SPECIAL STUDIES

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Engineering
Course Number: 
400
Institution: 
Smith College
Available to sophomore students with permission of their major adviser and engineering department
Comments: 
Permission Instructor/Chair. Not open to first-years
Variable Credit Comments: 
1 to 4 credits
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
14528-F14

Course Sections

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

ADVANCED GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Chemistry
Course Number: 
118
Institution: 
Smith College
This course is designed for students with a very strong background in chemistry. The elementary theories of stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding, structure, energetics and reactions will be quickly reviewed. The major portions of the course will involve a detailed analysis of atomic theory and bonding from an orbital concept, an examination of the concepts behind thermodynamic arguments in chemical systems, and an investigation of chemical reactions and kinetics. The laboratory deals with synthesis, physical properties, and kinetics. The course is designed to prepare students for CHM 222/223 and to replace both CHM 111 and 224. A student who passes 118 cannot take either 111 or 224. Enrollment limited to 32.
Linked Course: 
Y
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lecture section.
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
15279-F14

Course Sections

ADVANCED GENERAL CHEMISTRY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
L01 0.0 Joseph Yeager jyeager@smith.edu M 01:10-04:00 FORD 226

Independent Study W/ Practicum

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Biological Sciences
Course Number: 
295P
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Comments: 
Instructor Permission Required.
Variable Credit Comments: 
1.00-4.00 credits
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
89724

Course Sections

Independent Study W/ Practicum
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 0.0 Jeffrey Knight jknight@mtholyoke.edu

INVERT PALEONT & HIST OF LIFE

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Geosciences
Course Number: 
231
Institution: 
Smith College
A study of the major groups of fossil invertebrates including their phylogenetic relationships, paleoecology, and the importance of fossils in biostratigraphy. Special topics include speciation, functional adaptations, paleoenvironments, the origin of life, the record of mass extinctions and originations, and how life has changed through time. At least one weekend field trip. Prerequisite: 101 and 102, or 108, or FYS 103, or 102 with any other GEO 100 level course. 102 can be taken concurrently; open without prerequisite to majors in the biological sciences. Enrollment limited to 25 students.
Linked Course: 
Y
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lecture section.
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
20561-F14

Course Sections

INVERT PALEONT & HIST OF LIFE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
L02 0.0 Sara Pruss spruss@smith.edu W 01:10-04:00 SAB-RD 103

GENETICS,EVOLUTION & MOLECULAR

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
152
Institution: 
Smith College
Students in this course will achieve a basic knowledge of genetics, genomics and evolution. Principles to be covered include Central Dogma, genetics and genomics, molecular techniques, eukaryotic cell cycle, eukaryotic genomics, transmission genetics, population genetics, speciation and macroevolution. These principles will be illustrated using four central themes: 1) HIV and AIDS; 2) The making of a fly; 3) A matter of taste; 4) Origin of Species. In addition to lectures, each student will participate in discussion sections that will focus on reading primary literature and mastering genetics problems. Laboratory (BIO 153) is recommended but not required.
Linked Course: 
Y
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Discussion section.
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
17122-F14

Course Sections

GENETICS,EVOLUTION & MOLECULAR
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Robert Merritt rmerritt@science.smith.edu TTh 09:00-10:20

PHYS CONDIT: PILATES MAT TRAIN

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Exercise and Sport Studies
Course Number: 
945
Institution: 
Smith College
Sectioned course. A course designed to teach the mat exercises of Joseph Pilates. These exercises are designed to increase core strength, increase joint mobility and stability, and increase muscle tone and flexibility. By the end of this course the student will be able to develop and maintain their own Pilates matwork program. Enrollment limited to 25.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
17584-F14

Course Sections

PHYS CONDIT: PILATES MAT TRAIN
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
09 1.0 Jean Hoffman jhoffman@smith.edu MTh 11:00-11:50 AINSWO 151

CHEMISTRY I: GENERAL

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Chemistry
Course Number: 
111
Institution: 
Smith College
The first semester of our core chemistry curriculum introduces the language(s) of chemistry and explores atoms, molecules and their reactions. Topics covered include electronic structures of atoms, structure shape and properties of molecules; reactions and stoichiometry. Enrollment limited to 16 per lab section.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
19752-F14

Course Sections

CHEMISTRY I: GENERAL
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
L13 0.0 F 01:10-04:00 FORD 326

SEM: INEQUALITY IN HIGH ED

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Sociology
Course Number: 
317
Institution: 
Smith College
This course will apply a sociological lens to understanding inequality in American higher education. We will examine how the conflicting purposes of higher education have led to a highly stratified system of colleges and universities. We will also address the question of how student's social class, race, ethnicity, and gender affect their chances of successfully navigating this stratified system of higher education. Finally, we will examine selected public policies aimed at minimizing inequality in student's access to and success in college. Prerequisites: SOC 101 and permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 12.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
19881-F14

Course Sections

SEM: INEQUALITY IN HIGH ED
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Tina Wildhagen twildhag@smith.edu T 03:00-04:50

INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Physics
Course Number: 
117
Institution: 
Smith College
The concepts and relations (force, energy, and momentum) describing physical interactions and the changes in motion they produce, along with applications to the physical and life sciences. Lab experiments, lectures, and problem solving activities are interwoven into each class. Discussion sections offer additional help with mathematics, data analysis, and problem solving. This course satisfies medical school and engineering requirements for an introductory physics I course with labs. Prerequisite: one semester introductory calculus course covering the basic principles and methods of integration and differentiation (MTH 111 or equivalent). In the spring semester, first-year students will have the first opportunity to enroll. Students will be enrolled in the following priority order: first-years, then second-years, then juniors, then seniors. Sections are capped at 28.
Linked Course: 
Y
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lecture section.
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
19924-F14

Course Sections

INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
D01 0.0 Gary Felder gfelder@smith.edu T 04:00-04:50 SAB-RD 305

FOUNDATIONS OF COLLEGE COACHIN

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Exercise and Sport Studies
Course Number: 
500
Institution: 
Smith College
An introduction to the principles of successful coaching at a U.S. College. This course introduces students to the basics of coaching, covering a variety of subjects including coaching philosophy, principles of teaching, physical training, motion analysis, management and administration of teams, NCAA regulations, and recruiting. This is an introductory course and is designed to orient the student to the basics of coaching. This course prepares the student for more in-depth courses in such areas as biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor learning. Students who complete this course also receive ASEP accreditation.
Comments: 
, Limited to graduate students
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
20209-F14

Course Sections

FOUNDATIONS OF COLLEGE COACHIN
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 2.0 Timothy Bacon tbacon@smith.edu TThF 09:00-10:50