2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Instruction

Key to Abbreviations

ACCT Accounting HIST History
ACTV Activity HONS Honors Courses
AMRS Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies INT Interdisciplinary
ARAB Arabic    
ART Fine Arts ITAL Italian
ASTR Astronomy


BIOL Biology JOUR Journalism
BOMI Botany/Microbiology LAS Latin American Studies
BUS Business Administration LATI


Black World Studies MATH Mathematics
CHEM Chemistry MES Middle Eastern Studies
CHIN Chinese MUS Music
CLAS Classics MUSP Music Performance
CMLT Comparative Literature NEUR Neuroscience
COMM Communications PG Politics and Government
CS Computer Science PHIL Philosophy
DANC Dance PHYS Physics
DATA Data Analytics PSYC Psychology
ECON Economics


EDUC Education RUSS Russian
ENG English SOAN Sociology/Anthropology
ENVS Environment & Sustainability


ESL English as a Second Language    


GEOG Geography THEA Theatre
GEOL Geology UC University Courses
GERM German URB Urban Studies
GREE Greek WGS Women’s/Gender Studies
HHK Health & Human Kinetics ZOOL Zoology

To aid students in long-range planning, the letters F for fall semester and S for spring semester have been placed after selected course descriptions. All courses carry one unit of academic credit unless otherwise indicated.

Course Selection

Freshmen and sophomores should enroll in courses numbered 100 through 249, but may be permitted to take courses numbered above 250 with the relevant department’s permission. Juniors and seniors should enroll in courses numbered above 250, but may be permitted to take courses numbered below 250 if (a) it is necessary for the major; (b) it is a second (third, etc.) foreign language; (c) it is an elective in the area of science or mathematics where the student does not have the prerequisites for advanced course work; or (d) there is sufficient space in the class after the registration of freshmen and sophomores.


Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies


    AMRS 100 1 - Thrice-Told Tales


    Why do certain stories keep getting retold? And when a story is retold is it the same story or is it different? This course examines tales of love, war, and adventure that were retold throughout the Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance periods, eras during which many of our culture’s most important stories took shape. We will investigate the ways these stories changed, the ways they didn’t, and what these retellings can tell us about continuities and discontinuities among Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance cultures. (Group III)

    AMRS 300 1 - History of the Book

    From papyrus scrolls to printed books, from Egypt to England, this course introduces students to the material forms of books and gives students the methods needed to read and understand handwritten books, documents, and scrolls from antiquity through the early modern era. It also covers the historical, cultural, and social meanings of books. A range of exercises using the resources of rare book archives and digital collections provides hands-on learning. No prerequisites. Core course for AMRS majors and minors. (Group III)

    AMRS 490 - Independent Study

    An interdisciplinary capstone project culminating in a research paper (15-30 pages) or examination (covering primary and secondary texts). The project is directed by a faculty supervisor. Depending on the nature of the topic, the supervisor may advise the student to secure the participation of additional faculty from at least one other department. Under the committee format, the faculty committee will oversee the project and assess the student’s progress. If no committee is established, all oversight and evaluation will be performed by the faculty supervisor. Permission of faculty supervisor required.