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plantation times. Course readings, visits, films, lectures, and interaction with students
         from other courses and areas would enrich the uniqueness of our own course.
         Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the course cost,
         or a minimum of $150 will be due on Monday, April 11th and must be paid using the
         online system. (Humanities) OCHOA-SHIVAPOUR

         LAS 349-7. Topic: Cuba: Collision of Cultures
         In the 1940s, Cuban intellectual Fernando Ortiz compared Cuban culture to a stew called
         “ajiaco.” In this stew – which is composed of Indian, African, and European elements –
         each ingredient maintains its own particular flavors while combining into a new whole.
         One can also continuously add new ingredients to the stew as it is being served, making
         it constantly replenishable. Ortiz named this cultural synthesis “transculturation.” In this
         course, we will use “transculturation” as a guiding concept to help us navigate our
         analysis of Cuban history, music, film, literature, and politics. Prerequisites: Writing
         course. (Humanities) MOSIER

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

         MAT 105-1. Counting to Infinity in 18 days (FYS)
         The idea of infinity has fascinated humanity since the beginning of time. Small children
         want to know what the largest number is and are amazed that there is no largest number.
         In popular culture, Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story” is associated with the phrase “To
         infinity … and beyond!” But what is beyond infinity? For that matter, what exactly is
         infinity? This course will investigate the mathematics of infinity as well as mathematics
         and mathematicians in the context of their time and culture. Students will have the
         opportunity to creatively investigate aspects of infinity that interest them. The
         mathematics covered is accessible, exciting and mathematically significant. Students will
         be expected to enroll in an online learning community and will receive ¼ additional
         adjunct course credit for their participation during the fall semester. (FYS) FREEMAN

         MAT 256-1. Topic: Mathematical Models in Biology
         An introduction to the development, use, and analysis of mathematical models in the
         biological sciences. Mathematical tools such as discrete and continuous dynamical
         systems, linear algebra, phase portraits, stochastic algorithms that are necessary to
         analyze and interpret biological models may be covered. Biological topics may include
         single species and interacting population dynamics, modeling infectious diseases,
         enzyme kinetics, and quantitative genetics. Prerequisites: MAT 120, MAT 121, a score of
         at least 3 on the AP Calc AB exam, or permission of the instructor. (Mathematics)
         SKORCZEWSKI

         STA 255-5. Topic: Dealing with Data
         Managing and interpreting an overwhelming amount of raw data is part of the
         foundation of our information society and economy. People use computers and statistics
         to translate, process, and visualize raw data, enabling new understandings that in turn
         contribute new knowledge to the world. This course will look at these topics from both a
         statistical and a computer science perspective. Statistics will inform the discussion about
         what appropriate goals are for learning from the data and how the data will answer the
         questions raised. The computer science perspective will help us figure out which goals

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