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First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2019

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Course Title Co-Req Restrictions Pre-Req Notes
ALST 203 The Caribbean
ANTH 102 Culture,Diversity,Inequality
ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 218 Practices of Peace & Conflict
ARTS 100 Introduction to Studio Art
ARTS 101 Caves to Cathedrals
ARTS 108 Lost in Tibet?: Buddhist Art
ARTS 205 Landscape - 19th Cent Europe
ARTS 212 Collecting Art of South Asia
ARTS 246 From Emperors to Anime
ARTS 255 Museum Exhib: Design, Rhetoric
ARTS 260 Social Practice Art
ARTS 277 Modern Architecture 1880-1970
ASTR 101 Solar System Astronomy Large enrollment section
BIOL 181 Evolution, Ecology, Diversity BIOL 181L Large enrollment section
BIOL 181L Evoln, Ecol, Diversity Lab BIOL 181
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I CHEM 101L
CHEM 101L General Chemistry I Lab CHEM 101
CHEM 111 Chemical Principles CHEM 111L Open to First-Years with AP CHEM score of 4 or 5; open to others with instructor signature
CHEM 111L Chemical Principles Lab CHEM 111
CHIN 121 Elementary Chinese I
CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese I CHIN 122 Prereq or instructor permission required
CLAS 220 Drama and the Greeks! CLAS 220L
CLAS 220L Drama and the Greeks! CLAS 220
CLAS 234 Archaeology of Greece
CORE 103S Remote Sensing of Environment
CORE 110S Discovering Biology
CORE 115S Language Acquisition
CORE 120S Earth Resources
CORE 124S Cells & Human Development
CORE 143S Introduction to Statistics Three years of secondary school mathematics
CORE 151 Legacies of Ancient World
CORE 152 Challenges of Modernity
CORE 154C Indonesia
CORE 157C France
CORE 160C Latin America
CORE 163C The Caribbean
CORE 166C India
CORE 167C Japan
CORE 176C North American Indians
CORE 177C Peru
CORE 177S CritAnalys:NativeAmer Medicine
CORE 177S Critical Analys of Hlth: AIDS
CORE 178S Water
CORE 183C The Middle East
CORE 186S The Rhetoric of Science
CORE 187C Russia: Crossroads East/West
CORE 188C The Iroquois
CORE 198C Cuba
CORE 199C Bolivia
COSC 101 Intro to Computing I COSC 101L
COSC 101L Intro to Computing I Lab COSC 101
COSC 102 Intro to Computing II COSC 102L COSC 101 or equivalent programming experience. Prereq or instructor signature required
COSC 102L Intro to Computing II Lab COSC 102
ECON 151 Introduction to Economics
EDUC 101 The American School
EDUC 101 The American School FSEM 107 Open to 2023 enrolled in FSEM 107 only
ENGL 200 Major British Writers
ENGL 201 American Texts and Contexts
ENGL 202 Justice/Power-Postcolonial Lit
ENGL 203 Arthurian Tradition
ENGL 217 Intro Creative Writing:Fiction
ENGL 219 American Lit & the Environment
ENGL 220 The Booker Prize
ENST 219 American Lit & the Environment
FMST 200 Intro to Film & Media Studies FMST 200L
FMST 200L Required Film Screening FMST 200
FMST 230 LGBTQ Cinema/Transnational
FMST 246 Intro to Performance Studies Seniors require instructor permission
FREN 121 Intro to French Lang & Cultr I See course description for placement info
FREN 201 Intermed French: Conv & Comp Two or three years of secondary-school French, or a one- year college elementary French course
FREN 202 Intermed: Lang, Cultr & Lit Three to four years of secondary-school French, or FREN 201 or equivalent
FREN 352 Lit: Birth of the Modern At least four years of secondary-school French or FREN 202
FREN 354 Lit: The Francophone World At least four years of secondary-school French or FREN 202
FSEM 100 Leg Anc World: Good Society
FSEM 101 Legacies of the Ancient World
FSEM 102 Legacies of the Ancient World
FSEM 103 Legacies of the Ancient World
FSEM 105 Challenges of Modernity
FSEM 106 Challenges of Modernity
FSEM 107 Challenges of Modernity EDUC 101 Linked to EDUC 101 D. Students who take FSEM 107 must also take EDUC 101 D.
FSEM 108 Challenges of Modernity
FSEM 110 Russia: East and West
FSEM 114 Ethiopia
FSEM 115 South Africa
FSEM 119 California
FSEM 122 Ecology & Quality-Environment
FSEM 124 Discover Biol:Invasive Species
FSEM 125 Emerging Tech: Nanotechnology
FSEM 127 It's a Dog's Life
FSEM 129 Reading People
FSEM 130 Energy and Sustainability
FSEM 135 Maps, Technology & Exploration
FSEM 137 Molecules that Rock Your World
FSEM 143 Natrl Disaster:Sci,Media,Movie
FSEM 144 Statistics in Real Life
FSEM 150 Literature and Exile
FSEM 152 Poetry & Revolution
FSEM 155 Intro Philosophical Problems
FSEM 157 Existentialism
FSEM 158 The World's Religions
FSEM 160 Introduction to Studio Art
FSEM 162 Architecture and Conflict
FSEM 163 Intro to Architecture
FSEM 164 Justice/Power-Postcolonial Lit
FSEM 165 Theatre Art/The Actor's Task
FSEM 166 History of Jazz
FSEM 167 Alex the Great: Fact & Fiction
FSEM 168 Masters of the Short Story
FSEM 169 Elementary Japanese I
FSEM 170 The Beatles
FSEM 171 Discovering African Literature
FSEM 174 Deciphering the Sky
FSEM 177 Geology Outdoors FSEM 177L
FSEM 177L Geology Outdoors Fieldtrips FSEM 177
FSEM 183 Archaeology of Death & Burial
FSEM 189 Global War and Society
FSEM 192 LateMedEng:Piety,Imagin&Revolt
FSEM 195 Foundations of Polit Thought
FSEM 197 Economics for Non-Economists
FSEM 199 Challenges of Modernity Open to Benton Scholars Only
GEOG 105 Climate and Society
GEOG 107 Is the Planet Doomed?
GEOL 102 Sustainable Earth Large enrollment section
GEOL 135 Oceanography & Environment Large enrollment section
GEOL 190 Evolution of Planet Earth GEOL 190L Recommended for students interested in concentrating in geology or environmental geology.
GEOL 190L Evolution Planet Earth Lab GEOL 190
GERM 121 Beginning German I
GERM 201 Intermediate German I GERM 122 or equivalent
GERM 351 Intro to German Lit Studies GERM 201 or equivalent
GREK 122 Elementary Classical Greek II GREK 121
HEBR 121 Elementary Hebrew I
HEBR 122 Elementary Hebrew II HEBR 121
HEBR 201 Intermediate Hebrew I HEBR 122
HIST 102 Europe in Crisis since 1815
HIST 104 The United States since 1877
HIST 120 Intro to Museum Studies
HIST 199 History Workshop
HIST 202 Europe in the Middle Ages
HIST 216 US Foreign Policy, 1917-Pres
HIST 241 Life & Death-Early Modern Brit
HIST 243 American Indian History
HIST 248 Women's Lives/Europe:1500-Pres
HIST 251 The Politics of History
HIST 269 History of Modern India
ITAL 121 Elementary Italian I See course description for placement info
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian Two or three years of high school Italian, or ITAL 122, or the equivalent
JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I JAPN 122 or JAPN 124 Prereq or instructor permission required
JWST 204 Jewish Fiction since Holocaust
JWST 222 Comparative Scripture
JWST 283 Experiencing Judaism
LATN 121 Elementary Latin I
LATN 201 Intermediate Latin: Prose LATN 122 or LATN 123 or equivalent
LGBT 220 Exploration in LGBTQ Studies
LGBT 242 Religions of Resistance
MATH 105 Introduction to Statistics Three years of secondary school mathematics Large enrollment section
MATH 161 Calculus I Three years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry
MATH 162 Calculus II MATH 161 (formerly MATH 111) with a grade of C- or higher or equivalent experience in a secondary school calculus course
MATH 163 Calculus III MATH 162 with a grade of C- or higher or equivalent experience in a secondary school calculus course
MIST 121 Elementary Arabic I
MIST 215 Comparative Pol: Middle East
MUSE 120 Intro to Museum Studies
MUSI 203 Harmony I Performance experience required T class meets in JCColgate 108
MUSI 217 Chamber Music I
MUSI 230 University Orchestra I Violin sectionals also meet M 7:00-8:15
MUSI 232 Jazz Performance I
MUSI 234 University Chorus I
MUSI 236 Private Instruction I Student must have been studying at Colgate with their studio instructor for at least two semesters before applying to take lessons for credit. Proposal required.
NAST 243 American Indian History
PCON 111 Intro Peace & Conflict Studies
PCON 218 Practices of Peace & Conflict
PHIL 101 Intro Philosophical Problems
PHIL 111 Ethics
PHIL 225 Logic I
PHYS 111 Fundamental Physics I PHYS 111L
PHYS 111L Fundamental Physics I Lab PHYS 111
PHYS 131 Atoms and Waves PHYS 131L Students who plan to continue into PHYS 232 should co-register for MATH 161 Large enrollment section
PHYS 131L Atoms and Waves Laboratory PHYS 131
POSC 150 America as a Democracy Large enrollment section
POSC 151 Politics and Moral Vision
POSC 153 Intro to Comparative Politics
POSC 210 Congress
POSC 215 Comparative Pol: Middle East
POSC 232 Fundmtls Int'l Relations
PSYC 150 Intro to Psychological Science Large enrollment section; Juniors and Seniors need instructor permission
RELG 101 The World's Religions
RELG 102 Religion & Contemporary World
RELG 222 Comparative Scripture
RELG 244 African Amer Religious Exper
RELG 265 Global Bioethics and Religion
RELG 282 Islamic Traditions
RELG 283 Experiencing Judaism
REST 121 Elementary Russian I
REST 201 Intermediate Russian I REST 122 Prereq or instructor permission
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
SPAN 121 Elementary Spanish I See course description for placement info. Seniors by instructor permission.
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish Two or three years of high school Spanish or SPAN 121- 122
SPAN 202 Intermed Spanish: Lang & Lit Three to four years of high school Spanish or SPAN 201 or equivalent
SPAN 351 Span Lit: Medieval Spain At least four years of high school Spanish or SPAN 202
SPAN 354 Lat Amer Lit:Illusion/Fantasy At least four years of high school Spanish or SPAN 202
SPAN 355 Latin Amer Lit: Many Voices At least four years of high school Spanish or SPAN 202
SPAN 361 Adv Composition & Stylistics At least four years of high school Spanish, or SPAN 202
THEA 220 Drama and the Greeks! THEA 220L
THEA 220L Drama and the Greeks! THEA 220
THEA 246 Intro to Performance Studies Seniors require instructor permission
THEA 254 Basic Acting
THEA 259 Performance I Audition required
THEA 271 Intro to Contemporary Dance
THEA 271 Intro to Contemporary Dance 2020, 2021 need instructor permission
THEA 356 Playwrighting
WMST 202 Intro to Women's Studies
WRIT 103 Rhetoric and Writing
WRIT 110 Academic Persuasions