SPECIAL STUDIES

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Italian Language & Literature
Course Number: 
400
Institution: 
Smith College
For qualified juniors and senior majors only. Admission by permission of the instructor and the chair.
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 #: 
16729-F15

Course Sections

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

Computer Systems I Lab

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
161L
Institution: 
Amherst College
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
COSC-161L-01-1516F

Course Sections

Computer Systems I Lab
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 0.0 Scott Kaplan sfkaplan@amherst.edu F 09:00AM-09:50AM

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

Europe in Transition

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
124
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as HIST 124 [EUP] and EUST 124.)  Europe in Transition provides an introduction to the momentous transformations that Europe underwent during the early modern period. From the post-Black Death turmoil in the fourteenth century to the impending crisis of the Old Order in the eighteenth century, Europe experienced multiple upheavals that continue to shape our modern lives. Through the recorded experiences of contemporaries and the debates and syntheses of historians, this course examines how conscious revivals of imagined ancient traditions gave way to assertions of contemporary greatness; how an urge to purify and reform religious life brought about an irreversible schism, fraternal strife, and tolerance; how the resulting social disruptions required innovative forms of consent, control and governance; how expanding horizons and commercial practices intensified exchange and exploitation; how new discoveries required new modes of inquiry and knowledge-making; how these changes led to a striking self-confidence in their own ideas of man, society and history; whereby Europe would seek to mold the world in its own image. Two class meetings per week.


Not open to first-year students. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Cho.


 

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-124-01,EUST-124-01
Schedule #: 
HIST-124-01-1516F

Course Sections

Europe in Transition
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Jun Hee Cho jcho@amherst.edu MW 12:30PM-01:50PM

Japan's Empire in Asia

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
370
Institution: 
Amherst College

(Offered as History 370 [AS] and ASLC 370 [J].) Japan emerged as the only non-Western multi-ethnic empire in the second half of the nineteenth century.  Comparing that empire to others across the globe, this course will consider how Japanese imperialism facilitated the complex circulation of goods, ideas, people and practices in modern Asia.  We will ask how that complex circulation shaped Japan, as well as the colonial modernities of Taiwan, Korea, and Manchuria.  Topics will include the formation of a regional imperial order in Asia, colony and metropole relations, gender and imperialism, regional migration, empire and total war, decolonization, and history and memory. Requirements include short response papers and topical essays.  Two class meetings per week.


Fall semester.  Professor Maxey.


 

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-370-01,ASLC-370-01
Schedule #: 
HIST-370-01-1516F

Course Sections

Japan's Empire in Asia
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Trent Maxey tmaxey@amherst.edu MW 02:00PM-03:20PM

Computer Systems I

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
161
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course will provide an introduction to computer systems, stressing how computers work. Beginning with Boolean logic and the design of combinational and sequential circuits, the course will discuss the design of computer hardware components, microprocessing and the interpretation of machine instructions, assembly languages, and basic machine architecture. The course will also introduce operating systems topics, basic memory management, and topics in network communication. Projects will include the design of digital circuits and the simulation of operating system and network processes.


This course has no requisite and no programming experience is required. Fall semester. Professor Kaplan.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
COSC-161-02-1516F

Course Sections

Computer Systems I
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0 Scott Kaplan sfkaplan@amherst.edu MW 11:00AM-11:50AM

FYS-Social Activism & Activism

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Labor Studies
Course Number: 
191LABOR1
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Comments: 
Open to first-year SBS students (include direct admits to all SBS majors and Exploratory Track SBS students)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
40714

Course Sections

FYS-Social Activism & Activism
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 1.0 Emilie Slater W 10:10AM 11:00AM

The Science Of Food

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Food Science
Course Number: 
150
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Biological and chemical principles underlying the maintenance of food quality during the period after harvest to consumption. Topics include chemical, enzymic, physical, and biological deterioration; implications and prevention; food toxicology. (Gen.Ed. BS)
Comments: 
Seats reserved for Freshmen and UMCCC.
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 #: 
36955

Course Sections

The Science Of Food
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Ronald Labbe;Lynne McLandsborough;Yeonhwa Park M W 12:20PM 1:10PM

Ideas That Change the World

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Honors College
Course Number: 
201H
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
In this seminar, students will examine texts and works of art that have profoundly shaped the world we live in. The course is divided into four units: Models of Inquiry; the Impact of Science and Technology; Social Philosophy and Civic Engagement; and Art in the World. The course is supplemented with several plenary lectures by distinguished honors faculty speakers.
Comments: 
This course is open to Commonwealth Honors College first year students in the BioTAP Honors Learning Community, the Engin Honors Learning Community, and the Science and Math Honors Learning Community (Sycamore) only
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
36833

Course Sections

Ideas That Change the World
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
32 4.0 Brion Dulac TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM

Fantasy & World Lit

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Comparative Literature
Course Number: 
233
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Beginning with Shakespeare's Tempest, an exploration of fantasies as escape into strange realms where time and space are not our own. Explorations of fantastic voyages to learn about human desires and dreams, and the history they are grounded in. Interdisciplinary approach; historical, psychological, and formal study of fantasy literature. (Gen.Ed. AL)
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 #: 
30691

Course Sections

Fantasy & World Lit
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 James Hicks TU TH 1:00PM 1:50PM