between history and memory.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
41481-S16

Course Sections

WWII IN EAST ASIA: HIST & MEMO
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Marnie Anderson msanders@smith.edu MWF 11:00-12:10 BASS 203

MICROBIOLOGY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
204
Institution: 
Smith College
This course examines bacterial morphology, growth, biochemistry, genetics and methods of controlling bacterial activities. Emphasis is on bacterial physiology and the role of the prokaryotes in their natural habitats. The course also covers viral life cycles and diseases caused by viruses. Prerequisites: BIO 150 and CHM 111 or equivalent advanced placement courses. Laboratory (BIO 205) must be taken concurrently.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30104-S16

Course Sections

MICROBIOLOGY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Christine White-Ziegler cwhitezi@smith.edu MWF 09:00-10:20 SAB-RD 220