Oct 20, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Numbering System Each course in the curriculum is defined by an alphabetical prefix and a 3-digit number. The 3-digit number indicates the level of study: 100- and 200-level courses are lower division; 300- and 400-level courses are upper division; 500-, 600- and 700- level courses are graduate courses.

When a W is added to the end of the course number, this means that the course will satisfy the Writing Requirement. However, not all sections of courses with a W meet the writing requirement. Refer to the schedule of classes to see which sections of the course are designated as W.

000-level course designation Developmental courses for ESL students; placement determined by testing of entering students.

100-level course designation Courses with no prerequisites, survey courses or courses defining basic concepts and presenting the terminology of a discipline.

200-level course designation Courses of intermediate college-level difficulty, courses with 100-level course(s) as prerequisite(s) or survey courses devoted to particular areas or fields within a discipline.

300-level course designation Courses of advanced college-level difficulty taken by majors and upper-division students; these are often considered to be courses in the major, offered for students clearly interested in and qualified in the subject.

400-level course designation Advanced upper-division courses and/or seminars, tutorials and honors courses for majors and upperdivision students.

Alphabetical Prefixes The following prefixes are used, preceding the 3-digit number, to designate the field of study. They are listed here alphabetically, with the department or program and field to which they pertain. Specific departments and programs appear alphabetically in the table of contents, the index and the HEGIS Code  section. 
 

 

Art Theory and History

  
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    ARTH 38100 - Special Topics Lecture in Art History (W)


    GER 3/A
    Upper-level lecture course; check Art Department website www.hunter.cuny.edu/art each semester for the announcement of upcoming 300-level course titles indicating special topics.
     
    prereq: ARTH 11100 and two 200-level courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ARTH 40200 - Independent Study in Art History


    GER 3/A
    ARTH 11100 is the prerequisite for all advanced art history courses and may be used toward the General Education requirement for humanities and the arts (GER: Stage 2, Group D) by all students except those accepted into the 61-credit BFA program. It may not be credited toward art history major requirements.
    prereq: perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ARTH 41000 - Advanced Studies Seminar in Ancient Art (W)


    P/D D
    Upper-level seminar; check Art Department website www.hunter.cuny.edu/art each semester for the announcement of upcoming course titles indicating special topics.
     
    prereq: ARTH 30000 and two 200-level art history courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ARTH 42000 - Advanced Studies Seminar in Medieval Art


    P/D D
    Upper-level seminar; check Art Department website www.hunter.cuny.edu/art each semester for the announcement of upcoming course titles indicating special topics. 
    prereq: ARTH 300 and two 200-level art history courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ARTH 43000 - Advanced Studies Seminar in Renaissance Art (W)


    P/D D
    Upper-level seminar; check Department website each semester for the announcement of upcoming course titles indicating special topics.
    prereq: ARTH 30000 and two 200-level art history courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ARTH 44000 - Advanced Studies Seminar in Baroque Art (W)


    P/D D
    Upper-level seminar; check Art Department website www.hunter.cuny.edu/art each semester for the announcement of upcoming course titles indicating special topics. 
    prereq: ARTH 30000 and two 200-level art history courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ARTH 45000 - Advanced Studies Seminar in Modern Art (W)


    Upper-level seminar; check Art Department website www.hunter.cuny.edu/art each semester for the announcement of upcoming course titles indicating special topics.

     
    prereq: ARTH 30000 and two 200-level art history courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ARTH 46000 - Advanced Studies Seminar in Islamic Art (W)


    P/D A
    Upper-level seminar; check Art Department website www.hunter.cuny.edu/art each semester for the announcement of upcoming course titles indicating special topics.

     
    prereq: ARTH 30000 and two 200-level art history courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ARTH 47000 - Advanced Studies Seminar in Asian Art (W)


    P/D A
    Upper-level seminar; check Art Department website www.hunter.cuny.edu/art each semester for the announcement of upcoming course titles indicating special topics.

     
    prereq: ARTH 30000 and two 200-level art history courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ARTH 48000 - Advanced Studies Seminar in Art History (W)


    Upper-level seminar; check Art Department website www.hunter.cuny.edu/art each semester for the announcement of upcoming course titles indicating special topics.
     
    prereq: ARTH 30000 and two 200-level art history courses
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ARTH 49800 - Internship


    GER 3/A
    Qualified undergraduates work for academic credit in professional and community art institutions.
    Students must also contact and apply at the internship office, where all college-approved internships are listed. The credits earned cannot be used to fulfill the 24-credit major requirement. Three credits may be applied to the 42-credit major. A maximum of six art history Inservice credits may be applied to the degree. ARTH 11100 is the prerequisite for all advanced art history courses and may be used toward the General Education requirement for humanities and the arts (GER: Stage 2, Group D) by all students except those accepted into the 61-credit BFA program. It may not be credited toward art history major requirements.
    prereq: perm dept. adviser
    hrs TBA (1-6) cr

Studio Art

 ARTLA 10100 and ARTCR 22100 are prerequisites to all studio art classes

  
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    ARTCR 22100 - Drawing


    Basic principles in various media and subjects. Eye/hand coordination, perceptual acuity, spatial organization; interpretation of directly observed subjects.
    Material Fee: $50
    prereq: ARTC 10100 prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 22500 - Graphic Arts Workshop


    Techniques of woodcut, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen and related media.
    Material Fee: $60
    prereq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 23500 - Painting


    Basic principles of painting. Studio practice using varied paint media, varied paint surfaces, paper and canvas.
    Material Fee: $75
    prereq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 24000 - Watercolor Painting


    Basic principles of watercolor painting.
    Material Fee: $75
    prereq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 25100 - Sculpture


    Basic principles of sculpture. Studio practice in varied materials.
    Material Fee: $65
    prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 25700 - Ceramics


    Introduction to pottery and ceramic sculpture, including hand forming, throwing on the wheel, glazing and kiln operation.
    Material Fee: $85
    prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 27100 - Principles of Photography


    Black and white photography as creative medium; camera and its functions; exposure and film development, contact printing and enlarging.
    Material Fee: $75
    prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    3 hrs 3 cr. + 6 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 29000 - Combined Media


    An introduction to basic technologies, methods and ideas that result in ways of making art that mix and combine media. The course will emphasize the production of moving images, sounds, performance as well as still images and objects.

    4 hrs + 5 hrs open studio 3 cr.
  
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    ARTCR 30100 - Advanced Studio


    Student projects with emphasis on contemporary methods such as video, film, tape, conceptual art, environmental art, earth art.
    Material Fee: $40
    prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    3 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 32200 - Advanced Drawing


    Continued experience in drawing with emphasis on drawing from life.
    Material Fee: $50
    prereq: ARTC 22100 prereq or coreq: May be repeated once. ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 32600 - Advanced Graphic Arts Workshop


    Advanced study of one or more graphic art methods. Individual exploration emphasized.
    Material Fee: $60
    prereq: ARTC 22500 prereq or coreq: May be repeated once. ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 2 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 33600 - Advanced Painting


    Continued experience in painting with possible concentration upon one medium and theme. Individual exploration emphasized.
    Material Fee: $75
    prereq: ARTC 23500 prereq or coreq: May be repeated once. ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 35200 - Advanced Sculpture


    Continued experience in sculpture with possible concentration in one material. Individual exploration emphasized.
    Material Fee: $65
    prereq: ARTC 25100 prereq or coreq: May be repeated once. ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 35700 - Advanced Ceramics


    Continued experimentation in form, surface and techniques. Individual exploration emphasized.
    Material Fee: $85
    prereq: ARTC 25700 prereq or coreq: May be repeated once. ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    4 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 36000 - Special Projects


    Advanced students only. Advanced projects are announced prior to registration each term. Recent examples of Special Projects courses: Color Photo; Advanced Photo Darkroom Process; Collage and Assemblage; Color as Communication; Computer Graphics; Projects in Clay; Advanced Watercolor Painting; Experiment: Photography and Graphics; Site-Specific Painting; Projects in 2-D., Digital Art, Advanced Digital Art, Video for Artists, Installation Art, Sculpture: Methods & Materials, Advanced 2-D studio Seminar, Politics & Painting, Unconventional Approaches: Drawing, 2-D,3-D,4-D Seminar, Advanced Painting Tech. & Concepts
    Material Fee: $50
    prereq: See department
    3 hrs 3 cr. + 5 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 37200 - Advanced Photography


    Techniques and aesthetics of black and white photography; self-expression and exploration; classroom critiques.
    Material Fee: $75
    prereq: ARTC 27100 prereq or coreq: May be repeated once. ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    3 hrs 3 cr. + 6 hrs open studio
  
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    ARTCR 39000 - Combined Media


    Continued experience in combined media with possible concentration in one approach and/or method. Individual exploration will be emphasized. May be repeated once (i.e., taken twice).
    4 hrs + 5 hrs open studio 3 cr.
  
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    ARTCR 40200 - Independent Study in Studio Art


    ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    prereq: perm instr.
    1-3 hrs 1-3 cr. per semester
  
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    ARTCR 40500 - Art and Current Ideas II


    Lecture and discussion; a non-studio course. Topics of concern in art today as brought forth by current exhibitions. Scheduled trips to galleries and museums. Reading assignments, papers and oral reports focus on issues relative to the exhibitions.
    ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    prereq: BFA students or perm dept.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ARTCR 45900 - Professional Experience in Art I


    BFA majors, seniors only. Not credited toward BA degree. Advanced projects may include activities outside the college, as well as within the department.
    Material Fee: $50
    prereq: perm BFA committee at end of junior yr. prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    3 hrs + 15 hrs open studio 6.5 cr.
  
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    ARTCR 46000 - Professional Experience in Art II


    Continuation of ARTC 45900.
    Material Fee: $50
    prereq or coreq: ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    3 hrs + 15 hrs open studio 6.5 cr.
  
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    ARTCR 49800 - Internship


    Qualified undergraduates work for academic credit in professional and community art institutions.
    ARTC 10100 and 22100 are prerequisites to all studio courses.
    prereq: perm dept.
    hrs TBA 1-5 crs
  
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    ARTLA 10100 - Introduction to Study of Visual Experience


    Introduction to conceiving and formulating ideas for visual experience. Students work in 3 different areas in day session, 2 in evening session.
    Material Fee: $25
    6 hrs 3 cr. + 3 cr. hrs open studio
  
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    ARTLA 36018 - 2-D, 3-D,4-D Seminar


    prereq: ARTLA 10100, ARTCR 22100 and 2 200-level studio art courses, perm instr.
    3 hrs. 3 cr.

Asian American Studies: Introductory Courses

 For continuously updated course listings, descriptions and sample syllabi, please go to http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/aasp

  
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    ASIAN 21000 - Asians in the U.S.


    PD/B
    Interdisciplinary examination of Asian American experiences of discrimination and exclusion in the context of domestic and foreign U.S. policies regarding immigration, labor, and national identity. Through an examination of historical, theoretical and cultural texts, the course also looks at the impact of the current expansion of Asian American communities on America’s social, cultural, and political order. 
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ASIAN 22001 - Asian American Women Writers


    PD/B or C

    Critical examination of Asian American women’s identity formations in relation to factors such as racial ideology, global migrations of labor and capital, class status, sexuality, military conflict, constructions of family, and language.

    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ASIAN 22012 - Asian American Literature


    PD/B or C

    Critical examination of literary texts by Asians in the U.S. and western diaspora, tracing Asian American literary production in order to understand how these literatures are a formative site to engage in intersectional analyses of constructions of history, citizenship, and identity. 
    3 hrs 3 cr.


Asian American Studies: Humanities Courses

For continuously updated course listings, descriptions and sample syllabi, please go to http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/aasp

  
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    ASIAN 22004 - Arab American Literature


    PD/B
    Critical examination of a cross-section of literature and film/video/performance by Arab American writers and artists in an interdisciplinary investigation of the historical and contemporary experiences of Arab Americans in the United States and western diaspora.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ASIAN 22005 - South Asian Women’s Literature


    PD/B or C
    Close examination of literary, historical, and theoretical texts with a focus on the cultural production and social movements of South Asian women, with particular attention to how issues of race and nationalism are shaped and how they have overlapped with gender, class, sexuality, religion, and language.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ASIAN 22006 - Filipino American Literature


    PD/B
    Close examination of the historical and social contexts in which Philippine-American literature has evolved, the diverse aesthetics and themes of individual writers, and analysis of how issues of Philippine-American cultural production takes up issues of gender, class, sexuality, religion, language, and national identity. 

     
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ASIAN 22009 - Gender and Genre in Asian American Literature and Film


    PD/B, PD/C
    Critical exploration of the social construction of Asian American identity in various genres: video art, prose, poetry, memoir, performance, and film. The emphasis of the course is on intersectional analyses that critically examine how race, gender, class, and sexuality inform Asian American artists’ decisions regarding form and genre.



    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ASIAN 32001 - Nation, Self, and Asian Identity


    PD/B
    Critical examination of literary constructions of Asian American identity in relation to the U.S. nation-state, with particular emphasis placed upon juridical constructions of citizenship, community, and belonging. 
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ASIAN 32005 - Asian American Memoir


    PD/B
    Close examination of memory as an imagined and contested site that complicates and challenges how we constitute self and other. Students will analyze constructions of identity through Asian American narratives, and their relation to language, form and experience, including immigration and gendered narratives to transnational categories of homeland and belonging.

     
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ASIAN 32100 - Asian American Social Protest Literature


    PD/B
     

    Deconstruction and examination of historical and contemporary Asian American literatures of social protest and resistance. Students utilize readings as a framework for initiating, planning, and executing semester-long community-based projects.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ASIAN 33008 - Muslim Diasporas


    PD/B
    Interdisciplinary course moving through the history of Islam and its expressions in many areas of the world (including Sufism), to the cultural identity, art, and literature of the Muslim Diaspora in the United States, their misrepresentations in the media, and fetishization by popular culture.

     
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ASIAN 34001 - Asian Pacific American Media


    PD/B
    Addresses Asian Pacific American experiences of assimilation, displacement, marginalization, multiculturalism, and resistance to the cultural ‘norm’ within Asian Pacific communities through screening a wide range of films and videos and reviewing critical and fictional writing. Guest artists may also lecture.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ASIAN 34003 - West Asian American Literature and Film


    PD/B

    Interdisciplinary course that first examines the cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity of West Asia, sometimes called Central Asia and/or the Middle East, to then focus on the literature and film of their diasporic communities in the U.S.

     
    3 hrs 3 cr.


Asian American Studies: Recent Course Offerings in the Humanities

  
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    ASIAN 33052 - Oral History, Cultural Identity and the Arts


  
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    ASIAN 39006 - Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature and Film


  
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    ASIAN 39016 - Ethnicity and American English


  
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    ASIAN 39018 - Asian American Poetics


  
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    ASIAN 46000 - Independent Study



Asian American Studies: Social Science Courses

 For continuously updated course listings, descriptions and sample syllabi, please go to http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/aasp

  
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    ASIAN 23002 - Asian American Communities and Mental Health


    PD/B

    Introduction to pyychological experiences of Asian Americans, including historical, sociopolitical, and cultural influences that shape personality and mental health. Specific topics include stereotypes and racism, processes of acculturation and enculturation, ethnic identity development, interracial relationships, stressors and social support systems within Asian American communities , and culturally competent mental health treatment and service delivery.
    3 hrs 3 credits

  
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    ASIAN 23002 - Asian American Communities and Mental Health


    PD/B
     

    Introduction to psychological experiences of Asian Americans, including historical, sociopolitical, and cultural influences that shape personality and mental health. Specific topics include stereotypes and racism, processes of acculturation and enculturation, ethnic identity development, interracial relationships, stressors and social support systems within Asian American communities, and culturally competent mental health treatment and service delivery.

     
    3 hrs 3 cr,

  
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    ASIAN 35100 - Asian American History of Labor and Politics


    PD/B
    This seminar explores the interconnected issues of race, class, and nationality through the study of the history of Asian immigrant labor in the U.S. in the context of American economic needs and political environment.

     
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ASIAN 39001 - International Migration


    PD/B
    This interdisciplinary course examines the origins and processes of migration and settlement, past and present. Includes a series of lectures by leading scholars from a variety of academic fields and immigrant communities. Topics include: immigration and labor, race and gender, social and cultural identity, immigration policy and political action, and the trans-nationalization of education and family life.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ASIAN 39002 - Asian American Civil Rights and the Law


    PD/B
    Critical examination of major immigration and civil rights laws and Supreme Court cases that have affected Asian Americans.

     
    3 hrs 3 cr.

  
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    ASIAN 49100 - Asian American Movement and Community Organizations


    PD/B
    Semester-long analysis of the development of pan-ethnic Asian American consciousness and institutions since the late 1960s, with a focus on this movement’s impact on community organizations of Asian national sub-groups examined in the context of larger American racial and ethnic politics.
    3 hrs 3 cr.

Asian American Studies: Recent Course Offerings in Social Science

  
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    ASIAN 23001 - Globalization and Gender


    PD/B
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    ASIAN 33001 - Chinese in the U.S.


  
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    ASIAN 33003 - South Asians in the U.S.


  
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    ASIAN 39015 - Immigration and the Economy


    3
  
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    ASIAN 46000 - Independent Study


  
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    ASIAN 49000 - Immigration Policy


    PD/B

Astronomy

 Astronomy courses are offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy

  
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    ASTRO 10100 - Basic Concepts of Astronomy with Laboratory Exercises


    GER 2/E with lab
    An introductory, one-semester astronomy course designed for non-science majors. Topics include: basic observational features of the night sky, and their explanations; Kepler’s laws of planetary motion; Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation. Properties of light, and how it reveals the nature of its source. Origin, properties, and evolution of our solar system. The origin and evolution of stars, including giants, dwarfs, supernovae, neutron stars, and black holes. Structure of The Milky Way and other type of galaxies. Cosmology, Hubble’s Law and the expanding universe, from the Big Bang to the present; future scenarios.

     
    The lab consists of traditional hardware experiments and virtual online experiments.
    Students taking this course will be required to submit online and hard-copy laboratory reports.

    5 hrs 4 cr.

  
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    ASTRO 10700 - Laboratory Exercises in Astronomy


    GER 2/E
    Classroom and online experimental laboratory exercises in astronomy to observe the major features of the night sky, demonstrate the physical basis of astronomical instruments, and experiment with astronomical phenomena.  Only offered to students who have previously taken ASTRO 100 which is no longer offered [ASTRO 100 + ASTRO 107 are replaced by ASTRO 10100 ].
    prereq or coreq: ASTRO 10000
    2 hrs 1 cr.

Astronomy: Courses Less Frequently Offered

  
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    ASTRO 18100 - Astronomy of the Solar System


  
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    ASTRO 18200 - Stellar Astronomy


  
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    BIOL 22000 - Topics in Genetics and Evolution


    GER 3/B
    Introduction to chromosome structure, mitosis and meiosis. Principles of Mendelian segregation. Linkage and eukaryotic gene mapping. Genetic analysis of mutations, and their use in genetic screens for gene discovery and pathway analysis in model genetic systems (yeast, flies, and mice). Basic principles in molecular evolution.
    prereq: BIOL 10000 or equiv.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
    spring only

Biological Sciences

  
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    BIOL 10000 - Principles of Biology I


    GER 2/E PD/C or D
    The chemical basis of life; basic structure and function of pro- and eucaryotic cells; bioenergetics; Mendelian and molecular genetics; development and mechanisms of control of gene expression at all levels; population genetics and evolution.
    Material Fee: $5

    PD credit awarded only upon completion of BIOL 10000 and 10200.

    prereq or coreq: MATH 12500 or equivalent
    7 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab, 1 disc) 4.5 cr.
    fall only
  
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    BIOL 10200 - Principles of Biology II


    GER 2/E PD/C or D
    Taxonomy; homeostasis; internal transport and gas exchange in plants and animals; plant hormones; osmoregulation; mechanisms of action in the muscular, nervous and neuroendocrine systems; the senses, behavior; ecology.
    Material fee: $5

    PD credit awarded only upon completion of BIOL 10000 and 10200.

    prereq: BIOL 10000 or perm instr, MATH 10100 or equiv.
    7 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab, 1 disc) 4.5 cr.
    spring only
  
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    BIOL 12000 - Anatomy and Physiology I


    Cell structure and function; histology; nervous, muscular and skeletal systems; integument. Required for admission to the nursing program.
    Not accepted for credit toward the biology major.
    prereq: CHEM 10000, 10100 coreq: CHEM 12000, 12100
    6 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab) 4.5 cr.
    fall only
  
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    BIOL 12200 - Anatomy and Physiology II


    Structure and function of circulatory, digestive, exetory, endoine and reproductive systems. Basic concepts of metabolism, embryology. Required for admission to the nursing program.
    Not accepted for credit toward the biology major.
    prereq: BIOL 12000 or equiv.
    6 (3 hrs lec, 3 hrs lab) 4.5 cr.
    spring only
  
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    BIOL 12500 - Human Biology


    GER 2/E with lab
    An introductory lecture/laboratory course for non-biology majors. BIOL 12500 explores the biology that underlies current health and disease topics (including diabetes, cancer, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and nutrition).  Using this topics approach, the course provides a survey of human anatomy and physiological function, along with the biological principles of genetics and cellular interactions that comprise our current understanding of the human organism. Laboratory exercises will introduce students to a scientific approach in studying human disease and physiology. 
     
    6 hrs 4.5 cr.
  
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    BIOL 15000 - CSI: HUNTER (Forensic Biology)


    GER 2/E with lab
     An introductory laboratory course for non-biology majors. This lecture/laboratory course will cover the techniques used by forensic scientists to analyze a crime scene, and the biological concepts behind them. Through the topics that are covered, students will learn how biological evidence like fingerprints, hair, blood, and DNA are collected, analyzed, and presented as evidence to solve crimes.
    Required for this course is a 10 minutes PowerPoint presentation in groups in four students. In order to prepare for the presentation, a two page outline from each student is expected. In addition, a group assignment of less than 5 pages long will be assigned as preparation of the presentation. This assignment helps students prepare for a “crime scene” that will be designed by the group using the topics and materials provided in class. Further research for this project is encouraged using library materials or the WWW to provide supplemental information, ideas and images.

    The laboratory component of the course requires that students record their data, observations, and answer discussion questions (in a short answer format). The completion of their laboratory manual will constitute part of the laboratory grade.

    6 hrs 4.5 cr.
  
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    BIOL 16000 - Honors Principles of Biology II


    GER 2/E PD/C or D
    Physiological systems and their regulation: internal transport, hormones and gas exchange in plants and animals; osmoregulation; motility; nervous, neuroendocrine, immunological and sensory systems; behavior, reproduction and ecology. Students will read reviews of current research in addition to the required text. Guest speakers and class presentations.
    Enrollment limited. Core credit awarded only if BIOL 10000 and 16000 are both completed. PD credit awarded only upon completion of BIOL 10000 and 16000.
    prereq: grade of B or better in BIOL 10000 or perm instr, MATH 10100 or equiv.
    7 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab, 1 disc) 4.5 cr.
    spring only
  
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    BIOL 20000 - Cell Biology I: Microorganisms


    GER 3/B
    Structure and function of procaryotic cells and viruses; cultivation, growth, evolution, metabolism and genetics of microorganisms. Laboratories include light microscopy techniques, cultivation, growth, metabolism and genetics of microorganisms and viruses.
    Material fee: $10
    prereq: BIOL 10000 and 10200 or equiv; CHEM 10200, 10300, 10400, 10500 or equiv. coreq: CHEM 22200, 22300 or perm instr. (for Major II students, chem are CHEM 10000, 10100; coreqs are 12000, 12100)
    7 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab, 1 disc) 4.5 cr.
    fall only
  
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    BIOL 20200 - Cell Biology II: Eucaryotic Systems


    GER 3/B
    Structure and function of eucaryotic cells and organelles; membrane systems, cell cycle, cell division, signaling, cytoskeletal systems, motility; specialized cells; modern research tools and approaches. Laboratories include plant and animal cell culture; studies of cell division, the cytoskeleton, motility; light and electron mioscopic methods; fluorescence labeling; protein electrophoresis, immunoblotting and immunolocalization.
    Material Fee: $10
    prereq: BIOL 20000 coreq: CHEM 22400 or perm instr.
    7 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab, 1 disc) 4.5 cr.
    spring only
  
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    BIOL 23000 - Fundamentals of Microbiology


    GER 3/B
    Topics include scope, historical aspects, taxonomy, survey of the microbial world, viruses, infectious diseases, control of microorganisms and immunology. Required for admission to the nursing program.
    Not accepted for credit toward the biology Major I.
    prereq: CHEM 10000, 10100, 12000, 12100 or equiv; BIOL 12000 coreq: BIOL 12200
    5 hrs (2 lec, 3 lab) 3 cr.
    spring only
  
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    BIOL 25000 - Current Topics in the Biosciences (W)


    GER 3/B
    Seminar for non-science majors focusing on topics of current relevance such as the science of emerging diseases, bioterrorism, genetic engineering, stem cell research and global warming. Coverage includes the social, legal, political and ethical issues associated with each topic.
    Not accepted for credit toward biology Major I.
    prereq: ENGL 12000 or equiv, 2 sems intro lab science or equiv, or perm instr coreq: ENGL 12000 or equiv, 2 sems intro lab science or equiv, or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
    fall only
  
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    BIOL 28000 - Biochemistry of Health and Nutrition


    GER 3/B
    Basic biochemistry in areas related to human health and nutrition. Designed for students in the dietetics program.
    (Not accepted for credit toward biology Major I.)
    prereq: BIOL 10000, 10200 or 12000, 12200; CHEM10000, 12000
    3 hrs (lec) 3 cr.
    fall only
  
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    BIOL 30000 - Biological Chemistry


    GER 3/B
    Molecular aspects of cellular function; properties of biomolecules, their biosynthesis and breakdown; structure and function of proteins and enzymes, metabolites, membranes and nucleic acids; cellular mechanisms of energy transduction; integration and control of cell metabolism. Experiments cover a variety of modern techniques in molecular biology.
    Material Fee: $10
    prereq: BIOL 20200, CHEM 22200, 22300 coreq: CHEM 22400
    7 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab, 1 disc) 4.5 cr.
    fall only
  
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    BIOL 30200 - Molecular Genetics


    GER 3/B
    A comparison of viral, procaryotic and eukaryotic systems; review of classical Mendelian principles; bacterial DNA replication, transcription and their control; mechanisms of gene mutation, repair, recombination and transposition; applications of recombinant DNA technology; organization of nucleic acid into chromosomes; control of gene expression, the cell cycle and cell development in eucaryotes.
    Material Fee: $10
    prereq: BIOL 30000
    7 hrs (3 lec, 3 lab, 1 disc) 4.5 cr.
    spring only
  
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    BIOL 30600 - Developmental Biology


    GER 3/B
    Major topics include molecular and cellular mechanisms of early embryonic development in amphibians, mammals and model organisms such as Drosophila, as well as the related subjects of vertebrate organ system development, biology of stem cells and animal cloning. Emphasis is placed on seminal and current research in cell-cell communication, signal transduction and differential gene regulation in developmental processes.
    prereq: BIOL 30000
    3 hrs (lec) 3 cr.
    fall only
  
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    BIOL 32200 - Evolution


    GER 3/B
    Modern synthetic theory, genetic basis of variation, gene pool in populations.
    prereq: BIOL 30000
    3 hrs (lec) 3 cr.
  
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    BIOL 35000 - The Biology of Cancer


    GER 3/B
    When a normal cell becomes a cancer cell there are genetic changes that occur that alter the biology of the cell such that it behaves independent of its neighbors. This course will investigate the altered biology of cancer cells that lead to uncontrolled proliferation and cancer. Topics include: cell culture, the cell cycle, hormones, receptors, intracellular signal transduction, oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, apoptosis, metastasis, and the etiology of human cancer.
     
    prereq: BIOL 20000, 30000, or perm instr.
    3 hrs (lec) 3 cr.
    spring alternate years
  
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    BIOL 36000 - Cellular and Molecular Immunology


    GER 3/B
    Study of the immune system from a molecular perspective. Molecular genetics of antibody and T cell receptor diversity, hematopoiesis and lymphocyte development, humoral and cellular immunity, histocompatibility.
    prereq or coreq: BIOL 30000, perm instr.
    4 hrs (3 lec, 1 disc) 3.5 cr.
    fall only
  
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    BIOL 37000 - Physiology of the Nervous System


    GER 3/B
    A comprehensive introduction to neuroscience. Topics include how nerve cells (neurons) transmit electrical impulses, how neurons communicate with each other through synapses and how nerve pathways and networks determine many functions of the brain. The last portion of the course shall explore how developing neurons seek out targets and establish synapses.
    prereq: BIOL 30000 or perm instr.
    4 hrs (lec) 4 cr.
    spring only
  
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    BIOL 37500 - Molecular Systematics


    GER 3/B
    An overview of the various methods and kinds of data used in systematics, the study of organism diversity and biological relationships. Emphasis is on modern molecular and genetic approaches to identification of individual species and strains and full phylogenetic analyses of suites of species to determine their evolutionary history. The knowledge base is provided for experimental investigation of questions of current interest in phylogeny and population biology.
    prereq: BIOL 30000 or perm instr.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    BIOL 37600 - Endocrinology


    GER 3/B
    Cellular organization of the endocrine system; molecular mechanisms of hormone action; hormonal physiology of metabolism and reproduction; integration of endocrine responses by the central nervous system.
    prereq: BIOL 20200 or perm instr.
    3 hrs (lec) 3 cr.
    spring only
  
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    BIOL 38000 - Molecular Neurobiology


    GER 3/B
    Molecular components and molecular mechanisms involved in the cell biology of neurons and glia, neuronal signaling, neuronal development, learning, memory and diseases of the nervous system.
    prereq: BIOL 30000 or perm instr.
    3 lec hrs 3 cr.
    fall alternate years
  
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    BIOL 38500 - Fundamentals of Developmental Neurobiology


    GER 3B
    The course teaches the basic molecular processes underlying neural tissue specification, brain region-specific maturation, proper circuits formation and synapse assembly during the development of eukaryotic organisms.
    3 hrs 3 cr.
  
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    BIOL 39000 - Laboratory in Cell Structure


    GER 3/B
    Applications of light and confocal microscopy, using fluorescence and multidimensional imaging to study cell structures. Lab projects involve immunofluorescence: fixation methods and immunocytochemistry. Illumination methods including multi-channel 3D rendering, image processing and visualization software.

     
    prereq or coreq: BIOL 30000 or BIOL 20200 and perm instr.
    7 hrs (2 lecture, 5 lab) 4.5 cr.
    fall only

  
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    BIOL 40000 - Special Topics in Advanced Laboratory Techniques


    GER 3/B
    Advanced laboratory techniques used in contemporary biological research, including areas such as immunology, microbiology and molecular neurobiology. Topics change from term to term.
    prereq: BIOL 30000 or perm instr.
    4 hrs (lab) 2 cr
  
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    BIOL 41000 - Workshop in Biotechnology


    GER 3/B
    A series of laboratory-intensive experimental projects, each lasting one week or more, which introduce current research techniques and include individual participation in planning and preparation of experiments. The focus is on a broad biotechnology topic such as the isolation, cloning and expression of a gene, utilizing the techniques of molecular genetics.
    This course satisfies the research requirement for graduation with departmental honors and is a component of the interdisciplinary BS/MA (MLS/Biol) program in biotechnology.
    prereq: BIOL 20000, 20200, perm instr.
    30 hrs/week for 4 weeks 4 cr.
  
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    BIOL 42500 - Computational Molecular Biology


    GER 3/B
    An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of computational molecular biology. Students are taught the scope and methods of in silico biology, i.e., the application of computational and statistical methods to solving problems in molecular biology. Topics will include homology searching, sequence alignment, molecular phylogenetics, comparative genomics, analysis of gene expression, and predication of macromolecular structures. The course will be taught using a mixed format of lectures and hands-on workshops in a UNIX computer laboratory setting. 
    Knowledge and skills in molecular biology, UNIX programming, and statistics are essential for success in this core course required for bioinformatics-concentration students from all majors.


    prereq: BIOL 30000 or BIOL 30200 or CHEM 37600; STAT 21300; CSCI 13200 or CSCI 23500 or UNIX proficiency permitted by instructor.
  
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    BIOL 45000 - Individual Tutorial in Biology


    GER 3/B
    May be taken only once. Research paper written under the direction of a full-time faculty member in department of biological sciences.
    prereq: 18 credits in biology, approval of adviser in addition to the sponsor
    1-2 cr.
  
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    BIOL 46000 - Introduction to Planning and Teaching of Laboratory Work in Biology


    GER 3/B
    Participation in discussions and assisting in the teaching of laboratories in an introductory course, or peer mentoring in the undergraduate biological sciences research techniques facility.
    prereq: 16 credits in BIOL, 12 credits in CHEM, 2 letters from faculty
    5 hrs (2 planning, 3 lab) 2 cr.
  
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    BIOL 47000 - Special Topics in Biology


    GER 3/B
    Specific area of contemporary interest in biology. Topics change from term to term. An oral presentation and a written paper are required.
    prereq: BIOL 30000
    2 hrs (lec) 2 cr. per sem.
 

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