Five College Consortium

Art and Photography

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
Course Number: 
0296
Institution: 
Hampshire College
This is a hybrid studio-seminar course for students in the studio arts and photography. The course will critically engage with many prevalent themes shared among contemporary visual arts of all disciplines. Weekly student presentations and adaptive critiques will take place alongside reading discussions, screenings, and artist presentations and at least one field trip. Students will develop their art-making/photography-making practice in dialogue with expanded contemporary art practices. This course is for intermediate students in all disciplines who are interested in incorporating a thematic approach to their art making.
Comments: 
Independent Work Lab Fee: $90. In this course, students are expected to spend approximately 10 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
322739

INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Economics
Course Number: 
253
Institution: 
Smith College
Builds a cohesive theoretical framework within which to analyze the workings of the macroeconomy. Current issues relating to key macroeconomic variables such as output, inflation and unemployment are examined within this framework. The role of government policy, both in the short run and the long run, is also assessed. Prerequisites: ECO 153 and MTH 111 or its equivalent. Enrollment limited to 55 students.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lecture section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
41971-S17

Prisons/Policing/Punishment

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Critical Social Inquiry
Course Number: 
0175
Institution: 
Hampshire College
In this course we will first analyze traditional philosophical perspectives on punishment along side critical genealogical descriptions of how it is that certain penal mechanisms emerged and determined our present-namely, the prison industrial complex and the militarization of police forces. We will then take up the abolitionist question and reflect on how things could be otherwise. That is, we will spend a great deal of time in this class discussing restorative or community approaches to issues of justice as a viable alternative to those methods currently being deployed.
Comments: 
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 #: 
322804

West African Dance

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Dance
Course Number: 
142
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
The objectives of the course are for students to understand the profound influence African dance has had on American dance forms, to understand the significance of dance in African culture, and to understand the connection between drummer and dancer and to appreciate and respect a culture that is different yet similar in many ways to American culture.
Variable Credit Comments: 
Repeatable for credit.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
98739

INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Economics
Course Number: 
253
Institution: 
Smith College
Builds a cohesive theoretical framework within which to analyze the workings of the macroeconomy. Current issues relating to key macroeconomic variables such as output, inflation and unemployment are examined within this framework. The role of government policy, both in the short run and the long run, is also assessed. Prerequisites: ECO 153 and MTH 111 or its equivalent. Enrollment limited to 55 students.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Discussion section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
34678-S17

Measuring Time

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
Course Number: 
0285
Institution: 
Hampshire College
In this practical course, we will both make and study video installations. Our aim will be to get an introduction into the history of the art form. We will study some seminal works from Adrian Piper for her use of space, Isaac Julian for his proximity to film narrative, and Shirin Neshat for her use of two or more screens in conversation. During the semester, we will ask ourselves: Can the video installation free us from the straitjacket of narrative? What role does time play? What about space? Students will be expected to create a five to ten minute installation on between one and three screens, find the appropriate location for the work, and install it. The process should be documented in a workbook and a video or photo series made of the work when installed. The installation locations can be either/both physical and virtual.
Comments: 
Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Prerequisite: Experience with editing and camera work advisable. In this course, students are expected to spend 8-10 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
322734

Silviculture

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Natural Resources Conservation
Course Number: 
526
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Silvicultural practices used to manage forests for timber production, wildlife habitat, and watershed protection. Special focus on southern New England, but techniques apply to forests throughout the world. Lab: developing silvicultural plans for project areas. Prerequisites: one course in ecology, and one course in plant identification.
Comments: 
This course is open to Graduate Students in the Environmental Conservation, Forestry, and Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation programs and to Undergraduate Students in the NRC, Forestry, and Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation programs.
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 #: 
21104

Taking Marx Seriously

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Political Science
Course Number: 
415
Institution: 
Amherst College

[PT] Should Marx be given yet another chance? Is there anything left to gain by returning to texts whose earnest exegesis has occupied countless interpreters, both friendly and hostile, for generations? Has Marx’s credibility survived the global debacle of those regimes and movements which drew inspiration from his work, however poorly they understood it? Or, conversely, have we entered a new era in which post-Marxism has joined a host of other “post-”phenomena? This seminar will deal with these and related questions in the context of a close and critical reading of Marx’s texts. The main themes we will discuss include Marx’s conception of capitalist modernity, material and intellectual production, power, class conflicts and social consciousness, and his critique of alienation, bourgeois freedom and representative democracy. We will also examine Marx’s theories of historical progress, capitalist exploitation, globalization and human emancipation. This course fulfills the requirement for an advanced seminar in Political Science.


Requisite: Two of POSC 213, 413, 480. Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Machala.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
POSC-415-01-1617S

Child Development

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Human Development
Course Number: 
270
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Examines current concepts, themes, and theories in child development. Traces natural course of development from beginning of human life through adolescence. (Gen.Ed. SB)
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
17258

Symbolic Logic

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Philosophy
Course Number: 
225
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course develops a symbolic system that can be used as the basis for inference in all fields. It will provide syntax and semantics for the language of this system and investigate its adequacy. It provides the basis for all further work in logic or in the philosophical foundations of mathematics. Much of the course has a mathematical flavor, but no knowledge of mathematics is necessary.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
98970