Five College Consortium

Environmental Education

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Cognitive Science
Course Number: 
0194
Institution: 
Hampshire College
In this introductory course, students will explore the history, practices, career options, and problems of environmental education - educational efforts promoting an understanding of nature, environmentally responsible behavior, and protection of natural resources. Shifts in environmental education research foci, relationships to current and past environmental challenges (e.g., air pollution, species loss, climate change), and differences between U.S. and international efforts will be discussed. We will compare and contrast topics such as education for sustainable development, environmental education, conservation education, environmental behavior change, ecoliteracy, and interpretation. Students will be exposed to three lines of inquiry: critical pedagogy, educational research and experiential learning. In addition to assigned readings, students will choose a line of inquiry and follow that line of inquiry to: 1) design, in teams, an environmental education intervention and 2) write an individual paper on a topic of interest to the student related to environmental education.
Comments: 
Mind, Brain, and Information Power, Community and Social Justice Writing and Research Multiple Cultural Perspectives In this course, students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week of preparation and work outside of class time. This time includes reading, writing, research and project work. There will be field trips which will cost $10.00 if not free.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
319615

Musical Acoustics

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Natural Science
Course Number: 
0102
Institution: 
Hampshire College
All facets of musical performance, the production of sound, its transmission and alteration by the performance space, and its perception by members of the audience, are candidates for study in acoustics. In this course we will develop the physics of vibrating systems and wave propagation and study the measurement of sound. Topics will include: vibrating systems, wave motion, wave analysis, resonance, room acoustics, and the application of these principles to various classes of instruments. There will be weekly problem sets and a class presentation by each student on a topic of interest. A weekly lab will allow students to investigate various acoustical systems and measuring devices. Students will perform simple experiments, learn to operate the lab equipment, and read papers from the original literature. Students will develop an independent project in musical acoustics. Students will present the results of their large project to the class near the end of the semester.
Comments: 
Physical and Biological Sciences Writing and Research Quantitative Skills Independent Work In this course students are generally expected to spend at least 6 to 8 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 #: 
319636

Inscribing Knowledge

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Critical Social Inquiry
Course Number: 
0199
Institution: 
Hampshire College
Africa is known as the continent of orality. Notions of African antiquity as quintessentially pre-literate, non-literate or illiterate remain decidedly intact in the Western imaginary. Moreover, the widely held perception is Africa's lack of written traditions as known in other societies is evidence of Africa's lack of history, and in turn civilization. Still, documenting writing and graphic writing systems in the African past is not difficult: Egyptian hieroglyphics, Coptic texts in Egypt and Ethiopia, Vai script in Liberia, Bamum script in Cameroon, Nsibidi script in Cameroon and Nigeria, as well as Arabic and Ajami scripts throughout the continent. This introductory course explores African writing and graphic writing systems as materialized traces of knowledge central to the ways in which Africans construct and document ideas about themselves, others and the world around them. Our focus will be the translation of non-visual forms of knowledge into visual, material representation. In this course, we will examine the means by which African writing and graphic writing systems synthesize ideas, thoughts and actions through the use of signs, symbols, pictorial and/or scripts, sometimes involving objects. We will consider the rise and fall of indigenous writing and graphic writing systems, in addition to the rejection and adoption of foreign writing systems. In particular, we will pay close attention to just how African writing and graphic systems contain potentials for political, economic and social gain, central to projects of domination, power, authority and agency, as well as inspire sacred, divine thoughts, as objects of devotion and worship.
Comments: 
Power, Community and Social Justice 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 #: 
319836

What is Psychotherapy?

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Critical Social Inquiry
Course Number: 
0276
Institution: 
Hampshire College
The mental health professions offer a range of approaches for the treatment of human suffering but there is often little explanation as to what the various treatments are and how they are thought to work. A central question this class will pursue is on what basis should one choose a psychotherapist and type of psychotherapy? We will examine what psychotherapy is from a range of perspectives with the intention of developing a moral and ethical framework through which psychotherapeutic practice can be critically understood. We will explore how shifting cultural values, economic changes in health care funding and accessibility, and the modern era's emphasis on efficiency and parsimony among other factors, contribute to the popular understandings about mental health treatment. Prerequisite: 2-3 undergraduate courses in psychology.
Comments: 
Culture, Humanities, and Languages Power, Community and Social Justice Independent Work Writing and Research In this course, students are expected to spend at least six to eight hours a week on class readings, writing assignments and other work 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: 
UNSP-0000 is a recommended corequisite to this course.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
319860

Int. Spinning

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Outdoor and Rec Athletics
Course Number: 
0165
Institution: 
Hampshire College
Intermediate Spinning: Spinning is a group cycling class that guides participants through workout phases using music, warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs, and cool downs. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling easy or difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal. This group cycling class is designed for those who are physically fit and involves various cycling drills that offer an exhilarating cardiovascular workout. The class also teaches you proper form and interval training. Staff and faculty are welcome! Bring workout clothes, towel, and water bottle. Prerequisites: completion of Beginning Spinning #0164. Class meets upstairs at the spin bikes by the bouldering cave on the opposite side of the gym. The class will commence AFTER Spring Break. 5-College students will be graded pass/fail.
Comments: 
MEETS 3/22/16 - 4/28/16 Accepted for CEL 1 Credit
Variable Credit Comments: 
0-2 credits
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
UNSP-0000 is a recommended corequisite to this course.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
319921

Adaptation & Organism

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
181L
Institution: 
Amherst College
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
BIOL-181L-01-1516S

INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Art Studio
Course Number: 
162
Institution: 
Smith College
An introduction to visual experience through a study of basic principles of design. All course work is developed and completed using the functions of a computer work station. A required fee of $75 to cover group-supplied materials is charged at the time of registration. Students may require additional supplies as well and are responsible for purchasing them directly. Enrollment limited to 14.
Comments: 
permission - waiver required.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
41695-S16

Physical Chemistry Lab

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Chemistry
Course Number: 
361L
Institution: 
Amherst College
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
CHEM-361L-01-1516S

INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Anthropology
Course Number: 
130
Institution: 
Smith College
This course explores the similarities and differences in the cultural patterning of human experience, compares economic, political, religious and family structures in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania and analyzes the impact of the modern world on traditional societies. Several ethnographic films are viewed in coordination with descriptive case studies. Limited to first-year students and sophomores. Total enrollment of each section limited to 25. Offered both semesters each year.
Comments: 
Limited to first-years, sophomores.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
30027-S16

SPECIAL STUDIES

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2016
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
400
Institution: 
Smith College
Comments: 
Permission Instructor/Chair. Not open to first-years
Variable Credit Comments: 
1 to 5 credits
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 
30137-S16