CALCULUS II

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Mathematics
Course Number: 
112
Institution: 
Smith College
Applications of the integral, dynamical systems, infinite series and approximation of functions. Situations in science and social sciences in which calculus naturally arises are emphasized. Students may not receive credit for both 114 and 112 Prerequisite: MTH 111 or the equivalent.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
40488-S15

InclusiveClassroom:Application

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Education
Course Number: 
615AK
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course is designed to support graduate level students, who are preparing for the role of teacher at the elementary education level, in acquiring an understanding of principles and practices underlying the creation of an inclusive learning environment for all students in the regular classroom. Adaptations to the curriculum and in the delivery of instruction which will enable all children, regardless of their learning strengths and needs, to reach their potential and achieve the goals and objectives as outlined with the general education curriculum, will be presented and discussed. Differentiation in content, process and product, based on students' readiness levels, learning profiles and interests will be modeled and analyzed in preparation for the planning of lessons and units, based on the principals of differentiated instruction.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
19276

INTRO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
290
Institution: 
Smith College
An introduction to artificial intelligence including an introduction to artificial intelligence programming. Topics covered include: game playing and search strategies; machine learning; natural language understanding; neural networks; genetic algorithms; evolutionary programming; philosophical issues. Prerequisites for CSC major credit: CSC 212, MTH 111 or permission of the instructor; otherwise, CSC 111 or permission of the instructor.
Comments: 
Instructor permission.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
41090-S15

LIGHT AND CHEMISTRY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Chemistry
Course Number: 
336
Institution: 
Smith College
The interaction of light with molecules is central to studies of molecular structure and reactivity. This course builds on students' understanding of molecular structure from the core sequence (CHM 111-CHM 224) to show how many types of light can be used to interrogate molecules and to shed some light on their behavior. The combined classroom/laboratory format allows students to explore light-based instruments in short, in-class exercises as well as in longer, more traditional labs. The course culminates with an independent project that allows students to explore some of the ways light is used in cutting-edge chemical research. Prerequisites: CHM 222 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 20.
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 Lab section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
37920-S15

CHEM IV:INTRO INORG & PHYS CHM

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Chemistry
Course Number: 
224
Institution: 
Smith College
This final course in the chemistry core sequence provides a foundation in the principles of physical and inorganic chemistry that are central to the study of all chemical phenomena. Topics include quantitative treatment of thermochemistry, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry and reaction kinetics. Prerequisite: CHM 111 or equivalent and MTH 111 or equivalent. Enrollment limited to 16 per lab section.
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 Lab section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30153-S15

Computer Systems Principles

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Computer Science
Course Number: 
230
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Large-scale software systems like Google - deployed over a world-wide network of hundreds of thousands of computers - have become a part of our lives. These are systems success stories - they are reliable, available ("up" nearly all the time), handle an unbelievable amount of load from users around the world, yet provide virtually instantaneous results. On the other hand, many computer systems don't perform nearly as well as Google - hence the now-cliche "the system is down." In this class, we study the scientific principles behind the construction of high-performance, scalable systems. The course begins with a discussion of the relevant features of modern architectures, and moves up the stack from there to operating system services such as programming language runtime systems, concurrency and synchronization, with a focus on key operating system features, I/O and networking, and distributed services.
Comments: 
Open to Computer Science majors only. Pre Req:CMPSCI187orECE242w/C STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED NOT TO TAKE 220/230 IN THE SAME SEMESTER. DUE TO ENROLLMENT PRESSURE, THE UPC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DROP STUDENTS ENROLLED IN BOTH FROM EITHER COURSE WHEN NECESSARY. CS MINORS, APPLICANTS-ON-CONTRACT, AND OTHERS NOT MEETING ELIGIBILITY, OR STUDENTS NEEDING SPECIAL PERMISSION MUST REQUEST OVERRIDES VIA THE ON-LINE FORM: https://www.cs.umass.edu/overrides.
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 #: 
13846

LIGHT AND CHEMISTRY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Chemistry
Course Number: 
336
Institution: 
Smith College
The interaction of light with molecules is central to studies of molecular structure and reactivity. This course builds on students' understanding of molecular structure from the core sequence (CHM 111-CHM 224) to show how many types of light can be used to interrogate molecules and to shed some light on their behavior. The combined classroom/laboratory format allows students to explore light-based instruments in short, in-class exercises as well as in longer, more traditional labs. The course culminates with an independent project that allows students to explore some of the ways light is used in cutting-edge chemical research. Prerequisites: CHM 222 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 20.
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 #: 
41164-S15

SPECIAL STUDIES

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Psychology
Course Number: 
400
Institution: 
Smith College
By permission of the instructor, for qualified juniors and seniors. A scholarly project conducted under the supervision of any member of the department.
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 #: 
33155-S15

LANDSCAPE,ENVIRONMENT,DESIGN

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Landscape Studies
Course Number: 
100
Institution: 
Smith College
Through readings and a series of lectures by Smith faculty and guests, we examine the history and influences out of which landscape studies is emerging. We look at the relationship of this new field with literary and cultural studies, art, art history, landscape architecture, history, biological and environmental sciences. What is landscape studies? Where does it come from? Why is it important? How does it relate to, for instance, landscape painting and city planning? How does it link political and aesthetic agendas? What is its role in current sustainability debates and initiatives among architects, landscape architects, planners and engineers? Students may take this course twice for credit. S/U only.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
36206-S15

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Art Studio
Course Number: 
285
Institution: 
Smith College
The goal of this introductory studio is to introduce architecture as a spatial and conceptual declaration of place but also as a tool for launching long-lasting and reciprocating relationships with nature. In this course, sustainability and regenerative design take center stage while students are asked to design for the birth, life and "death" (or recycling) of their projects. This course aspires to develop refreshing and artful architecture that is transformative and exemplary of thought processes and products that can make our world healthier and more resilient. Design projects are augmented by interdisciplinary lectures, guest critiques and readings as well as an introduction to the digital applications designers use to articulate their ideas.
Comments: 
Instructor permission.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
36143-S15