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First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

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Course Title Co-Req Restrictions Pre-Req Notes
ALST 202 Introduction to African American Studies
ALST 284 Decolonization in Africa
ALST 354 Introduction to French Literature: The Francophone World At least four years of secondary-school French or FREN 202
ANTH 102 Culture, Diversity, and Inequality
ANTH 103 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 210 Otherworldly Selves in Science Fiction and Anthropology
ANTH 226 Critical Global Health
ARAB 121 Elementary Arabic I
ARAB 201 Intermediate Arabic I ARAB 122 or MIST 122 Prereq or prereq override required
ARTS 100 Introduction to Studio Art (SA) Seniors require class year override
ARTS 101 Caves to Cathedrals: The Art of Europe and the Mediterranean to the 13th Century (AH) Classes of 2023 and 2024 require class year override
ARTS 105 Introduction to Architecture in Cultural Context (AH)
ARTS 240 Art and Theory 1960-1990 (AH)
ARTS 255 Museum Exhibitions: Design, Rhetoric, and Interpretation
ARTS 257 Colonizing and Decolonizing Museums
ASTR 101 Solar System Astronomy
ASTR 220 Deciphering the Sky: Practical and Historic Astronomy
BIOL 101 Topics in Organismal Biology
BIOL 181 Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity BIOL 181L
BIOL 181L Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity Lab BIOL 181
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I CHEM 101L Students who repeat the lecture component are required to repeat the laboratory component if their grade in the lab was lower than B-.
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 class year override
CHEM 111L Chemical Principles Lab CHEM 111
CHIN 121 Elementary Chinese I
CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese I CHIN 122 or equivalent experience Prereq or prereq override required
CLAS 226 From Cyrus the Great to Alexander the Great: The Persian Empire and the Greeks
CORE 124S Cells and Human Development
CORE 141C Sri Lanka
CORE 143S Statistics in Real Life Three years of secondary school mathematics
CORE 151 Legacies of the Ancient World
CORE 151 Legacies of the Ancient World See revised course description
CORE 152 Challenges of Modernity
CORE 159C Maya
CORE 166C India
CORE 167C Japan
CORE 171C Mexico
CORE 173C Ethiopia
CORE 176C Indigenous North America
CORE 177C Peru
CORE 177S Critical Analysis of Health Issues
CORE 178S Water
CORE 183C The Middle East
CORE 191S The Archaeology of Food
CORE C142 Addiction & Recovery
CORE C165 China
CORE C166 India
CORE C175 Wilderness
CORE C180 Francophone and Creole Identities
CORE C184 The Danube CORE C184L
CORE C187 Russia at the Crossroads
CORE C188 Haudenosaunee
CORE C193 Brazil
CORE C197 Tibet
CORE S110 Discovering Biology: Hormones See revised course description
CORE S138 Advent of the Atomic Bomb
CORE S194 Electrons and Our Civilization
CORE S195 Networks: Friends, Terrorists, and Epidemics
CORE S196 Environmental Science and Storytelling
CORE S197 Ethics, Algorithms, & AI
COSC 101 Introduction for Computing I COSC 101L
COSC 101L Introduction for Computing I Lab COSC 101
ECON 105 Principles of Accounting
ECON 151 Introduction to Economics
EDUC 101 The American School
ENGL 200 Major British Writers
ENGL 201 American Texts and Contexts
ENGL 204 Native American Writers
ENGL 208 Sex and the Global City
ENGL 217 Introductory Workshop in Creative Writing: Fiction
ENGL 217 Introductory Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetry
ENGL 219 American Literature and the Environment
ENGL 266 Introduction to Drama
FMST 200 Introduction to Film and Media Studies FMST 200L
FMST 200L Required Film Screening FMST 200
FMST 288 New Media: History and Theory from Netflix to VR FMST 200
FREN 121 Introduction to French Language & Culture I One-hour web-based work required weekly, to be completed independently outside of class as assigned by the instructor. See course description for placement info.
FREN 201 Intermediate French: Conversation and Composition Two or three years of secondary-school French, or a one- year college elementary French course One-hour web-based work required weekly, to be completed independently outside of class as assigned by the instructor.
FREN 202 Intermediate French: Language, Culture, and Literature Three to four years of secondary-school French, or FREN 201 or equivalent
FREN 352 Introduction to French Literature: Birth of the Modern At least four years of secondary-school French or FREN 202
FREN 354 Introduction to French Literature: The Francophone World At least four years of secondary-school French or FREN 202
FREN 361 French Composition, Grammar, and Conversation FREN 351 or FREN 352 or FREN 353 or FREN 354 Prereq or prereq override required
FSEM 100 Legacies of the Ancient World
FSEM 105 Challenges of Modernity
FSEM 113 Japan
FSEM 124 Conserving Nature
FSEM 126 The Biology of Women: Sex, Gender, Reproduction and Disease
FSEM 127 Molecules, Energy and Environment
FSEM 131 The Science of Music
FSEM 132 Sports & Scientific Method
FSEM 135 Molecules that Rock Your World: Medicinal
FSEM 136 Privacy
FSEM 137 Molecules that Rock Your World: Energy, Food, War, and Population Expansion
FSEM 138 The Science and Practice of Yoga
FSEM 139 The Science of Relationships
FSEM 142 Hi(dden)story of Mathematics
FSEM 143 Natural Disasters: Science, Media and Movies
FSEM 147 Literary Analysis: Much Ado about Not[h]ing
FSEM 148 Sex and the Global City
FSEM 149 Religion & Contemporary World
FSEM 152 The Jazz Age
FSEM 153 Elementary Latin I
FSEM 154 Sports and Spectacles in Ancient Greece and Rome
FSEM 155 Intro Philosophical Problems
FSEM 159 Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Hollywood FSEM 159L
FSEM 160 Eco-Art
FSEM 164 Living Writers FSEM 164L
FSEM 165 Acting I: The Floating World
FSEM 166 Acting I: Being Here
FSEM 169 Elementary Italian I One-hour web-based work required weekly, to be completed independently outside of class as assigned by the instructor
FSEM 170 The Experiment of Writing
FSEM 171 Introduction to Philosophical Traditions of Africa, the Americas, and Asia
FSEM 174 Architecture in Conflict and Cataclysm
FSEM 175 Emperors and Empire: The Roman Imperium
FSEM 177 Geology Outdoors FSEM 177L
FSEM 177L Geology Outdoors Fieldtrips FSEM 177
FSEM 178 Introduction to Environmental Geography
FSEM 180 Brewing Society: The History, Culture, and Economics of Beer
FSEM 181 The American City
FSEM 182 The American School
FSEM 185 Silk Roads
FSEM 186 War: Past, Present, Future
FSEM 187 Muslim Cultures and Global Modernity
FSEM 188 Living and Dying in Early Modern Britain
FSEM 189 Intro to Comparative Politics
FSEM 190 Ukraine & Eastern Europe in War & Peace
FSEM 193 Introduction to Sociology
FSEM 195 Introduction to Sociology
FSEM 197 Campaigns and Voting Behavior
FSEM 198 Fundamentals of International Relations
FSEM 199 Challenges of Modernity Open to Alumni Memorial Scholars Only
GEOG 105 Climate and Society
GEOG 107 Is the Planet Doomed?
GEOG 211 Geographies of Nature, Economy, Society
GEOG 231 Geography of the Physical Environment
GEOL 102 Sustainable Earth
GEOL 105 Megageology
GEOL 135 Oceanography and the Environment
GEOL 190 Evolution of Planet Earth GEOL 190L Recommended for students interested in concentrating in geology or environmental geology.
GEOL 190L Evolution of Planet Earth Lab GEOL 190
GERM 121 Beginning German I
GERM 122 Beginning German II GERM 121 or equivalent
GERM 201 Intermediate German I GERM 122 or equivalent
GERM 351 Introduction to German Literary Studies GERM 202 or equivalent
GREK 122 Elementary Classical Greek II GREK 121
HEBR 121 Elementary Hebrew I
HEBR 201 Intermediate Hebrew I HEBR 122
HIST 102 Europe in Crisis Since 1815 (EU)
HIST 105 Introduction to the Modern Middle East (ME)
HIST 199 History Workshop
HIST 202 Europe in the Middle Ages, c. 300 - 1500 (EU)
HIST 203 Age of the American Revolution (US)
HIST 224 Introduction to Environmental History (TR)
HIST 229 Latin American Migrations (LAC)
HIST 233 The French Revolution: Old Regime, Revolution, and Napoleonic Empire, 1770-1815 (EU)
HIST 235 African American Women's History (US)
HIST 236 The History of Money (US)
HIST 265 War and Violence in East Asia (AS)
HIST 269 History of Modern South Asia (AS)
HIST 271 The First World War (TR)
HIST 284 Decolonization in Africa (AF)
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian Two or three years of high school Italian, or ITAL 122, or the equivalent One-hour web-based work required weekly, to be completed independently outside of class as assigned by the instructor.
JAPN 121 Elementary Japanese I
JWST 181 The Many Faces of Israel
JWST 226 Reason, Religion, & God
LATN 121 Elementary Latin I
LATN 201 Intermediate Latin: Prose LATN 122 or LATN 123 or equivalent
LGBT 220 Lives, Communities, and Modes of Critical Inquiry: An Exploration into LGBTQ Studies
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 or (MATH 161 and PHYS 232) (MATH 162 prereq can be satisfied with equivalent experience in a secondary school calculus course; PHYS 232 can be taken concurrently)
MUSI 101 The Beatles
MUSI 103 Basic Music and Songwriting (TH)
MUSI 151 The Musical Experience (H&A)
MUSI 203 Harmony I (TH) Music background required
MUSI 215 Music History I: Medieval through Baroque Periods (H&A) Music background preferred
MUSI 217 Chamber Music I (PF) Also meets 4 Fridays, 4:15-5:15
MUSI 230 University Orchestra I (PF)
MUSI 232 Colgate Concert Jazz Ensemble I (PF)
MUSI 234 University Chorus I (PF)
MUSI 236 Private Instruction I (PF) Student must have studied at Colgate with their studio instructor for at least two semesters before applying to take lessons for credit. Proposal required.
NAST 210 Indigenous Peoples Today
NEUR 170 Introduction to Neuroscience
PCON 111 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies
PCON 225 Theories of Peace and Conflict: War, State, and Society
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophical Problems Juniors and Seniors need class year override
PHIL 111 Ethics Juniors and Seniors need class year override
PHIL 216 Existentialism
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 Students who register for lecture/recitation A are strongly encouraged to register for lab A (CRN: 10212)
PHYS 131 Atoms and Waves PHYS 131L Students who plan to continue into PHYS 232 should co-register for MATH 161 Students who register for lecture/recitation B are strongly encouraged to register for lab B (CRN: 10740)
PHYS 131 Atoms and Waves PHYS 131L Students who plan to continue into PHYS 232 should co-register for MATH 161 Students who register for lecture/recitation C are strongly encouraged to register for lab C (CRN: 10213)
PHYS 131 Atoms and Waves PHYS 131L Students who plan to continue into PHYS 232 should co-register for MATH 161 Students who register for lecture/recitation D are strongly encouraged to register for lab D (CRN: 10211)
PHYS 131L Atoms and Waves Lab PHYS 131 Students who register for lab A are strongly encouraged to register for lecture/recitation A (CRN: 10207)
PHYS 131L Atoms and Waves Lab PHYS 131 Students who register for lab B are strongly encouraged to register for lecture/recitation B (CRN: 10208)
PHYS 131L Atoms and Waves Lab PHYS 131 Students who register for lab C are strongly encouraged to register for lecture/recitation C (CRN: 10209)
PHYS 131L Atoms and Waves Lab PHYS 131 Students who register for lab D are strongly encouraged to register for lecture/recitation D (CRN: 10210)
POSC 150 America as a Democracy (AM)
POSC 151 Politics and Moral Vision (TH)
POSC 152 Global Peace and War (IR)
POSC 153 Introduction to Comparative Politics (CO)
POSC 211 The Presidency and Executive Leadership (AM)
POSC 214 Comparative Politics: East and Southeast Asia (CO)
POSC 216 Comparative Politics: Latin America (CO)
POSC 232 Fundamentals of International Relations (IR)
POSC 260 Foundations of Political Thought (TH)
PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychological Science Juniors and Seniors need instructor permission
RELG 101 The World's Religions
RELG 102 Religion and the Contemporary World
RELG 218 Seeing, Feeling, Believing: Black Religious Thought through Visual Art and Performance
RELG 221 Asian Religions: India See revised description
RELG 226 Reason, Religion, and God
RELG 236 Religion, Science, and the Environment
RELG 252 Religion, Plagues, Pandemics
RELG 286 Catholic Traditions See revised description
REST 121 Elementary Russian I
REST 201 Intermediate Russian I
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 220 Gender, Sexuality, and Society
SPAN 121 Elementary Spanish I One-hour web-based work required weekly, to be completed independently outside of class as assigned by by instructor; See course description for placement; Interested students should submit a Course Restriction Override Request (www.colgate.edu/registrar/regoverride)
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish Two or three years of high school Spanish or SPAN 121- 122 One-hour web-based work required weekly, to be completed independently outside of class as assigned by the instructor.
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish: Language and Literature Three to four years of high school Spanish or SPAN 201 or equivalent
SPAN 351 Spanish Literature: Knights and Troubadours in Medieval Spain At least four years of high school Spanish or SPAN 202
SPAN 352 Spanish Literature: Love and Honor in the Golden Age At least four years of high school Spanish or SPAN 202
SPAN 354 Latin American Literature: Illusion, Fantasy, Magical Realism At least four years of high school Spanish or SPAN 202
SPAN 361 Advanced Composition and Stylistics At least four years of high school Spanish, or SPAN 202
THEA 250 Stagecraft Juniors and seniors need instructor permission
THEA 252 Scenic Design
THEA 253 Costume Design
THEA 259 Performance I Audition required
THEA 266 Introduction to Drama
THEA 271 Introduction to Contemporary Dance
WMST 202 Women's Lives: An Introduction to Women's Studies Seniors require class year override
WMST 260 Intersectionality in Theory and Practice
WRIT 102 Introduction to Rhetoric in the Liberal Arts Tradition
WRIT 103 Rhetoric and Writing