A survey of economic analysis and institutions combining economic theory with a discussion of applications to the U. S. economic system for majors and non-majors. The course will include an introduction to both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics: Study of the behavior of consumers and firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets, and the consequences of this behavior for resource allocation and income distribution. Consideration of government’s role in competitive and noncompetitive markets.
This is the second of a two-course sequence of selected topics enables students to develop critical knowledge of biblical texts and post-biblical traditions by helping them understand how these works and their histories of reception inform interpretive contexts. Students will acquire skills in critical thinking, analysis, reading, and writing that will equip them to recognize the relevance of the academic study of biblical texts and religion.
This course is designed for the non-psychology major and will examine a different general-interest topic each time it is taught. Students will be exposed to the five major theoretical perspectives and to research methods as they pertain to a thematic topic such as ‘close relationships,’ ‘psychology of the self,’ ‘drugs, brain, and behavior,’ etc.
A course that develops the ability to read and think critically, to employ discussion and writing as a means of exploring and refining
ideas, and to express those ideas in effective prose. Individual sections of the course will explore different topics in reading, discussion,
and writing. Topics are selected by individual professors and are designed to help students develop transferable skills of analysis and
argumentation, applicable to the various disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences. Several papers will be required, at least one of which
An alternative to FYWS 151 offered to outstanding first-year writers, by invitation from the Director of College Writing. The course is
limited to 12 students who meet as a class once a week and individually with the instructor or in small groups with the Writing Fellow
once a week. Students will turn in 4 one-page themes each week. Some research will be required, and students will use their daily themes
as the basis for two longer papers: one at mid term and the other at the end of the semester. Students may not take both FYWS 151 and
Examination of such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures of the
Holocaust, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, the impact of technological modernization on the Final Solution, and
resistance to the Nazis. Materials will include non-fictional texts, literature, art, and music. All materials and discussions in English.
German 342 is reserved for majors and minors, who will do substantial portions of the work for the course in German.
Emphasis on the Grimms’ tales: theoretical approaches to the tales from the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as later
adaptations. All materials and discussions in English. German 344 is reserved for majors and minors, who will do substantial portions of
the work for the course in German.
A study of the most difficult aspects of the Spanish language with emphasis on the four skills of speaking, understanding spoken
Spanish, writing, and reading. Special attention is given to the idiomatic character of the language. Text materials deal with civilization
and current events. Aural comprehension and oral production are stressed in 301; composition is stressed in 302, a writing intensive
course. These courses need not be taken in sequence. While students may take both courses, either one will satisfy a minor/major
The writings of Adam Smith and of Karl Marx had a profound and lasting influence on the way people think about the world. The
Industrial Revolution that took place in the interim between the publications of the works of these two thinkers literally changed the
world. This course focuses on the most important works of Smith and Marx and on the economic events taking place in eighteenth and
nineteenth century England that continue to affect the way we think and live. The works of other Classical Economists are also
examined. (Course offered in alternate years.)
This course uses the tools of economic analysis to explore the long-run determinants of economic growth and the implications for
policymaking today. Focus is on long-run economic change and the development of the American economy. Specific topics include the
history and development of economic institutions, the American colonial experience, early American industrialization, slavery, the
Progressive Era, the Great Depression, and the Southern economy. (Course offered in alternate years.)