Please note that the syllabi available here are subject to change. Please contact the class instructor for confirmation of the final course content.
All freshman are required to take a minimum of 16 credits (4 classes) per semester.
Professor(s): Prof. D. Margolies, Prof. M. Hattaway, Prof. C. Bloom, Dr. E. Ribak, D.Barsham, M.Yousefzadeh
This course continues the thematic and historical lines of development from Cultural Foundations I and follows them to the beginning of the modern era. Students continue the examination of the self as it is embodied in a variety of ideals, values, and practices. Particular emphasis is placed on three areas of tension: ancient and modern, self and other, and masculine and feminine. These key dichotomies are examined in successive periods of rebirth and revolution as societies and individuals struggle to redefine human culture and its possibilities. Course work may include Shakespearean drama, Renaissance portraiture, Restoration comedy, baroque architecture, the opera, the novel, romantic lyric, autobiography, travelogues, slave narratives, and the bildungsroman.
Professor(s): Mr. H. Segal, Dr. C. Noel, Dr. M. Milofsky. M.Yousefzadeh
This course continues the examination of philosophic, religious, political, social, and historical ideas from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment and the revolutions of the 18th century. It studies the clash of ideas and values as the Renaissance and Reformation confront the medieval heritage, as science confronts religious cosmology, and as notions of liberty and equality confront traditional authority. Texts are chosen from among the major writers such as Petrarch, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Martin Luther and John Calvin, Galileo, Montaigne, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and the Federalists.
Professor(s): Dr. M El-Rayess, Ms J. Pascal, Ms. E. Crump, Ms. E.Grubin, Dr. M. Mauger, Dr. R. Coulton
In Writing II, students develop their skills in analysis and argumentation, by exploring the ways in which the ideas of others can be incorporated into their own writing. Students read and discuss longer, more challenging texts; in their own writing, students are expected to incorporate a broad range of primary and secondary sources to develop and support their increasingly complex ideas. Students are familiarized with a wide variety of possible resources at the library and should be comfortable with the mechanics and conventions of the academic research essay. The course continues to encourage in-class participation, collaborative learning, and workshop presentations.
Professor(s): Dr. D. Larman
Derivatives, antiderivatives, and integrals of functions of one variable. Applications include graphing, maximizing, and minimizing functions. Definite integrals and the fundamental theorem of calculus.
Professor(s): Mr John Mark & Dr. D. Shepherd
Focuses on the economy as a whole (the “macroeconomy”). Begins with the meaning and measurement of important data (on unemployment, inflation, and production), then turns to the behavior of the overall economy.Topics include long-run economic growth and the standard of living; the causes and consequences of economic booms and recessions; the banking system and the Federal Reserve; the stock and bond markets; international exchange rates and the impact of global economic events; and the role of government policy. Conducted in English.
Professor(s): Dr Yannis Georgellis & Dr. N. Hashimzade
This is a traditional microeconomics course, combining theory and applications to provide an introduction to the core concepts of the subject.This core includes analysis of how consumers and firms make decisions about the allocation of scarce resources, as well as how such decisions interact with each other and with government policies and other institutional characteristics of the economy. The course is designed both to provide a foundation for students who will be taking further specialist courses in economics and as a stand-alone introduction for those who may not pursue the subject further. This dual purpose means that the course will emphasise the basic principles of microeconomics rather than the formal analysis which would be appropriate for a course aimed at those seeking a technical training in the subject. Nevertheless, the course will be rigorous and some technical analysis is unavoidable.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Priority: September 15
Regular: October 15
Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.