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  • Milicevic, Liz (January , 2015)
    The three main players in the field of abstract algebra are groups, rings, and fields. Having studied groups in depth last semester, this course opens with an introduction to rings and fields, and then proceeds to put ...
  • Hall, Barbara (September , 2014)
    This seminar explores major themes in and ethnographically grounded perspectives on the academic study of the United States. We will do so primarily (although not exclusively) through the disciplinary lenses available to ...
  • Oberfield, Zachary (January , 2016)
    The main question of this course is simple: what motivates congressional behavior? However, simple questions often have complicated answers and that is certainly true in the case of Congress. To answer our main question, ...
  • Oberfield, Zachary (September , 2015)
    This course will introduce you to the American political system and the core theories that seek to explain U.S. politics. We will cover basic information, like what Congress does and how the Electoral College operates, as ...
  • Oberfield, Zachary (September , 2014)
    This course will introduce you to the American political system and the core theories that seek to explain U.S. politics. We will cover basic information, like what Congress does and how the Electoral College operates, as ...
  • Manning, Robert (September , 2015)
  • Sabloff, Josh (September , 2014)
    When you first took calculus, there were probably many things that you understood at a mostly intuitive level — like limits' or the fact that a function with a positive derivative is increasing — or believed because your ...
  • Manning, Robert (January , 2016)
  • Sabloff, Jeff (January , 2015)
    Last semester was dedicated to building up an abstract framework through which to understand the underpinnings of Calculus. The central ideas were the limiting process and completeness, the topology of normed vector spaces ...
  • Macbeth, Danielle (January , 2015)
    Although language has always mattered to philosophy, only in the twentieth century did it become a recognized sub-field of philosophy. For almost the whole of the twentieth century, the philosophy of language was a defining ...
  • Germany, Robert (September , 2014)
    How can a text be both ancient and novel? In this class we will explore the earliest prose fiction in the Western world. We will consider the relationship of the novel to other ancient genres, especially regarding its ...
  • Ngwane, Zolani (September , 2014)
    This course will examine a few South African novels written by black authors from the early part of the 20th century to the present. The underlying argument of the course is that literature has ethnographic value, not ...
  • Saleh, Zainab (September , 2014)
    This course surveys anthropological approaches to the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on themes of representation and power. The course begins with the emergence of the concept of the Middle East in the mid ...
  • Shipley, Jesse (September , 2014)
    This course traces the trickster as important to the development of 20th century thinking. The trickster figure in anthropology, folklore, and religious studies has been used to examine how a society understands itself. ...
  • Stauffer, Jill (January , 2016)
    This is a course in applied ethics geared toward 1) introducing students to major schools of ethical thought in the western tradition, 2) helping students understand ethical arguments about peace, justice and human rights, ...
  • Tecosky-Feldman, Jeff (January , 2015)
    This course is an introduction to the basic techniques of calculus, with a strong emphasis on applications. The first step in being able to apply mathematical techniques to real-world problems is the development of a ...
  • Miao, Weiwen (September , 2014)
  • Alm, Charlotte (September , 2014)
    The course is an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology and to applied social psychology. The latter is concerned with analyzing and understanding social and personal problems as well as developing ...
  • Manning, Robert (May , 2015)
    This course will be an introduction to statistics, focusing on a limited set of commonly seen statistical questions, so that we can get to “hypothesis tests” quickly. This will enable you to complete your own statistical ...
  • Smith, Jakov (January , 2015)
    This course provides an introduction to basic research methods and resources in the field of East Asian studies. Our source materials include a survey history of East Asia; monographic and article-length studies of ...

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