2004-2005 Catalogue Supplement

A Supplementary Catalogue listing all permanent changes to the curriculum made since the publication of the 2004-2005 Catalogue. This version of deTERMinations is for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Course descriptions for topics courses being offered this year and information on courses being offered off-campus are also available on this site.

Updated September 7, 2004


CHANGES TO THE Spring 2004-05 TERM TABLE (changes marked in bold):

  • ADD ART 4-104 Studio Art Basics: Three-dimensional Art SCHUTT
  • ADD BIO 1-108 Topic: Insect Fact and Folklore McCOLLUM
  • CANCEL BIO 1-321 Ecology (at the Wilderness Field Station)
  • ENG 4-334 Nineteenth Century English Novel STAFF
  • CANCEL FRE 2-341 Nineteenth Century I: 1800-1850
  • ADD GEO 4-222 Climate Change DENNISTON
  • CANCEL GEO 9-315 Plate Tectonics
  • CANCEL GEO 1-332 Hydrogeology
  • ADD HIS 9-349. Advanced Topic: The History of Mexico RIDGEWAY
  • INT 7-201 Statistical Methods I FREEMAN
  • ADD INT 9-201 Statistical Methods I BEAUCHAMP
  • ADD LAS 9-349. Advanced Topic: The History of Mexico RIDGEWAY
  • CANCEL MAT 4-306 Advanced Topic: Millennium Problems
  • ADD MUS 4-301 Elementary School Music STAFF
  • CANCEL POL 1-242 International Politics
  • ADD POL 5-242 International Politics A. THOMAS
  • ADD POL 1-243 Comparative Politics A. THOMAS
  • CANCEL POL 3-243 Comparative Politics
  • CANCEL POL 3-339 Seminar in International Relations and Comparative Government
  • ADD POL 9-339 Seminar in International Relations and Comparative Government: Gender and Politics in Developing Countries A. THOMAS
  • ADD REL 8-326 Islamic Path STAFF
  • CANCEL SPA 6-102-A Beginning Spanish II
  • CANCEL SPA 6-102-B Beginning Spanish II
  • ADD SPA 6-102 Beginning Spanish II MONTIJO-FINK
  • CANCEL SPA 7-102 Beginning Spanish II
  • ADD SPA 7-102-A Beginning Spanish II LACY-SALAZAR
  • ADD SPA 7-102-B Beginning Spanish II GREEN-DOUGLASS
  • CANCEL SPA 9-102 Beginning Spanish II
  • CANCEL SPA 1-411 Seminar
  • WST 4-302 Advanced Topic: Global Feminisms A. THOMAS

Off-Campus Courses Taught by Cornell Faculty:

These courses usually involve additional costs and require advance planning. Consult the course descriptions below and the course instructor for a description of the course, the prerequisites, deadlines, and cost. See under "Course Descriptions" (below) for more information and links.

  • ANT 5-206 West Indian People and Culture (West Indies) MONAGAN
  • ART 67-103/202 Drawing I and Ceramics I (Mexico) HANSON
  • BIO 1-321 Ecology (Wilderness Field Station, Minnesota) McCOLLUM
  • BIO 3-485-M Biological Problems (Florida) McCollum
  • BIO/BMB 6-485 Biological Problems (Bahamas) BLACK/TEPPER
  • CLA 9-382 Roman Archeology (Italy) GRUBER-MILLER
  • ECB 3-352 Financial Management Seminar (Chicago) STOUT
  • EDU 6-380 Environmental Outdoor Education Internship (Wisconsin) LUCK
  • FRE 1-103 Beginning French III (Louisiana) BONEY
  • FRE 9-206 Intermediate French (Montréal) BONEY
  • FRE 9-302 Advanced Conversation (Montréal) BONEY
  • GEO 6-255 Modern and Ancient Carbonate Systems of the Bahamas (Bahamas) GREENSTEIN
  • HIS 9-357 Seminar: Chicago: The Transformation of America's Second City (Newberry Library, Chicago) STEWART
  • MUS 9-275 Topic: Music in Europe (Italy) L. HEARNE/M. HEARNE
  • PHI 1-224 Environmental Ethics (Wilderness Field Station, Minnesota) WHITE/BLACK
  • POL 7-225 Ethics and Public Policy (Florida) SUTHERLAND
  • POL 1-371 Wilderness Politics (Wilderness Field Station, Minnesota) ALLIN
  • Spanish Semester in Bolivia. Includes these courses: SPA 1-206 Intermediate Spanish, SPA 1-302 Advanced Conversation, SPA 2-365 Advanced Topic: Bolivian Culture and Civilization, SPA 3-380-L Social Service Internship, and SPA 4-355 Latin American Short Story and Novel (Bolivia) LACY-SALAZAR.

Course Information:

CLASSICS
9-382. Roman Archaeology. Introduction to excavating techniques in Roman lands; study of the material culture of the ancient Romans in order to understand their history and civilization--economy, government, religion, family life, slavery, urbanization--from the monarchy to the republic to the empire. Taught in Italy, the class will spend the first two weeks in Rome and its environs and the third week in the Bay of Naples region. Sites visited will include the Roman forum, the heart of ancient Rome, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Circus Maximus; temples, theaters, markets, palaces; early Christian churches and catacombs; Ostia, Rome's port; cities of the ancient Etruscans; and of course, Pompeii and Herculaneum, cities covered by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius. Offered every fourth year. Prerequisite: one course from either Classical Studies or Anthropology, or permission of the instructor. Costs have not yet been determined, but are estimated at $3000. Includes airfare, ground transportation, entrance fees, hotels, and two meals per day. For more information, consult the trip website http://www.cornellcollege.edu/classical_studies/arch/rome-links.shtml.

FRENCH
1-103. Beginning French III (in Louisiana). We spend the third weekend of the course (the trip is Thursday afternoon through Monday evening) in Louisiana to experience great music, delicious food, and rich Francophone culture at the Festivals Acadiens in Lafayette. Costs are currently estimated at $180 per student. Prof. Jan Boney will be leading the trip. For more information, consult the trip's website or contact Prof. Diane Crowder. BONEY

9-206/302. Intermediate French/Advanced Conversation in Quebec. Why not take French in Montréal? Students will stay with a French-speaking family in Montréal, second-largest French-speaking city in the world. One weekend will be in historic Québec City. The trip includes daily classes and assignments, tours, trips, museums, cultural events, and plays, as well as informal activities designed to acquaint students with the unique culture of Québec. FRE 206 is the off-campus version of FRE 205, and completes the B.A. language requirement. Prerequisite: FRE 103 or permission of instructor. FRE 302, Advanced Conversation in Québec, is open to anyone who has completed FRE 205 or equivalent, and counts towards the French minor and major. Costs have not yet been determined, but are estimated at $1500 or less, including transportation, housing, cultural activities, and tours. Prof. Jan Boney will be leading the trip. For further information, consult the website or contact Prof. Diane Crowder. BONEY

HISTORY
9-349. Advanced Topic: The History of Mexico. Examination of the indigenous world, including ancient religious, social, family, and socioeconomic structures, with emphasis on Mayan and Aztec cultures, followed by the Spanish conquest, daily life during the colonial era, the struggle for independence from Spain, reforms under President Benito Juarez (Mexico's "Abraham Lincoln"), and the Porfirio Diaz dictatorship leading to the Mexican Revolution. The class delves into the lives of protagonists of the revolution such as Francisco Madero, Emiliano Zapata, and Pancho Villa, as well as the revolutionary murals of Rivera, Orozco, and Sigueros and the artistic works of Posada and Frida Kahlo . The course concludes with analyses of the Zapatista Movement, NAFTA, and vital immigration issues. (Same course as LAS 9-349.) Prerequisite: Writing-desginated course (W). RIDGEWAY

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
9-349. Advanced Topic: The History of Mexico. Examination of the indigenous world, including ancient religious, social, family, and socioeconomic structures, with emphasis on Mayan and Aztec cultures, followed by the Spanish conquest, daily life during the colonial era, the struggle for independence from Spain, reforms under President Benito Juarez (Mexico's "Abraham Lincoln"), and the Porfirio Diaz dictatorship leading to the Mexican Revolution. The class delves into the lives of protagonists of the revolution such as Francisco Madero, Emiliano Zapata, and Pancho Villa, as well as the revolutionary murals of Rivera, Orozco, and Sigueros and the artistic works of Posada and Frida Kahlo . The course concludes with analyses of the Zapatista Movement, NAFTA, and vital immigration issues. (Same course as HIS 9-349.) Prerequisite: Writing-desginated course (W). RIDGEWAY

MUSIC
9-275. Topic: Music in Europe. This course is a music performance tour in Italy that will focus on vocal and instrumental chamber music. The tour will include visits to Rome, Florence, and Venice, as well as concert venues in the hill towns of Tuscany. Content will emphasize the evolution of Western Music in the context of historical, artistic, and cultural development, and will include in particular the influences of Renaissance, Roman, and Etruscan art and architecture. The course is credit/no credit; enrollment is by permission of the instructors. Singers will be selected from Chamber Singers. Audition is required. Registration will entail an anticipated additional cost of $3,500, with a first installment due on October 1, 2004. (Fine Arts) HEARNE, M./HEARNE, L.

SOCIOLOGY
9-259. Topic: Immigration and the Formation of Global Communities. This course provides a comparative multi-disciplinary perspective on international migration and immigrant settlement strategies, with a focus on Western Europe and the United States. Key questions include: how does the host society react socially and politically to increasing numbers of immigrants? How do immigrants attempt to maintain social relations and cultural links with their home countries? How is immigration a "gendered" experience? How do restrictive immigration and border control policies affect the social rights of immigrants? Course topics cover main theoretical debates within the field of international migration: the formation of transnational communities; the role of networks of immigrant support; the segmentation of the job market across gender, class and ethnicity; the informal economy; the adaptation process of second-generation immigrants; and "welfare-dependence" discourses. We will address such hotly debated issues as to whether or not undocumented immigrants to California should be able to obtain driver's licenses, whether headscarves should or should not be banned from public schools in France, and whether undocumented immigrants to Spain should be held in detention centers at airports. Readings will include ethnographies as well as theoretical, analytical, and descriptive papers. Prerequisites: SOC 101, ANT 101, EST 123, or permission of instructor. (Social Science) Escandell [Organization]