Five College Consortium

World Politics

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Politics
Course Number: 
116
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course is a survey of contending approaches to the study of conflict and cooperation in world politics. Examines key concepts--including balance of power, imperialism, collective security, deterrence, and interdependence--with historical examples ranging from the Peloponnesian War to the post-cold war world. Analyzes the emerging world order.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
99092

Course Sections

World Politics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Andrew Reiter areiter@mtholyoke.edu TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Cleveland 001L

Ind. Perform. Study: Guitar

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Music
Course Number: 
151Q
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Performance study - individual instruction.
Comments: 
Prereq: MUSIC-100 or MUSIC-131.
Variable Credit Comments: 
enrollment is limited according to teacher availability. Lesson fee - see Tuition and Fees in catalog. No refund of fee after 10th academic day of class.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
99215

Course Sections

Ind. Perform. Study: Guitar
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 2.0 Malgorzata Lach mlach@mtholyoke.edu

Chorale

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Music
Course Number: 
193
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
With varied repertoire, an intermediate-level women's choir providing excellent vocal training, occasional solo opportunities, and a structured sight-singing curriculum. Performs on and off campus, sometimes with men's choruses and orchestra. Previous ensemble experience is helpful, though not a prerequisite.
Comments: 
Prereq: enrollment is by audition only or previous participation in the ensemble.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
99232

Course Sections

Chorale
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 1.0 Stephanie Council scouncil@mtholyoke.edu M 07:15PM-09:30PM;W 04:15PM-05:45PM Pratt Memorial Music Bldg AUD;Pratt Memorial Music Bldg AUD

Elementary Spanish I

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Language Study
Course Number: 
0101
Institution: 
Hampshire College
This course is designed for students with no background in Spanish. Students are introduced to basic grammatical structures including present, past and future (ir + a + infinitive tenses) and by the end of the semester should be able to communicate in verbal and written forms about personal information, daily activities, future plans and past experiences. All four skill areas (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are practiced through activities that are based on real-life situations and the students' experiences. Attendance and participation count for seventy percent of the requirement for credit/evaluation.
Comments: 
Multiple Cultural Perspectives Culture, Humanities, and Languages Multiple Cultural Perspectives This class is taught by faculty from the International Language Institute of Massachusetts in Northampton (www.ili.edu). For more information regarding placement in this course, please contact Samira Artur, samira@ili.edu. In this course, 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 #: 
322843

Course Sections

Elementary Spanish I
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Samira Artur saLS@hampshire.edu 04:00PM-06:20PM M;04:00PM-06:20PM W Franklin Patterson Hall 103;Franklin Patterson Hall 103

Intermed.: Ecological Design

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Architecture
Course Number: 
225EC
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This studio/lecture course explores the ecology of nature's architecture and human-built environments as we "study our living place", and let the ecology of place guide design. Students will closely observe and analyze individual and collective environments and landscapes, case-study examples, ecosystems, wildlife, habitats, and human spaces of form and function. Students will utilize whole-systems thinking, knowledge of environmental issues, Earth elements and the biosphere to better understand and creatively build resilient, environmentally responsible design plans. This interdisciplinary course will be active with literature, group discussions, individual and group work/presentations; and will include outdoor, creative and hands-on activities. Students will expand as ecological designers through weekly journals, visual exercises/sketching, mapping, palette and site-design challenges and projects.
Variable Credit Comments: 
Students enrolled in this course will be responsible for materials cost and possible field trip transportation.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
99317

Course Sections

Intermed.: Ecological Design
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jennie Bergeron berge22j@mtholyoke.edu MW 09:20AM-11:50AM Art 220

Intro to Arch Studies

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Architectural Studies
Course Number: 
102
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as ARCH 102 and ARHA 158) This course is an introduction to the many facets of architectural studies: the history, theory, and design of buildings, landscapes, and sites. We will survey the history of architecture from the earliest human dwellings to the present and expose students to diverse aspects of architectural theory, while also introducing the basic analytical skills of architectural representation. Starting with the earliest forms of human habitation and ending with issues of contemporary residences, we will study the style, purpose, and historical context of buildings, landscapes, and planning, including questions of climate change. We will conclude by considering the college campus as a place of habitation. Students will develop their skills of speaking and writing about architecture, while also learning basic design skills: the sketch, map, plan, elevation, materials study, landscape setting, and site. Design projects are based on effort and realization, not on proficiency. Two meetings a week, one in seminar format, and one in studio format.


Priority given to Architectural Studies majors and first-year students. Spring semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Carey and Five College Professor Davis.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
ARHA-158-01,ARCH-102-01
Schedule #: 
ARCH-102-01-1617S

Course Sections

Intro to Arch Studies
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Dwight Carey, Michael Davis dcarey@amherst.edu; mdavis@amherst.edu TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM; TH 11:30AM-01:30PM FAYE 117

Business Policy and Strategy

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Management
Course Number: 
494BI
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course is designed to be highly integrative in that students use knowledge and tools from all functional areas of business to develop a "whole organization" perspective. In addition, they integrate by examining these functions within the context of business and societal environments, such as the competitive, political/legal, socio-cultural, technological, and economic. Furthermore, they integrate and further develop general education knowledge and skills, such as written and oral communications in each course assignment. Finally, the course includes a highly sophisticated online Capstone Simulation "game" whereby students (in teams of four) put their knowledge and skills obtained in all UMass courses and even life experiences into practice by operating a company over an 8-year period and competing with other firms (other teams of students). Students conduct professional business meetings, make professional presentations, and prepare strategic plans for their "simulated" companies. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BBA-Acctg, BBA-Finan, BBA-OpInfo, BBA-Mgt, and BBA-Mktg majors.
Comments: 
Sr Isenberg BBA mjrs only
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
16123

Course Sections

Business Policy and Strategy
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Michael Wilson TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM

Principles of Geology

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Geology
Course Number: 
111
Institution: 
Amherst College

As the science that considers the origin and evolution of the earth, Geology provides students with an understanding of what is known about the earth and how we know it, how the earth “works” and why we think it behaves as it does. In particular this course focuses upon the earth as an evolving and dynamic system where change is driven by energy generated within the earth. Concepts to be covered are: the structure of the earth’s interior, isostasy, deep time, the origin and nature of the magnetic field, plate tectonics, the origin and evolution of mountain belts, and ocean basins and the growth of the continents over time. In this context, GEOL 111  considers a diverse range of topics such as the Appalachian mountain belt, the Hawaiian Islands, Yellowstone Park, the consequences of seismicity, faulting, meteorite impact, and volcanism on the earth’s inhabitants, and the sources and limitations of mineral and energy resources. This is a science course designed for all students of the College. Three hours of class and two hours of lab in which the student gains direct experience in the science through field trips, demonstrations, and projects.


Limited to 60 students with 20 students per lab. Fall and spring semesters. Professors Crowley and Jones.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
GEOL-111-01-1617S

Course Sections

Principles of Geology
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Peter Crowley pdcrowley@amherst.edu MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM BEBU 107

Independent Study

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Physics
Course Number: 
395
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Variable Credit Comments: 
1.00-8.00 credits.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
99527

Course Sections

Independent Study
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 0.0 Alexi Arango aarango@mtholyoke.edu

Disabling Institutions

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Political Science
Course Number: 
302
Institution: 
Amherst College

[IL] This course will consider how institutions, often contrary to their intended purposes, serve to disable individuals and limit their life potential. We will examine a variety of institutions, including state bureaucracies, facilities designed to house people with mental and physical conditions, schools, and prisons. We will also consider a range of disablements, resulting from visible and invisible disabilities as well as gender, sexuality, race and class-based discrimination. We will explore how institutions might be redesigned to less rigidly enforce normalcy and to enable the political participation of individuals who currently experience social exclusion. 


Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Professor Bumiller.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
POSC-302-01-1617S

Course Sections

Disabling Institutions
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Kristin Bumiller kbumiller@amherst.edu TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM WEBS 102