Fall 2002 Corrections & Changes

Last Updated 10-03-02

Maintained by sheila.harley@oberlin.edu


Course Clarifications

190.  West African Dance Forms in the Diaspora I will be taught first semester, TTh--11:00-12:15.
191.  West African Dance Forms in the Diaspora II will NOT be taught 2002-03.

Semester Change

207.  Seminar: HIV/AIDS & Development in Africa will meet fall 2002.
211.  Sem Diplm: Model Org Afr Unity will meet spring 2003

Courses Cancelled

070.  Talking Book
074.  Something From Something
141.  The Heritage of Black American Literature.
203.  African Hist to 19th Century.

Next Offered

118. The Yoruba & Their Descendants.
171, 172.  Introduction to African American Music is next offered 2003-04.

Writing Proficiency Added

261.  Framing Blackness: African American & Film 1915-Present is now a Writing Intensive (WRi) course.


Course Number Change

120.  Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology has now become 204.  The CRN is changed to 4933.  All other information remains the same.


Cancelled Courses

039-02  3599  Vis/Pro Drawing
040-01  2572  Vis/Pro Drawing
055-01  4089  Talking Book
056-01  3603  Something from Something
060-01  3833  Problems in Drawing
067-01  4090  Problems in Time-Based Media
217-01  4076  Topics in Japanese Art History

Course Clarification

113.  Representation & Realty in Contemporary Culture is a First-Year Seminar Program course and not offered in Art. FYSP courses are available only to first-year students entering in fall 2002.

New Courses

037.  Visual Concepts & Processes:  Sculpture 1     3 hours
Exploring the urban environment to reveal borders: visible and invisible  and the role that borders play in shaping presence, character, identity,  and our relationships to community.
    Augmented by trips to Cleveland
    Discussion & slide presentations
    Visiting lecturers
The work made in response will encompass a wide range of materials and methods (This may include traditional sculpture, performance, video,installation.  Course limited to 15. Meets in Sculpture Studios of Art Department
Sem 1     CRN 5177    ARTS-037-01     TTh--9:00-12:00     Laila Voss

038.  Visual Concepts & Processes:  Sculpture 2     3 hours
For a semester course in sculpture that would fit Oberlin's approach to teaching, I envisioned an exploration of "HOME". Naturally, my multi-disciplinary background  would guide the course and encourage a wide  range of projects and materials. We would explore the home as shelter, some rural and urban differences, class and culture, personal space and its  contemporary uses in art. Our studies would include perspective drawing for  models and/or larger scale proposals. We would also make use of the CCCA's  , and the CMA's up coming architectural schedule with field trips. Course limited to 15. Meets  in the Sculpture Studios of Art Department
Sem 1     CRN 5178     ARTS-038-01     F--9:00-12:00 & Sat--10:00-1:00    Roydon Watson

046.  Visual Concepts and Processes: Drawing     3 hours
First and second semesters.  This course will facilitate both beginners and intermediate students in the exploration of traditional drawing and experimental systems.  An introduction to basic drawing concepts,
vocabulary, and media, the course will improve the student's technical proficiency and understanding essential for advanced study in the visual arts.  The drawing experience will be explored through slide lectures, directed readings/presentations, demonstrations, and studio problems. Initial problems will address basic concepts of gesture, linear perspective, and value systems.  Subsequent projects will expand to address the relationship of form and content.  Subject matter for this course will include:  the figure, modified still life, and architectural forms.
Sem 1     CRN 5166  ARTS-046-01TR 1:30-4:30   Ms. Umbenhour

044.  Visual Concepts and Processes: Drawing     3 hours
First and second semesters.  This course is an introduction to the basic
subjects of representational drawing - the figure, the landscape/cityscape,
and interior space, including the still life.  We will use a wide range of
drawing materials and focus on formal issues such as line, shape, form,
gesture, perspective, texture and value, while constantly asking the big
questions:  Why are we drawing what we are drawing, what does this drawing
mean, and why is it important?  Three outside projects, group critiques,
slide lectures and readings are integral parts of this course.
Sem 1     CRN 5165     ARTS-044-01    MW 9:00-12:00  Ms. Coleman

073.  Seminar - Advanced Video Projects         3 hours
This course will closely examine various genres of visual storytelling; documentary, essay, narrative and experimental. This course is designed for advanced students who have previous knowledge of digital video production and editing. Class time will consist of extensive peer critiques and viewing works in progress. Students will be required to create one complete digital video project to be submitted to film/video festivals and public screenings.  To be given consent for the class, students must submit a script or synopsis of project to the instructor.
Sem 1     CRN 4930     MW 1:30-4:30     Ms. Brown-Orso       MODULE 2

109.   Approaches to Islamic Art and Architecture       3 hours
An introduction to the architecture, painting, and decorative arts of the Islamic World, from Africa to India, between the seventh and eighteenth centuries.  The course material is discussed chronologically with an eye toward stylistic change, and thematically in order to emphasize the central concepts of Islamic  art, including sacred space, palace culture, the role of mysticism,  the question of figural representation, and the centrality of calligraphy and ornament.  This course will provide a basic understanding of the historical evolution and regional variation of Islamic art and architecture and a deeper appreciation of  its major  themes and concepts.
Sem 1     CRN 4381     ARTS-109-01     TTh--11:00-12:15     Mr. Tabbaa

210.  Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy         3 hours
This course is an investigation of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy.  Calligraphy is the most highly regarded artistic accomplishment in China and Japan and crucial to understanding the art and culture of these two countries. This course will introduce the techniques, stylistic concerns, and social functions of calligraphy. An emphasis will be placed on the relationship between calligraphy, philosophy, and other forms of art, especially painting. Background in East Asian art and history desired.  Limit of Enrollment: 25.
Sem 1     CRN 4938     ARTS-210-01     MWF 9:00-9:50     Ms. Lu

231.  The Islamic City:  Urban Form and Culture      3 hours
A chronological and thematic discussion of city formation, urban form, and urban culture in Middle Eastern cities from early Islam to the dawn of the modern period. Within this broad chronological framework the course discusses such central themes as the place of religion, the royal domain, the bazaar, institutions of education and public welfare, the changing role of women, and contacts with western and colonial culture. The course looks primarily at Cairo, Damascus, and Aleppo for the early and middle periods; Istanbul and Isfahan for the pre-modern period; and some of these cities during the modern transformation.
Sem 1     CRN 4079     ARTS-231-01     TTh--3:00-4:15     Mr. Tabbaa

New Course Description

104. Approaches to Chinese Art History         3 hours
     3HU, CD
This course is an introduction to the arts and culture of China from the Neolithic Period to the 20th Century. Emphasis will be placed on looking at and understanding important monuments within their historical and cultural contexts. Lecture topics will cover a variety of different media, including bronzes, painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, prints, and architecture. They will highlight specific genres such as narrative painting, devotional sculpture, and funerary art among others. Several sessions will be held at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Limit of Enrollment: 35.  Identical to EAST 141.
Sem 1     CRN 2579    ARTS-104-01     MWF 1:30-2:20     Ms. Lu


New Courses

New Course

117.  Meteorite Impacts in Space & Time     1 hour
See catalog for course description.  Identical to Geol 117.
Sem 1    CRN 4947     ASTR-117-01    MWF--9:00-9:50     Mr. Simonson     MODULE 2

158.  Introduction to Radio Astronomy         2 hours
      Identical to PHYS 252.
Sem 1     CRN 4937     ASTR-158-01    TTh--11:00-12:15       MODULE 1


Cancelled Courses

504.  Psyc of Sport & Recreation
506.  Sem in Hist of Modern Olympics.


Course Clarifications

016.  Ecology of Vermilion River Watershed is a First-Year Seminar course and not offered in Biology.
      FYSP courses are available only to first-year students entering in fall 2002THIS COURSE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.

017.  Everyday Evolution is a First-Year Seminar Program course and not offered in Biology.
      FYSP courses are available only to first-year students entering in fall 2002.

Semester Change/New Description

303.  Microbiology     5 hours
This course explores the biology of microorganisms, with a decidedly prokaryotic emphasis.  Major areas to be covered include microbial cell structure and function, physiology, metabolism, genetics, diversity, and ecology. Applied aspects of microbiology will also be covered, such as biotechnology, the role of microorganisms in environmental processes, and medical microbiology.  Prerequisites:  BIOL 214 and CHEM 205.  Enrollment limit: 16.
Sem 1     CRN 5139     BIOL-303-01    MWF--9:00 & MW--1:30-4:30 (labs)    Mr. Healy

Time Change

204. Plant Biology will now meet MWF--11:00-11:50.

Enrollment Note

019. Ecology & Evoluation of Birds.  Enrollment Limit: 14 first-year students. Note: Up to 6 spaces, if available, may be filled by second-year students.

New Courses

412.  Seminar: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Human Disease     3 hours
This course will consist of reading, discussion, and critical evaluation of current literature dealing primarily  with protein conformational disorders (i.e., Alzheimer's disease,  Parkinson's disease, Cystic fibrosis, etc.).  Background information  pertaining to various diseases will be presented as informal  lectures/discussion.  Students will present papers from current primary  literature and lead discussions.  Prerequisite: Biol 118,, 120 and 213.  Limit: 12.
Sem 1     CRN 5145     BIOL-412-01     Th--7:00-9:00 pm     Ms. Nagy

415.  Seminar Sexual Selection         3 hrs
Sexual selection is an important and pervasive evolutionary process. This discussion-based course will evaluate our current understanding of sexual selection by examining primary literature concerning mate choice, sexual imprinting, developmental stability, signaling theory, hormones, immunocompetence, the major histocompatibility complex, sperm competition, plant morphology, speciation, and other topics. Papers will cover a variety of taxa. Each student will be responsible for leading discussions and giving oral presentations, and will write papers that integrate literature from an array of subdisciplines. Prerequisites: BIOL 120, BIOL 118, or equivalents, and at least one Biology course at or above the 200-level. Consent of the instructor required. Enrollment limit 12. Preference given to seniors and juniors.
Sem 1     CRN 4932   Biol-415-01     Th 7:30-10:00 pm     Mr. Tarvin


Semester Change

305.  Intro to Literary Chinese will be taught spring semester 2003.

New Description

106.  Topics in Chinese Literature: 20th Century Chinese Literature

This course introduces the major writers and works of Chinese literature in the 20th century, including fiction, poetry and essay.  We will discuss these works in their relevant literary, social, historical, political and cultural context (including Western influences) and explore how they provide a panoramic view of the changing faces and identities of China.  For works since 1949 writers from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong will often be explored in comparison in investigating issues like the notion of self, relationship between individual and collective as well as the writer�s changing sense of mission.


New Sections

101.  Style, Form, and Meaning in Film     4 Hours
      4HU, WR
This course considers the cinema as a particular media form and explores issues and methods in cinema studies. The class focuses on questions of film form and style (narrative, editing, sound, framing, mise-en-scène) and introduces students to concepts in film history and theory (industry, auteurism, spectatorship, the star system, ideology, genre). Students develop a basic critical vocabulary for examining the cinema as an art form, an industry, and a system of culturally meaningful representation. F, WL. Identical to ENGL 271. Prerequisite: Any Writing Intensive course. Enrollment limit: 30.
Sem 1   CRN 5153     CINE-101-03     TuTh 1:30-2:45  and W 7:00-10:00 p.m.  Ms. Horne
        CRN 5157     CINE-101-04     TuTh 3:00-4:15  and W 7:00-10:00 p.m.  Ms. Horne

New Courses

358.  Film Theory     4 hours
      4HU, WR
Major themes and debates in classical and contemporary film theory and historiography. Topics to be explored include realism, montage, semiotics, apparatus theory, theories of the Avant-Garde, Third Cinema, and spectatorship. Authors: Bazin, Eisenstein, Kracauer, Mulvey, Metz, Doane, Williams, and Wollen. Directors: Griffith, Ford, Micheaux, Godard, Marker, Hitchcock, Ackerman, Varda, Haynes, Sembene, Trihn. F, WL. Identical to ENGL 358. Prerequisite: Either CINE 101, a 200-level Cinematic Traditions course, or three
200-level ENGL classes. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1      CRN 5159     CINE-358-01    MW 12:00-1:15    Ms. Horne

399.  Cinema Studies Practicum: Independent Projects in Media Production    1 hour
This practicum allows qualified students to pursue independent projects in media production within the collaborative context of a practicum. In order to be admitted to the practicum, each student must demonstrate previous production training and experience (through Oberlin College production courses, Ex-co courses, or independent internships or employment experiences), submit a specific and feasible project proposal, and receive permission from the instructor. In the practicum, each student will work to develop his or her individual project in consultation with the instructor while offering both critical feedback and technical support for the projects of the other students.  Credit/No entry grading.  Consent of instructor required.
Sem 1     CRN 5195     CINE-399-01     Hours to be arranged     Mr. Pingree


New Section

150.  Principles of Computer Science
      04  5136 MWF     0900-0950am  TBA               Gegg-Harrison Timo     30
      05  5137 M       0130-0430pm  TBA               Staff A&S              20

Cancelled Course

362.  Advanced Software Development.


Course Clarifications

190.  West African Dance Forms in the Diaspora I will be taught first semester, TTh--11:00-12:15.
191.  West African Dance Forms in the Diaspora II will NOT be taught 2002-03.

Cancelled Courses

214   Teaching Dance
250.  Dance History.

New Courses

132.  Contact Improvisation     3 hours
Sem 1     CRN 4179     DANC-132-01     MWF--1:00-2:30     Ms. Horrigan

214.  Teaching Dance: A Chance for Transformation     3 hours
Today, more than ever, dance artists: choreographers and dancers, are called upon to engage with communities in creating original works and developing teaching residencies.  We will examine specific residency models created by companies and artists who work in community settings. Students will create class plans and curricula.  The course consists of: presentations by guest artists; discussion and analysis; in-studio teaching and assessment; some research and written work.  The class will culminate by planning and executing two different kinds of residencies: one in the Oberlin school system, and one designed by the class.  Consent of instructor required.
Sem 1     CRN 4693     DANC-214-01    TR--9:00-10:30 am      Ms. Martynuk


Cancelled Course

341.  International Macroeconomic Policy.


Change in Credit Hours

389.  J.M. Coetzee is now offered for 2 to 4 hours.

Semester and time changes / Instructor announced

263.  The Harlem Renaissance & the Jazz Age will be taught second semester by Ms. Morrissette.
      Section 01 will meet MWF 9:00-9:50
      Section 02 will meet MWF 1:30-2:20
338.  Modern Fiction & Sexual Difference will be taught second semester, MWF 1:30-2:20.
315.  Eighteenth-Century Novel will now be taught second semester MWF 2:30-3:20, by Mr. Pauley.

Course cancelled - spring 2003

212.  London in Eighteenth-Century Literature is cancelled.

Semester change

228.  Modern British & Irish Fiction will be taught first semester only, by Mr. Kalliney.
      (The spring  semester section is cancelled.)

New Sections

271.  Style, Form, and Meaning in Film     4 Hours
      4HU, WR
This course considers the cinema as a particular media form and explores issues and methods in cinema studies. The class focuses on questions of film form and style (narrative, editing, sound, framing, mise-en-scène) and introduces students to concepts in film history and theory (industry, auteurism, spectatorship, the star system, ideology, genre). Students develop a basic critical vocabulary for examining the cinema as an art form, an industry, and a system of culturally meaningful representation. F, WL. Identical to CINE 101. Prerequisite: Any Writing Intensive course. Enrollment limit: 30.
Sem 1   CRN 5152     ENGL-271-03    TuTh 1:30-2:45  and W 7:00-10:00 p.m.  Ms. Horne
        CRN 5156     ENGL-271-04    TuTh 3:00-4:15  and W 7:00-10:00 p.m.  Ms. Horn

New Courses

235. Modern American Fiction      4 hours
 4HU, WR
First Semester. This course will focus on American fiction written between 1900 and 1940.  In addition to novels, we will study visual arts, essays, and literary criticism produced during this period.  Key themes will include mass culture, modernism, and the politics of form and style.  Particular attention will be paid to methods of literary study; critical terms or theories will be studied along with each text.  Likely authors include Henry James, Willa Cather, Nathaniel West, Sherwood Anderson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Zora Neale Hurston. F, AL. Prerequisite: a Writing Intensive course. Enrollment limit: 30.
Sem 1     CRN 4945     ENGL-235-01  TuTh 11:00-12:15    Ms. Trubek

312.  Glorious Horror: Pleasure and Terror in Eighteenth-Century Literature          4 hours
         4HU, WR
From Gulliver�s Travels to Frankenstein, eighteenth-century literature often took great pleasure in the disgusting, the depraved, or the horrifying. We will first ask, how is the allure of the dreadful created? We will then explore how, by paradoxically combining the pleasurable and the terrible, our writers grappled with some of the central concerns of the Enlightenment: embodiment, subjectivity, and reason. This course will also attend to the ethical dimensions of "the gothic" in its historical context, including the construction of misogyny and race, and the feminist and abolitionist uses of horror. F, EL. Prerequisite: Three 200-level ENGL courses. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1     CRN 4924     ENGL-312-01     MWF 1:30-2:20     Mr. Juang

347.  Black Feminist Writing          4 hours
         4HU, CD, WR
Is there such a thing as a black feminist tradition in American writing? This course is a survey of literary-cultural trends revised by twentieth-century African American women�s literature: the remapping of African American cultural history; the exploration of African American vernacular culture; the presence of women as authors of and subjects in African American literature; and the acknowledgment and exploration of multiple African American identities. The course will concentrate on Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker. F, AL. Prerequisite: Three 200-level ENGL courses. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1     CRN 4915      ENGL-341-01     TuTh 9:35-10:50     Ms. Morrissette

349.  Contemporary British and Irish Drama          3 hours
        3HU, WR
This course focuses on major playwrights of England and Ireland from post-World War II to the present. Authors may include Samuel Beckett, John Osborne, Edward Bond, Tom Stoppard, David Hare, Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, Marina Carr, Mark Ravenhill, and Sarah Kane. Students will be expected to attend productions and participate in scene performances. D, WL. Prerequisite: Three 200-level ENGL courses. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1     CRN 4130     ENGL-349-01     MWF 3:30-4:20     Mr. Walker

358.  Film Theory     4 hours
      4HU, WR
Major themes and debates in classical and contemporary film theory and historiography. Topics to be explored include realism, montage, semiotics, apparatus theory, theories of the Avant-Garde, Third Cinema, and spectatorship. Authors: Bazin, Eisenstein, Kracauer, Mulvey, Metz, Doane, Williams, and Wollen. Directors: Griffith, Ford, Micheaux, Godard, Marker, Hitchcock, Ackerman, Varda, Haynes, Sembene, Trihn. F, WL. Identical to CINE 358. Prerequisite: Either CINE 101, a 200-level Cinematic Traditions course, or three
200-level ENGL classes. Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1 CRN     5158     ENGL-358-01    MW 12:00-1:15    Ms. Horne


New Courses

322. Energy and Society (Lecture only)    3 hours
This course covers the environmental, social, and economic trade-offs of different energy sources (fossil fuels, renewables, nuclear) and some of the geopolitical issues involved in energy consumption across end-use sectors( e.g., transportation, industry, residential and commercial buildings, and agriculture) in the U.S. and internationally.  Prerequisite: ENVS 101 and consent.  Limit:  15.
Sem 1   CRN 4903   TR--11:00-12:15   Ms. Janda

323. Energy and Society (Lecture and Laboratory)   4 hours
Identical to ENVS 322 but with the addition of one laboratory per week.  Laboratories will investigate the local energy infrastructure that surrounds and supports our daily life.  Prerequisite:  ENVS 101 and consent.  Limit:  14.
Sem 1   CRN 4904   TR--11:00-12:15   Ms. Janda
                   W--1:30-4:20 (lab)

333.  Environmental Aesthetics      3 hours
For many people, the natural world is a repository of deep meanings and a source of enduring beauty.  Environmental aesthetics explores the values that arise from an appreciation of and engagement with both natural and built environments. It examines issues related to aesthetic qualities perceived in or projected onto nature and our surroundings. How, for example, can natural beauty provide reasons for preserving wilderness, serve as a guide for ecological restoration, or inspire creative pursuits? What are the connections between experiences of artistic and natural beauty, or the technological and natural sublime? How should landscapes be shaped, admired or conserved? This course considers environmental traditions within philosophical aesthetics and insights provided by science, photography, poetry, film and literature as well as earthworks and artworks.  Restricted to Environmental Studies, Philosophy or Art majors.  Enrollment Limit:  15
Sem 1   CRN 4905   TR--3:00-4:15   Mr. Macauley

410.  Art and the Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies         3 hours
This course is designed to explore how art can be used to promote the environmental message of the AJLC. The course is centered around a planning charrette featuring four prominant visiting environmental artists.  Projects intended for exhibition will be pursued by small groups of students working with Oberlin faculty following the charrette. Prerequisite: evidence by course work or other experience that the student is prepared to contribute creatively to their project. Enrollment limit 20
Sem 1     CRN 4946     W--7:00-9:30 pm     Mr. Benzing


Cancelled Course

116.  Field-Based Writing: Ecology Vermilion River Watershed.

New Course

154.  A Sense of Where You are: Science, Writing & the Environment     3 hours

How do we understand our relation to the natural world, particularly to a specific place? This course will explore different modes of understanding our relation to our surroundings, focusing on Oberlin College?s natural environment. We'll write about the biological processes of autumn after taking frequent walking field trips to observe nearby natural areas, such as Plum Creek, the Arboretum, and the Bill Long Preserve.  We will supplement assignments with readings in environmentalist literature and local history.  We will particularly focus on what scientific writing can show us about learning in a local environment by comparing science journalism and professional scientific writing with other ways of representing the natural world, such as poetry, fiction, and personal memoir.  We will also explore how sketching and other forms of visual recording (such as film) can sharpen our ability to write about nature. Through weekly writing assignments and a writing project that addresses a community need for scientific information about the local environment, students will gain information literacy skills and work toward earning certification for the Writing Proficiency Requirement.  Students will discuss their writing in class and with the instructor in individual appointments.
Sem 1     CRN 5162     FYSP-154-01  TTh--9:30-10:50 & W--1:30-4:30     Ms. Cooper


Cancelled Course

330.  Sedimentary Geology.

New Course

117.  Meteorite Impacts in Space & Time     1 hour
See catalog for course description.  Identical to Astr 117.
Sem 1    CRN 4242    GEOL-117-01    MWF--9:00-9:50     Mr. Simonson     MODULE 2


New Courses

102. Modern European History      3 hours
This introductory course surveys the histories of European peoples from the Old Regime to the end of the Cold War. Using a range of primary and secondary sources, we will examine the major landmarks in the social, political, and cultural histories of Europe. Topics include the decline of the society of orders, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Revolutions of 1848, European imperialism, the reconfiguration of gender roles, socialism, fascism, the world wars, and the rise and fall of the Cold War. Lecture and discussion format. Enrollment Limit: 50.
Sem 1     CRN 4950     HIST-102-01    TTh--9:35-10:50    Ms. Osokina

114. 20th Century Russian History: Memoirs, Novels and Diaries    3 hours
     3SS, CD
This colloquium for first- and second- year students will explore the seminal moments of 20th century Russian history (revolution, Stalinism, World War II,  and the post-war developments) as narrated through memoirs, novels and diaries.  The approach is intended to familiarize students with the methods of analyzing historical sources while also providing a solid background in 20th century Russian/Soviet history. Enrollment Limit:  15 (10 first year students, 5 sophomores).
Sem 1     CRN 4951     HIST-114-01     W--2:30-4:20    Ms. Osokina

206. Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment      3 hours
A topical survey course in the history of science focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries.  Topics will include mechanical philosophy, experimental practice, Newtonianism, the emergence of natural history and the life sciences, the growth of scientific institutions, and the culture of early modern scientific communities.  The course will also examine how the concepts "Scientific Revolution" and "Enlightenment" have been employed by historians to designate key moments in European scientific history. Enrollment limit: 35.
Sem 1    CRN 4949     HIST-206-01     TTh--3:00-4:15     Mr. Sepkoski

261.  Race and Radicalism in the 1960s          3 hours
      3SS, CD, WR
Throughout the 1960s, people of color in the United States struggled for rights and power.  This course examines social movements by African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latinos, and Native Americans during this period.  We will examine the various goals sought, strategies used, and understandings of race and nation deployed.  Enrollment Limit:  35.
Sem I  CRN 4934    HIST 261-01  MW 12:00-1:15 Mr. Maeda

260. Asian American History          3 hours
     3SS, CD, WR
An introductory history of Asian Indians, Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, and Koreans in the United States from the 1840s to the 1960s.  Major themes include imperialism, labor migration, racism, community formation, and resistance.  Lecture and discussion format. Enrollment Limit:  40.
Sem I  CRN 4527     HIST 260-01  MWF  10:00-10:50  Mr. Maeda

299. Life after Socialism      3 hours
     3SS, CD
This course examines the dramatic changes that have taken place in Russia during the last two decades.  We will discuss factors that brought about Gorbachev�s reforms and the collapse of the Soviet Union, analyze social, economic, political, and cultural development of contemporary Russia, as well as the new opportunities and hardship of post-Soviet everyday life. Enrollment limit 25.
Sem 1     CRN 4335     HIST-299-01     TTH--1:00-2:15     Ms. Osokina

Semester Change

306.  Germans and Jews will be taught spring 2003 (identical to JWST 306)


Cancelled Courses

111.  Classical Hebrew I.

206.  Ancient Judaism from the Exile to the Rise of the Rabbis (idential to Relg. 206).

Semester Change

306.  Germans and Jews will be taught spring 2003 (identical to Hist 306).

New Courses

101.  Modern Hebrew I     3 hours
This is a course in modern, conversational Hebrew, geared to beginners. It emphasizes basic vocabulary, grammatical structures, and idiomatic expressions in interactive classroom activities and through assigned exercises in order to develop the students' aural and reading comprehension and basic spoken expression. Level and placement to be determined by the instructor.  Limit 20.
Sem 1     CRN 5164     JWST-101-01     TTh--9:30-10:50     Ms. Schafer

199.  The Modern History of a Complex Relationship:           1 hour
      African Americans & Jews in America, 1945 to present
      .5HU, .5SS
This course will explore the post-World War II history of relations between African Americans and American Jews before, during and after the Civil Rights era. It will explore identification with the other, assertions of group pride and exclusivity, and the ties, tensions, animosities, and collaboration between these two groups.
Dates: Sunday, November 3 through Thursday, November 7 from 7pm-9:30pm in  Wilder 101 with a additional second class being held on Sunday, Nov 3 from 1-3:30 p.m.  Limited to 100.  CR/NE grading.
Sem 1     CRN 5174     JWST-199-01    Ms. Goldman


New Course

113.  Teaching and Tutoring Quantitative Skills     1 hour
A module course designed to explore ideas,  pedagogical techniques, and problems that arise in helping students (tutees) gain a conceptual understanding and procedural fluency in basic mathematics.  This course is appropriate for anyone interested in peer tutoring for QP courses, teaching or tutoring  elementary and secondary mathematics, or gaining insight into one's own personal conceptions (and misconceptions) about mathematics.  Credit/No Entry grading.  Enrollment limit: 15.
Sem 1     CRN 5148     LRNS-113-01     TTh--2:30-3:20     Ms. Knight MODULE 2

New Section

102B.  Mastering Skills for Efficient Reading     1 hour
See catalog for description.
Sem 1     CRN 5147     LRNS-102B-02     TTh--1:30-2:20     Ms. Ballard     MODULE 2

Cancelled Course

104.  Analytical Rdg Skills Lib Arts


New Section

131.  (section 03)  Calculus Ia      4 hours
Sem 1     CRN 5163     MATH-131-03     MTWTHF--11:00-11:50     Ms. Macura


Cancelled Course

448.  Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis.


Course Clarifications

100.  Mind and Brain is a First-Year Seminar course and not offered in NSCI.
      FYSP courses are available only to first-year students entering in fall 2002.

102.  Science and the Mind is a First-Year Seminar Program course and not offered in NSCI.
      FYSP courses are available only to first-year students entering in fall 2002.


Courses Merged

453.  All sections of 453 have been cancelled.  Students should now register for 451 which offers both the CR/NE and letter grade options.

Semester Change

055.  Principles of Solar Energy will be taught spring semester 2003.

New Course

252.  Introduction to Radio Astronomy         2 hours
      Identical to ASTR 158.
Sem 1     CRN 4937     PHYS-252-01    TTh--11:00-12:15    MODULE 1


New Courses

229.  Global Environmental Politics         3 hrs.
Explores the interaction between domestic and international eco-politics. The first part examines the broad outlines of environmental policies and politics in the United States and Europe, post-communist states, and industrializing states. The second half will look at the role of international institutions, transnational networks, and state interests in the development of international environmental regimes, particularly with regards to ozone depletion, global warming, biodiversity loss, and water pollution.  Enrollment limit: 30.
Sem 1     CRN 4916    POLT-229-01  TTh 9:00-10:15     Mr. Deets

250.  International Human Rights          3 hrs
This class divides the academic study of human rights into four parts:  (1)  Historical and current philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of human rights;  (2)  Contemporary international human rights norms, how and why they change, and the institutions created to uphold them; (3)  factors that
shape human rights conditions around the world; (4) specific human rights issues that students will research and present to the class.  Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1     CRN 4917     POLT-250-01     MWF 9:00-9:50      Mr. Ahnen

251.  Central America & Caribbean          3 hrs
Theoretically informed country by country study of the five major Central American and two Caribbean (Cuba and the Dominican Republic) states.  The course seeks to explain how brutal authoritarian regimes developed in almost every country; why masses of civilians rose in revolutionary movements to defeat them; why they succeeded or failed;  why some countries escaped these violent episodes; how do these periods of crisis and violence shape present day political systems.  Enrollment limit: 25.
Sem 1     CRN 4918    POLT-251-01    MWF 11:00-12:15    Mr. Ahnen

252.  Ethno-Political Conflict          3 hrs
While the news media reports on genocide and ethnic violence in many places around the globe, few answers are provided for why ethnic conflicts occur beyond the fact that the groups hate each other. This course will build on several cases, including Rwanda, Bosnia, India, and Northern Ireland, to explore different theories on the origins of group identity, why violence between groups breaks out, and the role of institutional design and international intervention in resolving ethnic conflicts.  Enrollment limit:  30.
Sem 1    CRN 4919     POLT-252-01   MWF 2:30-3:45     Mr. Deets

323.  Seminar: Democratization         3 hrs
This seminar examines the process and prospects of democratization. The first half will focus on transitions from authoritarianism and communism, the cases on which most of the literature is built. The second half focuses on democratization in Islamic states and in severely ethnically divided states as a way to consider the limits of the democratization literature, particularly regarding civil society and majoritarian institutions. Enrollment limit: 14.
Sem 1    CRN  4920    POLT-323-01     T 7:30-9:30 p.m.   Mr. Deets

333.  Seminar: Indigenous Political Theory          3 hours
Examines political theories concerned with indigenous identity and self-determination.  What does it mean to claim to be indigenous?  How is that claim expressed in political theory?  Key themes will include the theoretical construction and practical effect of indigenous claims; historical and colonial roots of indigenous politics; contemporary tactics in politicizing indigenous concerns.  Course materials focus primarily on North America and include political, historical and literary texts, colonial documents, case law, protest projects, film and fiction.  Enrollment limit: 12 with consent of instructor.
Sem 1     CRN 4948     POLT 333-01     T--1:00-2:50     Ms. Hsueh

New Description/Section

131. Problems of Political Theory         3 hours
Introduces political theory by exploring the problem of justice.  What is justice?  How do we establish and defend it?  What makes a society just or unjust?  What does justice require of individuals?  The class draws on contemporary and classic texts to consider conceptions of justice and their relationship to authority, liberty, equality, power, oppression, cultural pluralism, and sexual difference.  Authors include Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Mill, Marx, Rawls, Mandela, Fanon, Morrison, Nussbaum, and others.
Sem 1     CRN 4148     POLT 131-01      MWF 1:30-2:20      Ms. Hsueh     Limit 30
Sem 1     CRN 4505     POLT 131-02      MWF--10:00-10:50   Ms. Hsueh     Limit 25

Cancelled Courses

222.  Latin American International Relations.
329.  Seminar:  Globalization


Cancelled Courses

105.  Introduction to Religion:  African Religions & Their Thought Systems.
225.  MRT:  Late 17th to early 19th Century.

New Courses

205.  Hebrew Bible in its Ancient Near Eastern Context     3 hours
      3HU, CD
An introduction to the literature and history of ancient Israel as contained within the Hebrew Bible and to the methods of interpretation used by modern scholars to understand this ancient text.  Biblical writings will be studied within the context of other ancient Near Eastern religious, legal and literary texts. An important aspect of this course will be learning the art and skill of a close and critical reading of ancient texts and of modern scholarly interpretations of those texts.  Thematic emphases will include the emergence of monotheism, law and prophecy, kingship and issues of canon.
Sem 1     CRN 5140   RELG-205-01     MWF--3:30-4:20     Ms. Chapman

208.  The New Testament and Christian Origins     3 hours
An introduction to the academic study of the New Testament  in its ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts.  The course explores early Christian writings as literature, historiography, myth, and as foundational texts for what became Christianity. An important aspect of this course will be learning the art and skill of a close and critical reading of ancient texts and of modern scholarly interpretations of those texts.  Thematic emphases include the diversity of early Christian writings, Christianity within First-Century Jewish sectarianism, the evolution of the Jesus narrative, and the rise of institutional Christianity. No previous knowledge of the New Testament is assumed.
Sem 1     CRN 5141     RELG-208-01     MWF--1:30-2:20     Ms. Chapman

Semester Corrections

108.  Women & the Western Traditions is taught fall semester 2002.
236.  Japanese Thought & Religion is taught spring semester 2003.

Cancelled Course

206.  Ancient Judaism from the Exile to the Rise of the Rabbis (identical to JWST 206).

Missing Course Description

118. Immanence and Transcendence in Buddhism     3 hours
     3HU, CD, WRi
First Semester.  An overview of the history and ideas of Buddhism as it spread throughout Asia.  Topics will include:  Buddhism?s core teachings from ancient India ? specifically, its concept of the self, the world, and the ideal religious life; the rise of Mahayana Buddhism with its all-embracing philosophy of non-dualism and its bodhisattva ideal of selflessness; and the transformation of Buddhism into such schools as Zen and Pure Land in China and Japan.  In exploring these topics, a recurring theme will be the interplay between religion and culture ? that is, how religion both embodies and transcends the particularities of culture.  Enrollment Limit: 10 first-year and 5 second-year students. Enrollment limit: 15
Mr. Dobbins Tues-Thurs 9:35-10:50

Change in Description/Instruction

109.  The Problem of Suffering: Job & his Sucessors    3 hours
      3HU, CD, WR
This course will focus on the biblical book of Job as a piece of literature and religious inquiry and will examine the central questions it raises concerning the nature of divine justice and the meaning of suffering.  Ancient Mesopotamian texts and a variety of later compositions that wrestle with the questions raised in the book of Job will be studied in an effort to discern an evolving tradition of Joban literature.  Enrollment Limit 35
Sem 1     CRN 5160     RELG-109-01     MWF--11:00-11:50     Ms. Chapman


Time Correction

100.  (section 02, CRN 4263) meets MWF--11:00-11:50 and not 3:30-4:20 as originally listed in the supplement.


New Course

120.  Russia and the Geopolitics of Contemporary Central Asia     1 hour
      1HU, CD    November 11-15
This 1-credit course will explore post-Soviet Russia in the context of worldwide imperialism and decolonization. Specific topics include Chechnya, recent developments in Afghanistan, and other regional conflicts within the Muslim world. Taught by Anatol Lieven, author Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Democracy and currently a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, this course is sponsored by the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies.  Credit/No Entry grading.
Sem 1     CRN 5142    RUSS-120-01     November 11-15 TBA 


New Courses

120. Understanding Modern Societies     3 hours
This course provides an introduction to the history, sociology, and culture of modern societies. Part I emphasizes central themes in contemporary social sciences, including the historical development of the modern state, the capitalist economy, the industrial revolution, and the emergence of the scientific study of human behavior itself in the period of the Enlightenment. Part II of the course explores the consolidation of emergent trends of modernity in the 20th Century, including the expansion of the state, the emergence of mass production and consumption, changing divisions in the workplace, and the transformation of gender relations and sexuality. Lastly, Part III focuses on the various directions in which modern societies appear to be headed. Topics include political ideology after the Cold War, globalization, post-industrial society, and the postmodern challenge to the foundations of social science itself.  No perquisites.
Sem 1     CRN 5143    SOCI-120-01    TTh--11:00-12:15     Mr. Crowley

408.  Seminar on Democracy and power in 20th Century urban America     3 hours
In this seminar we examine power relations in urban America in the 20th Century with the purpose of understanding the promises and problems of local democratic institutions. The traditional view of democracy in America, derived from the writings of French political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville, holds that the fulfillment of democratic ideals depends upon the existence of small-scale political units like cities or towns that nurture a sense of collective responsibility and empowerment. In cities, as in small towns, people live in neighborhoods, where they meet in face-to-face interactions that generate a sense of solidarity, trust, and purpose in direct participation. Yet the promise of participatory democracy has often been undermined in the 20th Century by machine politics, business-party alliances, and ethnic and racial barriers to neighborhood solidarity. In the first section of the course, we will examine alternative perspectives on community power and analyze the organization of urban politics in the 19th and, especially, the 20th Centuries. In the second section we will pursue issues raised in section one about participation in local politics: neighborhoods and social capital, the politics of race, class, and ethnicity, and models of successful citizen participation programs. In the last part we will discuss how physical planning of the city shapes the prospects for citizen participation.  Prerequisites: Three social science courses or consent of instructor. Enrollment Limit: 12
Sem 1     CRN 5144     SOCI-408-01     T--7:00-9:00pm     Mr. Crowley


Course Cancelled

311.  Linguistics for Lang Students.

New Section

102.  (section 01) Elementary Spanish     5 hours
Sem 1     CRN 5180     SPAN-102-02     MTWThF--9:00-9:50      Ms. Markof-Belaeff


Cancelled Course

257.  Introduction to Sound & Sound Design.

Course Being Taught

260.  Lighting Design          3 hours
Sem 1     CRN 4927     THEA-260-01     TR--11:00-12:15      Ms. Groseth

Semester/Title Change

310.  Acting 3:  Shakespeare will be taught fall semester 2002.

New Courses

103.  Public Speaking     3 hours
The purpose of this course is to help students form all disciplines develop the life skill of making engaging and effective public speaking presentations.  Students will be taken through a thorough process leading toward actual presentations, including assembling, organizing of materials and rehearsal.  Particular attention will be given to learning individualized stress management techniques and communicating vocally with vitality.  Enrollment limit 16.
Sem 1     CRN 5150     THEA-103-01     M--7:00-10:00 PM    Ms. Nelson Moser

172.  PRODUCTION:  Scenery       3 hours
First and second semesters.  Introduction to the techniques and principles used in technical production for theater, dance and opera.  Lecture materials inlude: production management, stage rigging and mechanics, elements of the physical plant as well as construction methods used in building scenic units.  Enrollment limit:  14.
Sem 1     CRN 5149     THEA-172-01     TTh--10:00-10:50     Mr. Grube
                                       Friday lab 1:30-4:20

210.  Movement for Actors     2 hours
      2 HU
First Semester.  This studio course explores movement through both a structured and an improvisational approach.  The basis for individual movement exploration is in Laban Effort/Shape work; we will emphasize developing an expressive and malleable physicality.  Group improvisations will be based on the Viewpoints structures of Anne Bogart; we will focus on responsive/openness:  the ability to respond to quickly changing circumstances, while remaining open to the choices of others.  Awareness, presence, alignment and strength will also be addressed through the consistent practice of certain movement patterns.  Consent of instructor required.  Enrollment limit:  15.
Sem 1     CRN 5179      THEA-210-01     TTh--12:30-1:30     Ms. Martynuk

This course will use historical theater architecture and scene design as an impetus to the design process by using historically accurate elements to inspire plans and elevations for class design projects. Presentation of individual and group design projects will be by plan, elevation, rendering and model. Basic scenographic techniques will be covered, as well as design processes involving the collaborative nature of the medium.  Consent of the instructor.  Enrollment limit:  12.
Sem 1     CRN 4544     THEA-236-01     TTh--9:00-10:50     Mr. Mroczek

262.  Play Analysis     3 hours
This class will focus on the analysis of playscripts with the aim of developing practical skills in examining both form and content.  A wide range of plays from different genres will be examined for  their major themes, significant elements and unifying principles with the intent of discovering how each play "works" . The student will be expected to read one play a week and to write a weekly assignment prior to each seminar session. Consent of instructor required.  Enrollment limit: 16
Sem 1     CRN 4541     THEA-262-01     M--7:00-10:00 PM     Mr. Plate

304.  Graduate School Preparation     1 hour
For seniors preparing to audition for graduate schools in acting.  Students will research conservatory options, prepare pictures/resumes and develop several potential audition pieces.  Consent of instructor required.
Sem 1     CRN 5161    THEA-304-01     M--4:30-5:20      Matthew Wright


New Course

240. Feminisms and Music         3 hours     THIS COURSE IS CANCELLED  07-16-02
This course focuses on the analysis of music of a variety of historical periods and styles from feminist theoretical viewpoints including black feminist thought, global feminism, postmodernism, and psychoanalytic feminism. Genres and styles to be analyzed will be chosen from classical song literature, jazz, opera, performance art, rap, and world music.  A brief overview of selected feminist theories will precede analytical discussions. Among the important theories of women and music to be evaluated will be Catherine Clément's "Opera, or the Undoing of Women."  This course meets the feminist theory requirement.  Enrollment limit: 25
Sem 1     CRN 4952     WOST-240-01     MWF--10:00-10:50     Ms. Karpf