A Supplementary Catalogue listing all permanent changes to the curriculum made since the publication of the 1996-1998 Catalogue.
CHANGES TO THE August 1997-98 Term Table:
*CHE 8-121-B Chemical Principles I STAFF becomes *CHE 8-121-B
*CSC 3-131 Computing Practice and Perspectives HANSEL becomes CSC 3-131 KOBUS
*CSC 9-131 Computing Practice and Perspectives CANCELED
*EDU 5-215 Educational Psychology HARRIMAN becomes *EDU 5-215 KELLY
*EDU 9-230 Exceptional Learner HARRIMAN becomes *EDU 9-230 KELLY
EDU 1-410-E Student Teaching I HARRIMAN becomes EDU 1-410-E STAFF
EDU 2-420-E Student Teaching I HARRIMAN becomes EDU 2-420-E STAFF
EDU 3-430-E Student Teaching I HARRIMAN/LUCK becomes EDU 3-430-E LUCK/STAFF
EDU 6-440 Student Teaching IV HARRIMAN becomes EDU 6-440 STAFF
*ENG 4-111-A New Title Memoir JONES
*ENG 5-111-B Reading Poetry LIU becomes ENG 5-111-B Composition & Literature CHASAN
*ENG 6-111-A Composition & Literature STAFF becomes *ENG 6-111-A The Fiction of Joseph Conrad PAYVANDI
ENG 6-211 English Survey I EVANS becomes ENG 6-211 CHASAN
*ENG 7-111-B New Title Reading Poetry LIU
ADD *ENG 7-111-C Multicultural Literature: Poetry, Memoir & Fiction LAU
ADD *ENG 8-111-A Reading Poetry LIU
*ENG 8-111-B Memoir JONES becomes History, Biography & Cultural Identity CHASAN
ENG 4-211 English Survey I STAFF becomes ENG 4-211 VON SNEIDERN
*EST 6-259 Interethnic Family & Kinship MONAGAN becomes *EST 5-259 MONAGAN
FRE 5-102 Beginning French II STAFF becomes FRE 5-102 SUCHENSKI
FRE 6-102 Beginning French II STAFF becomes FRE 6-102 SUCHENSKI
FRE 9-327 Baroque & Neoclassicism: 17th Century Lit CANCELED
*HIS 3-116 Introductory Seminar: The Holocaust CANCELED
*INT 4-112 Cultural Geography CANCELED
ADD *INT 9-231 Theatre for Social Change DONALDSON
INT 5-283 Seminar on Community Service CANCELED
ADD MUS 5-270/370 Special Topics: Music of Trinidad and Tobago HEARNE, M.
MUS 6-301 Elementary School Music STAFF becomes MUS 6-301 BERGMAN
MUS 5-728 Opera Workshop CANCELED
(will be replaced by MUS 718, 1/4 adjunct credit. Please contact Jonathon Thull, Armstong 210, x4263 for more information.)
PED 7-365 Wellness Seminar STAFF becomes PED 7-365 BALES
*PSY 4-277 Child Psychology STAFF becomes *PSY 4-277 SIA
*REL 2-101 Introduction to Religion CANCELED
ADD SPA 3-102-A Beginning Spanish II FARRINGTON-CLUTE
SPA 3-102-B Beginning Spanish II STAFF becomes SPA 3-102-B MORATO-LARA
SPA 5-102-A Beginning Spanish II SALAZAR becomes SPA 5-102-A MARTINEZ
SPA 5-102-B Beginning Spanish II STAFF becomes SPA 5-102-B ROSALES
SPA 7-102 Beginning Spanish II STAFF becomes SPA 7-102 MORATO-LARA
ADD SPA 8-103-B Beginning Spanish III MORATO-LARA
SPA 2-205 Intermediate Spanish MARTINEZ becomes SPA 2-205 SALAZAR
ADD SPA 6-205-B Intermediate Spanish MORATO-LARA
CHANGES IN ACADEMIC POLICY:
The Dean's List: Twice each year the Dean of the College recognizes those students who have earned superior grades during the previous semester and enrolls them on the Dean's List based upon their semester grade point average. Highest Honors 4.00; High Honors 3.80-3.99; Honors 3.60-3.79. To be considered for the Dean's List, students must earn grade point credit in at least four terms during the semester (Terms I-IV for the first semester, Terms V-IX for the second semester) and must not earn any grades of F, NC, W or WR, nor have an unresolved Incomplete on their record. Grades earned in music lessons and ensembles are also calculated. The final grade earned in Term V will be used for the purpose of computing the first-semester average of a student who either takes a vacation or receives a WH or CR in Terms I, II, III, or IV; and when so used will not be included again in calculating the second-semester average.
Double-counting of Courses across Majors and Minors: When there is an overlap between courses required or accepted for a major in one department or program and a minor in another, at least two upper-level courses must be taken beyond the courses counted toward the major in order to earn the minor in the other department or program.
Bachelor of Arts Requirements: PED 101 - Lifetime Physical Fitness and Activities is no longer required for the B.A. degree.
CHANGES IN MAJORS AND MINORS:
Art (minors): Two minors are available. No courses,
except ART 103 and ART 104, may be counted toward more than one
minor under the supervision of the Department of Art.
Art History: A minimum of six course credits which include at least four Art History courses (ART 251-271) and two studio courses (ART 103-238 and ART 307-335), one of which must be ART 103 or ART 104. Tutorials (ART 291,390,391) in Art History or Studio Art will not be counted toward fulfillment of the minor.
Biology (minor): A minimum of seven course credits which include BIO 141-142 and CHE 121-122. Students may elect either of the following two ways to complete the minor: (1) CHE 225, BIO 205 and BIO 315; or (2) BIO 321 plus two additional upper-level elective courses in Biology. Environmental Studies majors may receive a minor in Biology by completing the first track, or by completing the second track only if the two upper-level elective biology courses completed are courses not counted toward the Environmental Studies major.
Chemistry (minor): A minimum of five course credits in Chemistry which include CHE 202 and at least three additional courses numbered 200 or higher.
Classical Studies (minor): A minimum of five course credits which include two courses in either Latin or Greek at or above the 200 level; one course credit in Greek and Roman literature in English translation; and two other courses approved for the Classical Studies major.
Computer Science (minor): A minimum of six course credits in Computer Science which include CSC 140, 151, 216, 218, and at least two 300-level CSC courses other than CSC 390; also MAT 141.
English (minor): A minimum of six course credits which include two courses selected from among ENG 210, 211, and 212; and four courses selected from at least two of the following groups: ENG 321-326, 328-336, 343-351, and 361-372.
French (major): For students who entered Cornell 1996-97, FRE 311 is required to complete the French major. Students who entered prior to 1996-97 are not required to complete FRE 311, but are encouraged to do so if they have had fewer than three upper-level literature courses. In addition, FRE 311 is now a prerequisite for all upper-level French literature courses.
French (minor): A minimum of five course credits in French at or above the 300 level, which include FRE 301, 303, and 311.
Geology (minor): A minimum of eight course credits in Geology which include GEO 111, 112, 212, 215, 217 and three electives, at least two of which must be at or above the 300 level. Supporting coursework in other sciences and mathematics is recommended.
German (minor): A minimum of five course credits in German at or above the 300 level, including GER 301.
International Business (major): Please note that the Marketing course required for the major is ECB 245, Introduction to Marketing (not ECB 345, Marketing Management).
Latin American Studies (major): A minimum of nine course credits from at least four departments participating in the Latin American Studies program; no more than three such courses may be in any one department. A study experience in a Latin American country is strongly recommended. The requirements are: I) SPA 301, or equivalent in Portuguese, or 302; II) LAS/HIS 141; III) Six courses selected from the following (not more than two asterisked courses may be counted): ANT 203, 204, *314; ART 202 or 302 when taught in Mexico; ECB *213, 263; HIS/LAS 349; POL *343, 345, 346, *348; REL 355; SPA 355, 356, 385, *352, 311/411 when the subject matter deals specifically with Latin America; a maximum of two appropriate independent studies; relevant courses taken as part of an off-campus program and approved by the LAS Committee; with the approval of the LAS Committee, other courses not listed here but deemed relevant to Latin American Studies; IV) LAS 487.
Latin American Studies (minor): A minimum of five course credits and language proficiency to include: I) 205-level proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese; II) LAS/HIS 141; III) Four courses in at least two different departments, selected from ANT 203,204; ART 202 or 302 (when taught in Mexico); ECB 263; HIS/LAS 349; POL 345, 346; REL 355; SPA 355, 356, 311/411 (when the subject matter deals specifically with Latin America); a maximum of one appropriate Independent Study; relevant courses taken as part of an off-campus program and approved by the LAS Committee.
Mathematics (minor): A minimum of five course credits in Mathematics which include MAT 221, 223, and at least two 300-level mathematics courses.
Music (minor): A minimum of six course credits in Music which include MUS 110, 210, 310, and at least three additional courses in Music at or above the 200 level, selected in consultation with and approval by the department.
Philosophy (major): A minimum of nine course credits in Philosophy which include PHI 111 and 202; either 203 or 204; two courses selected from 302, 304, 305 and 306; and four additional courses in Philosophy, at least three of which must be at the 300 level.
Philosophy (minor): A minimum of six courses in Philosophy which include PHI 111 and 202; either 203 or 204; either 302 or 304 or 305 or 306; and two additional 300-level courses in Philosophy.
Physics (minor): A minimum of five course credits in Physics which include PHY 111, 112, 114, 303, and at least one other course in Physics at or above the 300 level.
Politics (major): Clarification of Major Requirements affecting students who complete internship programs in Washington, D.C.: Questions have arisen concerning the extent to which internship credits undertaken in Washington, D.C., through the Washington Center or Capital Experience programs count toward fulfilling major requirements in the Department of Politics. Students participating in semester-long programs typically earn three course credits for the internship proper and one course credit for an academic course. Not all internship experiences available through these off-campus programs are politics-related, but when they are, the Department recognizes the course credits earned as Politics course credits and counts a maximum of two such credits toward the eight course credits required for a major. Course credits earned for political internships do not fulfill the major's requirements for subfield distribution or for a minimum of four 300-level courses. Not all academic courses available through these off-campus programs are politics-related, but when a course is politics-related, the Department recognizes the course credit earned as a Politics course credit. This credit may be used to fulfill the major's subfield distribution requirement, and it will be counted toward the major's required minimum of four 300-level courses.
Politics (minor): Three minors, corresponding to the three
subfields in the department, are available. No course may be counted
toward more than one minor under the supervision of the Department
Political Thought -- A minimum of five course credits in Political Thought, at least three of which must be at the 300 level. The Constitutional Law courses [POL 361, 365, and 366] may be counted toward the minor in Political Thought.
International Relations and Comparative Government -- A minimum of five course credits in International Relations and Comparative Government, at least three of which must be at the 300 level. An appropriate internship may be substituted for one of the five courses. Not available to students with an International Relations major.
American Politics -- A minimum of five course credits in American Politics, at least three of which must be at the 300 level. An appropriate internship may be substituted for one of the five courses.
Psychology (minor): A minimum of five course credits in Psychology which include PSY 161, at least one 200-level course, and two 300-level courses. Although students who are completing the minor are encouraged to enroll in the following courses for their own interest, these courses may not be included in the five course credits required for the minor: PSY 390, 394, and 480. A student must be a declared major in order to enroll in PSY 483.
Religion (minor): A minimum of five course credits in Religion which include REL 101; one course in the Bible (REL 211,212,251,252, or 253); three 300-level courses with one in each of the subfields: Judaic Studies (REL 321); Christian Studies (REL 332,333, or 334); and Comparative Religion (REL 326,331, or 355).
Russian (minor): A minimum of five course credits in Russian which include RUS 103, 205, 301, 311, and one course selected from Russian at the 300 level or HIS 321, HIS 322 or HIS 323. Note: The Russian minor is not available to students with a Russian Studies major.
Sociology (minor): A minimum of six course credits in Sociology which include SOC 101, 387, 398, and one course selected from each of the three areas (Hierarchy and Inequality; Social Organization and Social Control; and Socialization, the Life Course, and Small Group Behavior). SOC 390, 480, and 485 may not be counted toward the minor. SOC 411 is not open to Sociology minors. Note: The Sociology minor is not available to students with a Sociology/Anthropology major.
Spanish (minor): A minimum of five course credits in Spanish at or above the 300 level. One elective upper division course relevant to Spanish studies in another area, approved by the Department, may be substituted for a Spanish course.
Women's Studies (minor): A minimum of five course credits which include WST 171, 271, one Advanced Topics course at the 300 level, and two additional courses selected from the Women's Studies topics courses or other departmental courses approved for Women's Studies credit. These two additional courses may not be counted toward a major in another department or program.
OFF-CAMPUS COURSES TAUGHT BY CORNELL FACULTY 1997/98:
ANT 8-204 Cultures of Mesoamerica & The Andes (in Guatemala)
BIO 6-485 Biological Problems (in Ecuador)
EDU 6-480 Environmental Outdoor Education Internship (in Wisconsin)
HIS 9-305 Science and Religion in the 17th Century (at the Newberry Library, Chicago)
MUS 7-361 Topics in Music History: Wagner & Wagnerism (at the Newberry Library, Chicago)
SPA 7-201/ SPA 7-303 Basic/Advanced Spanish Abroad (in Guatemala)
SPA 7-381 Peninsular Culture and Civilization (in Spain)
CHANGES IN DEPARTMENTAL LISTINGS AND NEW COURSES:
8-204. Cultures of Mesoamerica & the Andes (in Guatemala). From March 1 to April 24 (Blocks Seven and Eight), an opportunity to study Spanish and Anthropology in Antigua, Guatemala. For the first four weeks, students earn one credit in Spanish at any level while studying intensively, one-on-one, with a trained Guatemalan Spanish instructor. During the second month, students will study anthropology, taking ANT 204 with Prof. Jeffrey Ehrenreich. Some supplementary lectures by local experts, films, and field trips will be scheduled. There will be opportunities for sightseeing and excursions into the surrounding areas of Antigua, which contain villages of native Mayan peoples. Students will live in the homes of Guatemalan families during their course of study. Antigua has been described as a "small, cobblestoned Spanish Colonial city." The estimated costs for the two month trip are $2,300.00, which includes:
--travel between Cedar Rapids/Chicago and Antigua, Guatemala
--intensive Spanish instruction for four weeks (1 credit)
--food and lodging in a Guatemalan home
--anthropology instruction for four weeks (1 credit)
--program fees and fees for additional programs
Other expenses: students will incur extra costs in Guatemala of about $30.00-$50.00 each week. For further information, contact Prof. Jeffrey Ehrenreich, College 109, ext. 4482. No prerequisites. All Cornell students are eligible to participate. See also SPA 7-201/303.
5-259 Interethnic Family and Kinship: A Multicultural Approach. After a general examination of family and kinship systems cross-culturally, the course will focus on mixed families in the United States, the West Indies, and Brazil. Multiethnic, binational, and interracial marriages will be studied to learn more about kinship, syncretism, social stratification, values, and the cultural definitions of race, color, and ethnicity. Anthropological, sociological, and literary sources will be used. This course has no prerequisites and is appropriate for all Cornell students at all stages of their careers. It will be of special interest to students studying the social sciences, especially ethnic studies, anthropology, women's studies, and sociology. (Social Science) MONAGAN (same course as EST 5-259)
238. Papermaking. Prerequisite: any one of the following courses: ART 103,104,231,232,235, or 237.
7-260. Twentieth Century Art. Taught yearly (not alternate years).
267. American Art. Visual arts of the American Colonies and United States through the 19th century. Alternate years. (Humanities)
312. Sculpture--Casting. Taught alternate years (not yearly).
9-332 Plant Taxonomy. Class will spend the first week of the block at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.
5-334. Biochemistry. Prerequisites: CHE 202, CHE 234 (or BIO 205), and CHE 327.
Beginning classical Greek is being offered in 1997/98 instead of Latin. The three-course sequence (GRE 101,102,205) is an introduction to ancient Greek and prepares students to read authors such as Plato, Sophocles, Herodotus, and the New Testament. Successful completion of all three courses fulfills the B.A. foreign language requirement. No previous foreign language experience is presumed. The Latin sequence will again be offered in 1998/99.
7-243 African-Americans and Mass Communication. Consideration of the African-American experience in four areas of mass communication: radio/music; television/cable; film; and print media. Images and messages concerning African-American culture in the United States from a historical and contemporary perspective will be examined. HEMPHILL
ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
6-245. Introduction to Marketing. Investigation of the modern marketing orientation towards business management. Study of the basic theories, tools, and methods of marketing. Exploration of the contribution of the social sciences to the development of marketing practices. Prerequisite: ECB 102. (Social Science) URQUHART
345. Marketing Management. Application of quantitative and other advanced tools to market decision-making. Extensive use of case studies. Opportunity to participate in term-long class group projects, providing marketing assistance to small business, non-profit organizations and community groups. Prerequisite: ECB 245. (Social Science) URQUHART
2-111-B Reading Drama. An introduction to modern and contemporary drama through close reading of selected plays, with examination of dramatic construction, thematic concerns, cultural contexts, and related critical readings. RECKLING
9-111-B Reading Drama. See description above.
4-111-A Memoir. Students will read a variety of memoirs in order to pursue questions fundamental to both the study of self-representation and literature in general. First among these questions is: what separates memoir from fiction? While each memoir raises its own discrete set of questions, all of them ask us to consider the relationship of memory to history. Other connections investigated will include: the impact of gender, race, and other identificatory markers on the writing self, representations of the individual in a communal context, and the relationship of trauma to personal narrative. Authors include Maya Angelou, Gloria Anzaldua, Zora Neale Hurston, Susanna Kaysen, Maxine Hong Kingston, Audre Lorde, Elie Wiesel, and Virginia Woolf. JONES
8-111-B. Memoir. See description above.
5-111-A Jane Austen in Print and Film. In the last five years, Jane Austen's novels have received extensive treatment on film. This course will ask several questions of this phenomenon: Why, at this point in history, have Austen's novels become such a popular source of entertainment? what makes one film a superior adaptation and another less successful? What are the difficulties in translating Austen's novels to film, and how do filmmakers respond to these challenges? We will look at at least three of Austen's novels and their film adaptations, including Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Persuasion. EVANS
9-111-A Jane Austen in Print and Film. See description above.
4-329. Eighteenth Century Fiction. A study of the "rise of the novel," including such authors as Behn, Defoe, the Fieldings, Richardson, Burney, Sterne, Edgeworth, and Austen, in the context of the social changes that promoted this generic innovation. Prerequisite: ENG 111. (Humanities) EVANS
1-351. African-American Literature: African-American Women Writers and Directors. Essays, fiction, and film by Audre Lorde, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Julie Dash, and others. Prerequisite: ENG 111. (Humanities) HANKINS
7-372. Film and Film Criticism: Women Directors. Innovative women in film including Dulac, Deren, Riefenstahl, Camption, Dash, Reiniger, Rozema, Potter, Gorris, Dorrie, and others. Prerequisite: ENG 111. (Humanities) HANKINS
9-374. Feminist Artists in Fabric, Fiction and Film. Why are domestic arts (such as quilting, embroidering and fabric arts) trashed by the high art tradition? Can art work? (and still be art)? Can art be domestic? (and still be art)? Can it be done by women? Collectively? What are some ways fabric art can have a feminist message? What is the hidden text of samplers? What writers "sow wild oats" in their fiction? Did you know the suffragettes embroidered radical hankies while in prison? In this course we will grapple with these topics in challenging and innovative ways, including sewing hands-on fabric art (individual and perhaps group projects), exploring feminist art theory and ideology, viewing films about The Guerrilla Girls and films about fabric arts, taking field trips (to Artemisia and A.R.C. galleries in Chicago and the Chicago Art Institute), and reading literature, literary theory, and criticism by writers such as Alice Walker, Virginia Woolf, Katherine Anne Porter, and others. Prerequisite: ENG 111 (Humanities) HANKINS/MCCARTY
4-123. Introduction to Ethnic Studies. The course this fall will use a historical approach to analyze the changing and often contested meanings of ethnicity and race in the United States. The course will begin with an overview of how race and ethnicity have historically been defined and understood by Americans. The latter part of the course will be devoted to an in-depth analysis of how race and ethnicity have been represented in American popular culture during the 20th century. PINTAR
5-259 Interethnic Family and Kinship: A Multicultural Approach. After a general examination of family and kinship systems cross-culturally, the course will focus on mixed families in the United States, the West Indies, and Brazil. Multiethnic, binational, and interracial marriages will be studies to learn more about kinship, syncretism, social stratification, values, and the cultural definitions of race, color, and ethnicity. Anthropological, sociological, and literary sources will be used. This course has no prerequisites and is appropriate for all Cornell students at all stages of their careers. It will be of special interest to students studying the social sciences, especially ethnic studied sociology. (Social Science) MONAGAN (same course as ANT 5-259)
5-311. Introduction to Literature. Introduction to the genres and major literary movements in French literature. Course centers on a theme, showing its treatment by authors in different periods. Development of reading strategies and skills, with attention to the advanced grammar needed for literary texts. Intensive writing to teach students the methods of analyzing and researching literatures. Prerequisite: FRE 301 or permission of the instructor. (Humanities) BONEY
5-105 Marine Science. An introduction to the global marine environment, with emphasis on sea floor dynamics, submarine topography and sediments, the nature and circulation of oceanic waters, coastal processes, marine biologic productivity, coral reefs and pollution and exploitation of the oceans by humans. One field trip to the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago. (Science) GREENSTEIN
4-101. Europe: 800-1300. An introduction to the principal cultural and intellectual developments in Western Europe and the Mediterranean world from Charlemagne to mediaeval and scholastic culture. (Humanities) WADDELL
9-305. Science and Religion in the Seventeenth Century. A study of the relationship between developments in science and religion in Western Europe in the 17th century, through a reading of primary texts. The course meets at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Each student undertakes a research project using the resources of the Library. Prerequisite: HIS 102 or HIS 202. (Humanities) CARROLL
8-313. God and Physics from Aquinas to Quantum Mechanics. A history of the relationship between physics and theology since the 13th century, with special attention to the ways in which changing understandings of motion, elementary particles, and cosmology have informed theological reflection. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Humanities) In 1997/98 the course will be team taught by Professor Carroll and Professor P.E. Hodgson, Department of Physics, University of Oxford.
6-353. Civil War and Reconstruction. In 1997/98 only the course will focus almost entirely upon Abraham Lincoln. In addition to reading a biography of Lincoln, students will consider topics including Lincoln and the causes of the war, his presidency, Lincoln and civil liberties, and the Gettysburg Address. (Humanities) LUCAS
8-356. African-Americans in U.S. History. Topic for 1997/98 will be "Slavery."
1-357. Seminar in American History: Gender and Society--The Victorian Era. This course will explore the fundamental ways in which gender, or the social constructions of both masculinity and femininity, impacted American society during the 19th century. Using the emergence of industrial capitalism and evolution of separate spheres ideology as context, topics of analysis will include rituals of romance and courtship, debates over the propriety of such masculine activities as bare-knuckle boxing, and societal preoccupation with serial murders of "immoral" women. (Humanities) PINTAR
4-357. Seminar in American History: the Constitution and Racism--The Japanese-American Experience. The suspension of the Constitution on the basis of race and military necessity remains one of the most dramatic and serious chapters in American racism. The seminar examines the roots of anti-Asian sentiment, the Chinese and Japanese immigration, and the denial of basic civil liberties to Japanese-Americans in 1942. The course considers the role of racism, the President, Congress and Supreme Court as well as the personal dimensions of life in the internment camps. The larger issue of Japanese-American loyalty and military necessity is assessed. Attention is given to the successful efforts to secure "redress" from the U.S. government. Readings from the perspective of sociology, political science, religion, and literature are included together with film and personal witnesses. (Humanities) R. THOMAS
9-231 Theatre for Social Change. "He who practices justice becomes just." (Aristotle) As with multicultural education, Theatre for Social Change seeks to reduce social injustices such as sexism, racism, classism, etc. The art of theatre is an exceptional mechanism to enhance citizenship and educational leadership skills for students. During the course students will explore, through role-play and discussion, historical and contemporary views related to social change. Primary text: Theatre of the Oppressed, by Augusto Boal. No Prerequisites. DONALDSON
Karen Donaldson, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University, has been selected as this year's Distinguished Visiting Professor in Multicultural Studies. She is a nationally known figure in multicultural education and the author of Through Students' Eyes: Combating Racism in United States Schools (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996). Professor Donaldson earned her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts in the area of cultural diversity and curriculum reform, but her undergraduate work was in theatre and dance, and she continues to be involved in arts administration in both areas.
3-263. Women and Music. The roles of women in the history of Western Music with special emphasis on the music of women composers. The course covers diverse figures from mystic nun Hildegard of Bingen and virtuoso pianist Clara Schumann, to jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and performance artist Laurie Anderson. No previous training in music is required. May be counted toward Women's Studies major or minor. (Humanities) WILSON KIMBER
7-361. Topics in Music History: Wagner and Wagnerism (at the Newberry Library, Chicago). (Humanities) J. MARTIN. There has been a steady stream of controversy around Wagner from his own time through the present. His musikdramas (or operas), prose writings, disciples, and enemies have made him one of the most written figures in the history of the world. It is difficult to imagine a figure who has more connections to more areas of study than Wagner. This is why "Wagner and Wagnerism" should be an ideal topic within the humanities for students with a wide number of disciplinary and subject interests. At the Newberry Library, students will be required to write a 20-page paper, share common readings, and study a few of the operas, using videotapes as well as readings. Students from the following disciplinary interests should find this course closely related to work they might wish to do: music, theatre, art, German, English literature, French literature, mythology and classics, history, politics, philosophy, religion, and psychology. Additionally, Wagner scholarship includes feminist scholarship, gender studies, anti-Semitism, biography and autobiography, and American studies.
4-204. Symbolic Logic. A new course: an introduction to formal argument analysis, focusing on sentential logic and predicate logic. WHITE
1-361. Topics in Philosophy: Human Nature. An investigation of the idea of human nature, examining both different conceptions of human nature (from philosophy, psychology, biology) and skepticism about the significance of the concept of human nature. (Humanities) WHITE
7-362. Topics in Philosophy: Relativism, Objectivity and Truth. Relativism is the view that all facts depend on certain ways of perceiving the world. In other words, there is no universal or objective truth, only what is "true for me." As a philosophical doctrine, relativism is most plausible in the areas of aesthetics and morality, where judgments seem to have an irreducibly subjective element. Thus, is there any fact of the matter whether one piece of music is more beautiful than another? But relativism is also increasingly prevalent in areas that have traditionally been considered paradigms of objectivity, including science, metaphysics and logic. In this class we will critically evaluate relativism, as well as its alternatives, in all of these areas. And we will try to find a coherent middle way between extreme relativism and extreme objectivism that preserves the insights of both views. (Humanities) GORHAM
7-338. Advanced Athletic Training. Advanced care and prevention of athletic injuries. The course deals with specific physical conditions, disorders, and injuries common to the athletic setting. Preventative measures, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries are covered in depth. Prerequisite: PED 237. Open only to juniors and seniors, except with permission of instructor. Alternate years. SIMMONS
7-225. Ethics and Public Policy. This class will travel to Washington, D.C. for about one week. There will be an additional charge to cover a portion of the expenses associated with the trip.
5-327. Revolutionary Political Thought. (Formerly POL 227)
3-336. International Relations of the Asian-Pacific Rim. International politics in the Asian-Pacific region since World War II. Considerations include the impact of big-power rivalries, political revolution, economic development, and the globalization of capital. Prerequisite: POL 242. (Social Science) HUANG
2-337. Comparative Government of China and Japan. Comparative of contemporary China and Japan. Considerations include the synthesis of indigenous traditions and imported institutions in each country and the respective roles of China and Japan in world politics and the international economy. Prerequisite: POL 243 (Social Science) HUANG
7-355. Seminar in American Politics. Exploration of an advanced topic in American politics or policy based on the particular expertise of the instructor. Prerequisite: POL 262. (Social Science) STAFF
1-206. History, Crisis and Responsibility I. Why is it said that American "has lost its sense of future," that young people lack historical consciousness, personal commitment -- the hopefulness, idealistic vision, social activism that once motivated Americans? A two-term sequence will probe Western civilization's past and present for answers -- not just in theory , but as practical contribution toward a future of global renewal. This course traces the West's unfolding from origins through the civilizational watershed of the World Wars. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. (Humanities) VERNOFF
3-254. Parables of Jesus. Literary and theological analysis of the parables of Jesus in the New Testament Gospels, including such familiar stories as the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, and the Lost Sheep. An occasional offering. May be counted toward the major in Religion to fulfill the requirement of a 200-level course in Christian Studies. (Humanities) WILLIAMS
9-363. Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. This course examines the historical development of the juvenile justice system, changing definitions of juvenile misconduct, and patterns of delinquent behavior. This course also examines the current organization and functioning of the juvenile justice system in the United States and compares it to systems in other countries. It is anticipated that the course will provide students with exposure to the juvenile justice system through service opportunities and guest speakers. Prerequisite: SOC 101 or sophomore standing. (Social Sciences) CARLSON [Organization]
1-398. Sociological Theory. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor.
3-411. Social Problems and Policy. Prerequisites: SOC 387 and SOC 398. Open only to senior Sociology and Sociology and Anthropology majors.
7-201/303. Basic/Advanced Spanish (in Guatemala). From March 1 to April 24 (Blocks Seven and Eight), an opportunity to study Spanish and Anthropology in Antigua, Guatemala. For the first four weeks, students earn one credit in Spanish at any level while studying intensively, one-on-one, with a trained Guatemalan Spanish instructor. During the second month, students will study anthropology, taking ANT 204 with Prof. Jeffrey Ehrenreich. Some supplementary lectures by local experts, films, and field trips will be scheduled. There will be opportunities for sightseeing and excursions into the surrounding areas of Antigua, which contain villages of native Mayan peoples. Students will live in the homes of Guatemalan families during their course of study. Antigua has been described as a "small, cobblestoned Spanish Colonial city." The estimated costs for the two month trip are $2,300.00, which includes:
--travel between Cedar Rapids/Chicago and Antigua, Guatemala
--intensive Spanish instruction for four weeks (1 credit)
--food and lodging in a Guatemalan home
--anthropology instruction for four weeks (1 credit)
--program fees and fees for additional programs
Other expenses: students will incur extra costs in Guatemala of about $30.00-$50.00 each week. For further information, contact Prof. Jeffrey Ehrenreich, College 109, ext. 4482. No prerequisites. All Cornell students are eligible to participate. See also ANT 8-204.
9-265. Feminist Artists in Fabric, Fiction and Film. see ENG 9-374.
5-378. Advanced Topics: Women and the Law. The relationship between women and "the law" is complex and ambiguous, in theory and in practice. The legal system -- and its ideals of equality, justice, and rights -- have sometimes been effectively used to fight and to remedy oppression of women. Yet some feminist scholars argue that "the law" and legal institutions are themselves oppressive, patriarchal structures, defining women in heterosexist terms and perpetuating male power and domination over women. This course will explore these tensions in the context of practical areas of law with particular significance for women's lives -- including family law, the law of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. We will also consider legal responses to violence against women, the legal regulation of women's reproduction, and the law as it applies to lesbian relationships. Finally, we will consider the law through the perspectives and experiences of women who participate in the legal system as lawyers and judges. IHLAN