ELEMENTARY ITALIAN

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Italian Language & Literature
Course Number: 
110Y
Institution: 
Smith College
One-year course that covers the basics of Italian language and culture and allows students to enroll in ITL 220, ITL 230 and ITL 231 (in exceptional cases) the following year. Preference given to first-year students. Three class meetings per week plus required weekly multimedia work and a discussion session. Enrollment limited to 20 per section. Students entering in the spring need permission of the department and must take a placement exam. Students must stay in the same section all year. Y courses cannot be divided at midyear with credit for the first semester.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
15217-F14

CALCULUS I

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Mathematics
Course Number: 
111
Institution: 
Smith College
Rates of change, differential equations and their numerical solutions, integration, differentiation, and the fundamental theorem of the calculus. Situations in science and social science in which calculus naturally arises are emphasized.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
15935-F14

INTRO TO LEARNING SCIENCES

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Education and Child Study
Course Number: 
238
Institution: 
Smith College
This course combines perspectives on cognition and learning to examine the teaching-learning process in educational settings. In addition to cognitive factors the course will incorporate contextual factors such as classroom structure, teacher belief systems, peer relationships, and educational policy. Consideration of the teaching-learning process will highlight subject matter instruction and assessment. Prerequisite: a genuine interest in better understanding teaching and learning. Priority given to majors, minors, first-year, and second-year students. Enrollment limited to 55.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
16698-F14

VALID & INVALID REASONING

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Logic
Course Number: 
100
Institution: 
Smith College
Formal logic and its application to the evaluation of everyday arguments, the abstract properties of logical systems, the implications of inconsistency. Examples drawn from law, philosophy, economics, literary criticism, political theory, commercials, mathematics, psychology, computer science, off-topic debating, and the popular press. Deduction and induction, logical symbolism and operations, paradoxes, and puzzles. May not be taken for credit with PHI 202.
Linked Course: 
Y
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lecture section.
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
16870-F14

GENETICS,EVOL & MOLECULAR BIO

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 Lecture section.
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
17124-F14

CONTEMPORARY DANCE V

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Dance
Course Number: 
317
Institution: 
Smith College
By audition/permission only. Prerequisite: 216. L and P.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
17181-F14

FIVE COLLEGE ADV STUDIO SEMINR

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Art Studio
Course Number: 
390
Institution: 
Smith College
This course, limited to junior and senior art majors from the five colleges. Particular emphasis will be placed on thematic development within student work. Sketch book, written self-analysis, and participation in critique sessions will be expected. Prerequisites: selection by faculty; junior and senior art majors, advanced-level ability. Enrollment limited to 15, three students from each of the five colleges.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
17995-F14

Independent Study

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Politics
Course Number: 
395
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Comments: 
Instructor Permission Required.
Variable Credit Comments: 
1.00-8.00 credits
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
89915

PAINTING I

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
Art Studio
Course Number: 
266
Institution: 
Smith College
Various spatial and pictorial concepts are investigated through the oil medium. Prerequisite: 163 or permission of the instructor. A required fee of $25 to cover group supplied materials will be charged at the time of registration. Enrollment limited to 15.
Comments: 
Instructor Permission.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
17994-F14

COLQ: WRITING ABOUT HUMOR

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2014
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
118
Institution: 
Smith College
In sections limited to 15 students each, this course primarily provides systematic instruction and practice in reading and writing academic prose, with emphasis on argumentation. The course also provides instruction and practice in conducting research and in public speaking. Bilingual students and non-native speakers are especially encouraged to register for sections taught by Holly Davis. Priority will be given to incoming students in the fall-semester sections. Course may be repeated for credit with another instructor. Nietzsche called maturity the rediscovered seriousness of a child at play. What is the meaning of comedy, in light of this "seriousness of the child at play"? Why do we laugh, at what, and in what way? How do we distinguish silly comedy from serious comedy? This course will examine such questions on comic platforms including film, music, videos, short stories, cartoons, and more. We will explore the "structure" of the comic moment as viewer or listener encounters surprise, transgression, or enchantment, especially in twentieth-century comedy, and the affectivity of the comic encounter from pure "clowning" to savage social commentary. Enrollment limited to 15.
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
18461-F14