Intermediate Yoga

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Physical Educ. & Athletics
Course Number: 
212
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Intermediate yoga introduces more advanced variations of basic postures and is an opportunity for students to deepen their experience of this practice. Yoga vinyasa, a style of yoga that links postures together in a flowing sequence will be introduced along with basic inversions. Recommended for students who have completed beginning yoga.
Variable Credit Comments: 
1 PE Unit. Half semester. Fee: $25.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
92918

The Springfield Renaissance

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Honors College
Course Number: 
221H
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course uses the arts as a lens to study various historical sites in downtown Springfield and introduces students to the history of art in Springfield and its impact on the community. (No previous art experience necessary.)
Comments: 
Five field trips to Springfield will be held, and students will be expected to participate in four of the five. The field trip schedule will be arranged to accommodate student schedules and shuttle transportation will be provided.

The class examines the practical applications of art in relation to history, society, museum and gallery studies, culture and personal expression. Through field trips, guest speakers, written assignments, guided art-making activities in Studio 9, and a final art exhibition at 1350 Gallery, students will gain an overview of the development of Springfield's identity through art. Field trips include visits to four historic art sites in downtown Springfield, each followed by a two-page written assignment in which students interpret and analyze the experience. There will be a final five-page written assignment based upon art and its impact on society, especially in Springfield. Each of the experiences will also be interpreted though art-making activities in Springfield's Studio 9. A shuttle to Studio 9 and back to the Haigis Mall will be provided each Friday. By a guided analysis of the artists' ability to change the quality of life in the urban environment, students will develop their own understandings of what art means to them and how they think it contributes to society. Through painting/drawing sessions, guided site visits, guest lectures and a final art reception, students will experience what it takes to make art and the need for its presence in society.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
36931

INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Mathematics
Course Number: 
220
Institution: 
Smith College
Same as SDS 220. An application-oriented introduction to modern statistical inference: study design, descriptive statistics; random variables; probability and sampling distributions; point and interval estimates; hypothesis tests, resampling procedures and multiple regression. A wide variety of applications from the natural and social sciences are used. Classes meet for lecture/discussion and for a required laboratory that emphasizes analysis of real data. MTH 220 satisfies the basis requirement for biological science, engineering, environmental science, neuroscience and psychology. Normally students receive credit for only one of the following introductory statistics courses: PSY 201, GOV 190, ECO 220, MTH 219, MTH 220 or SOC 201. Exceptions may be allowed in special circumstances and require the permission of the adviser and the instructor. Prerequisite: MTH 111 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor. Lab sections 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.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
20903
Schedule #: 
20981-F15

Introduction to Sociology

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Sociology
Course Number: 
123
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course uses a sociological framework to examine the nature and structure of modern industrial societies. To identify central trends in society and culture, this course covers several basic themes, such as social inequality and social interaction, that have appeared repeatedly in the works of major social thinkers.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
93173

Intro to Creative Writing

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
English
Course Number: 
201
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This course offers practice in writing various kinds of narrative. Assignments emphasize clarity, concision, and creativity. Exercises lead to longer work: sketches or short stories. Students hone critical as well as writing skills. Student papers are duplicated and discussed in class, along with selected works by published authors.
Comments: 
Course limited to sophomores, juniors and seniors
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
93195

Women/Gender in Mod. So. Asia

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
History
Course Number: 
301SA
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
This colloquium will explore the history of South Asia as seen from women's perspectives. We will read writings by women from the ancient period to the present. We will focus on the diversity of women's experiences in a range of social, cultural, and religious contexts. Themes include sexuality, religiosity, rights to education and employment, violence against women, modernity and citizenship--in short, those issues central to women's movements in modern South Asia. In addition to the textual sources, the course will analyze Indian popular film and the representation of women in this modern visual genre.
Comments: 
This course is open to Juniors and Seniors.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
93330,93578
Schedule #: 
93330

Basic Writing

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
English Writing Program
Course Number: 
111
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
An entry-level course in writing designed for freshmen who, through their performance on the Placement Exam, demonstrate the need for intensive work in writing. Does not satisfy the Freshman Writing requirement. May not be taken Pass/Fail. (Gen.Ed. U)
Comments: 
Open to Sophomores & Freshmen only.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
31734

Politics of Decolonization

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Politics
Course Number: 
321
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
93691,93690
Schedule #: 
93690

Basic Writing

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
English Writing Program
Course Number: 
111
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
An entry-level course in writing designed for freshmen who, through their performance on the Placement Exam, demonstrate the need for intensive work in writing. Does not satisfy the Freshman Writing requirement. May not be taken Pass/Fail. (Gen.Ed. U)
Comments: 
Open to Sophomores & Freshmen only.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
31832

Introduction to Buddhism

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
Religion
Course Number: 
163
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
Some scholars have argued that there is no such thing as 'Buddhism' in the singular, but only 'Buddhisms' in the plural. This course introduces students to select historically and culturally diverse forms of Buddhism, including Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism, Japanese Zen Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism. The course pays particular attention to modern (and modernist) reinterpretations of Buddhism, including contested views of gender.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
93577