Five College Consortium

COMM BASED LRNG: ETHICS & PRAC

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Cmnty Engmnt & Soc Change Conc
Course Number: 
120
Institution: 
Smith College
Service learning, civic engagement, community-based research and community service have become familiar terms for describing forms of community-based learning (CBL) in higher education. Theorists and practitioners continue to debate how to bring community issues into the classroom and how best to bring students into the neighborhoods surrounding their colleges and universities. This course considers these issues through exposure to both the literature of community engagement and the experiences of those who practice its different forms. CCX 120 serves as a gateway course for the Community Engagement and Social Change concentration. As such, one of the primary purposes of the course is to give students exposure to the varied opportunities available at the college for engaging with communities. Specifically, the course focuses on volunteer opportunities, course-based engagement and examples of community-based research. Within and across these different approaches, we identify and explore
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30013-S18

Globalization in Africa

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Political Science
Course Number: 
240
Institution: 
Amherst College
[IL] This course will explore contemporary globalization in Sub-Saharan Africa and its effects on political change. Departing from the macro-perspective of Africa's marginalized role in the global economy, this course will focus on the ways that international forces and new technologies are affecting citizens and countries on the continent. Through country case studies and reviews of current events in Africa, the course will explore a diverse set of topics including technological change and development, immigration, art and culture, foreign aid, and China's role in Africa. The course will attempt to highlight the new opportunities for citizens as well as the challenges that remain for African countries in the globalized world.Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Visiting Assistant Professor Dendere.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
POSC-240-01-1718S

Independent Study

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Music
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 #: 
104095

CULTURAL DANCE FORMS: FLAMENCO

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Dance
Course Number: 
142
Institution: 
Smith College
Combined enrollment Spring 2016 142/242. 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.: This course is a comprehensive introduction to flamenco, a product of Spain's blended Andalusian culture. Principles of flamenco musicality and structure are combined with the foundations of flamenco dance technique. Students will study colocación (placement), estilización (stylization), posturas (postures), brazeo (armwork), floreo (handwork), vueltas (turns),taconeo (footwork), compás (phrasing), palmas (rhythmic clapping), jaleo (words of encouragement), and letras (verses). These skills will be applied to choreographic studies and improvisation in a juerga (social) setting. Throughout the semester, students will use their knowledge to build a patada (a short dance) in one of two styles - bulerías or tangos. Sturdy, heeled shoes are required.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30462-S18

INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Art Studio
Course Number: 
162
Institution: 
Smith College
An introduction to the use of digital media in the context of contemporary art practice. Students explore content development and design principles through a series of projects involving text, still image and moving image. This class involves critical discussions of studio projects in relation to contemporary art and theory. A required fee of $25 to cover group-supplied materials is charged at the time of registration. Enrollment limited to 14.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
30236-S18

Independent Study

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Music
Course Number: 
295
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Variable Credit Comments: 
1.00-4.00 credits.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
103776

EDUC-WESTERN MASS: CASE STUDY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Education and Child Study
Course Number: 
201
Institution: 
Smith College
This course explores the question: Why has it proven so difficult in the United States to create more schools and districts where educational opportunity is distributed fairly? How can a close study of the educational systems of Western Mass help us understand how educators and policy makers attempted to provide a quality educational experience for students when issues associated with their social and economic environment often present significant obstacles to teaching and learning? The course is open only to students who This course is open only to students who are accepted into the January Urban Ed Scholars program.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
30791-S18

Biotech Resrch-Cell & Molec II

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Animal Science
Course Number: 
391C
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course is a 2 credit discovery-based research tutorial experience emphasizing cellular and molecular approaches.
Comments: 
Identify a lab to work in, meet with Faculty sponsor to discuss research expectations and complete Biotech Research contract. Forward completed Biotech Research contract to mschneider@vasci.umass.edu to be enrolled. Students will be responsible for presenting a poster detailing their work by posting it on Science Day at the end of the spring semester or for an oral lab presentation in their lab, which is optional.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
54654

RACKET SPORTS: BADMINTON

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Exercise and Sport Studies
Course Number: 
960
Institution: 
Smith College
Sectioned course.: The development of badminton skills, strokes and strategy. Students learn to play singles and doubles in this fast indoor sport. Enrollment limited to 16. Course meets the first eight weeks of the semester.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30647-S18

SELF DEFENSE: KUNG FU

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Exercise and Sport Studies
Course Number: 
955
Institution: 
Smith College
Sectioned course.: Indonesian Kung-Fu is a traditional martial art that offers students physical fitness, coordination, increased focus, energy and awareness, self-discipline and personal growth. This course includes meditation, breath and energy awareness, physical conditioning, stretching, self-defense, choreographed sparring combinations and forms. Enrollment limited to 20.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30641-S18