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African-American and African Studies
AAS 1010Introduction to African-American and African Studies I (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This introductory course surveys the histories of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean from approximately the Middle Ages to the 1880s. Emphases include the Atlantic slave trade and its complex relationship to Africa; the economic systems, cultures, and communities of Africans and African-Americans in the New World, in slavery and in freedom; the rise of anti-slavery movements; and the socio-economic systems that replaced slavery in the late 19th century.
AAS 1020Introduction to African-American and African Studies II (4.00)
This introductory course builds upon the histories of people of African descent in Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean surveyed in AAS 1010. Drawing on disciplines such as Anthropology, History, Religious Studies, Political Science and Sociology, the course focuses on the period from the late 19th century to the present and is comparative in perspective. It examines the links and disjunctions between communities of African descent in the United States and in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa. The course begins with an overview of AAS, its history, assumptions, boundaries, and topics of inquiry, and then proceeds to focus on a number of inter-related themes: patterns of cultural experience; community formation; comparative racial classification; language and society; family and kinship; religion; social and political movements; arts and aesthetics; and archaeology of the African Diaspora.
AAS 1559New Course in African and African American Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of African American Studies.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2010
AAS 2224Black Femininities and Masculinities in the US Media (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course, taught as a lower-level seminar, will address the role the media has played in creating images and understandings of 'Blackness' in the United States, particularly where it converges with popular ideologies about gender.
AAS 2450The Health of Black Folks (3.00)
An interdisciplinary course analyzing the relationship between black bodies and biomedicine both historically and in the present. The course is co-taught by Norm Oliver, M.D. (UVa Department of Family Medicine), and offers political, economic, and post-structuralist lenses with which to interpret the individual and socio/cultural health and disease of African-Americans. Readings range across several disciplines including anthropology, epidemiology/public health, folklore, history, science studies, political science, sociology and literary criticism. Topics will vary and may include: HIV/AIDS; reproductive issues; prison, crime and drugs; and body size/image and obesity; the legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Trials. Cross listed as ANTH 2450.
AAS 2559New Course in African and African American Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies
AAS 2700Festivals of the Americas (3.00)
Communities throughout the Caribbean, and South, Central and North America celebrate festivals which are rooted in religious devotion, and which serve to mark sacred time and and to assert claims about religious, ethnic, and national identities. The class will read ethnographic accounts and listen to musical recordings of signature religious festivals--such as Saint Patrick's Day in Boston, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and Carnival in Brazil.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
AAS 3000Women and Religion in Africa (3.00)
This course examines women's religious activities, traditions and spirituality in a number of different African contexts. Drawing on ethnographic, historical, literary, and religious studies scholarship, we will explore a variety of themes and debates that have emerged in the study of gender and religion in Africa. Topics will include gendered images of sacred power; the construction of gender through ritual; sexuality and fertility; and women
AAS 3157Caribbean Perspectives (3.00)
Breaking with popular constructions of the region as a timeless tropical paradise, this course will re-define the Caribbean as the birthplace of modern forms of capitalism, globalization, and trans-nationalism. We will survey the founding moments of Caribbean history, including the imposition of slavery, the rise of plantation economies, and the development of global networks of goods and peoples.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
AAS 3200Martin, Malcolm and America (3.00)
An intensive examination of African-American social criticism centered upon, but not limited to, the life and thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. We will come to grips with the American legacy of racial hatred and oppression systematized in the institutions of antebellum chattel slavery and post-bellum racial segregation and analyze the array of critical responses to, and social struggles against, this legacy.
AAS 3231Rise and Fall of the Slave South (3.00)
A history of the American South from the arrival of the first English settlers through the end of Reconstruction in 1877. Cross-listed with HIUS 3231.
AAS 3240Plantations in Africa and the Americas (3.00)
Comparative analysis of plantation culture, economy and polity in Africa, the US, and the Caribbean. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or permission of instructor.
AAS 3250MotherLands: Landscapes of Hunger, Futures of Plenty (3.00)
This course explores the legacy of the "hidden wounds" left upon the landscape by plantation slavery along with the visionary work of ecofeminist scholars and activists daring to imagine an alternative future. Readings, guest lectures, and field trips illumine the ways in which gender, race, and power are encoded in historical, cultural, and physical landscapes associated with planting/extraction regimes such as tobacco, mining, sugar, and corn.
Course was offered Spring 2012
AAS 3280Reading the Black College Campus (3.00)
Historically Black Colleges and University campuses are records of the process of democratizing (extending to excluded social groups such as African-Americans) opportunities for higher education in America. Through landscapes, we trace this record, unearthing the politics of landscapes via direct experience as well as via interpretations of representations of landscapes in literature, visual arts, maps, plans, and photographs.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2011
AAS 3351African Diaspora Religions (3.00)
This seminar examines changes in ethnographic accounts of African diaspora religions, with particular attention to the conceptions of religion, race, nation, and modernity found in different research paradigms. Prerequisite: previous course in one of the following: religious studies, anthropology, AAS, or Latin American studies.
AAS 3356Culture, Race and World Politics (3.00)
This course explores the role of culture and race in international politics. Cultural and ethnic factors have long influenced international relations, especially in the post Cold War era. These "identity" issues raise new questions about the role of national sovereighty and the prospects for democracy in countries around the world. We focus on several broad themes structured around the pivot of identity and otherness.
AAS 3400Changing Worlds, Making Tradition: Culture and Identity in South Africa (3.00)
Students will have a unique opportunity to explore another culture that of the Venda region in South Africa with linguists from that region. Students will work with visiting faculty to consider the forces shaping Venda culture today. In particular, we will discuss the ways in which indigenous knowledge is constructed and contested in contemporary Africa, and the intersections of this practice with post-colonial thought.
Course was offered Summer 2014
AAS 3456The Supreme Court and the Civil Rights Movement (3.00)
This course explores the role of the United States Supreme Court in defining the legality of racial distinctions in the United States in the post-Civil War era. Special attention is paid to the role of the court's landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education. The class will be taught in a discussion format based upon assigned readings.
AAS 3457Issues in Civil Rights Law (3.00)
An exploration of critical issues in modern civil rights law. We engage competing visions of racial equality through law by examining topics such as school desegregation, affirmative action, urban policymaking, and the crisis of mass incarceration. This course will also highlight the limitations of civil rights law and consider the ways in which the law is often complicit in perpetuating race, gender and class hierarchies.
Course was offered Summer 2011
AAS 3471History of American Labor (3.00)
This course examines the economic, cultural, and political lives of the US working classes from the end of the Civil War to the present.
AAS 3500Intermediate Seminar in African-American & African Studies (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Reading, class discussion, and written assignments on a special topic in African-American and African Studies Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.
AAS 3559New Course in African and African American Studies (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies.
AAS 3652African American History since 1865 (3.00)
This course surveys the major political, economic, and cultural developments in black America from the end of the Civil War to the present. Through an engagement with various primary and secondary texts, and multimedia, students examine African Americans' endeavors to build strong families and communities, create socially meaningful art, and establish a political infrastructure capable of bringing into existence a more just and humane world.
AAS 3749Food and Meaning in Africa and the Diaspora (3.00)
This course investigates the traditions and symbolics of food and eating in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora -- wherever people of African descent have migrated or have been forced to move. This course will help students to investigate the way the foods people eat' or don't eat' hold meaning for people within a variety of cultural contexts.Topics will include symbol, taboo, sexuality, bodies, ritual, kinship & beauty, among others.
AAS 4070Directed Reading and Research (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students in the Distinguished Majors Program should enroll in this course for their first semester of thesis research.
AAS 4080Thesis (3.00)
Second-semester DMP students should enroll in this course to complete their theses.
AAS 4109Civil Rights Movement and the Media (3.00)
Course examines the crucial relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and mass media from 1950s through early 1970s, looking at a variety of media forms: Hollywood cinema, network television, mainstream newspapers, photojournalism, the black press, and news as primary documents that can tell us something about American race relations during this period and how the nation responded to challenges posed by a powerful social change movement.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014
AAS 4500Advanced Seminar in African-American and African Studies (3.00)
Reading, class discussion, and research on a special topic in African-American and African Studies culminatiing in the composition of a research paper. Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.
AAS 4501Advanced Research Seminar in History & AAS (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Reading, class discussion, and research on a special topic in African-American and African Studies culminating in the composition of a research paper. Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year AAS and History students--double majors and others. Crosslisted with the History major seminar.
AAS 4559New Course in African and African American Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
AAS 4570Advanced Research Seminar in African-American & African Studies (3.00)
Reading, class discussion, and research on a special topic in African-American and African Studies culminating in the composition of a research paper. Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.
AAS 4845Black Speculative Fiction (3.00)
This course seeks to explore the world of African American 'speculative' fiction. This genre of writing largely includes science fiction, fantasy fiction, and horror. In this class, we will read, watch, and discuss narratives by black writers of speculative fiction to better understand the motivation, tone, and agenda in the work of black writers. We will also consider the role of black culture and representation in the larger field.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
AAS 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Allows students to work on an individual research project. Students must propose a topic to an appropriate faculty member, submit a written proposal for approval, prepare an extensive annotated bibliography on relevant readings comparable to the reading list of a regular upper-level course, and complete a research paper of at least 20 pages.
AAS 5559New Course in African and African American Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2010
American Studies
AMST 1050Slavery and Its Legacies (3.00)
This course examines the history of slavery and its legacy at UVA and in the central Virginia region. The course aims to recover the experiences of enslaved individuals and their roles in building and maintaining the university, and to contextualize those experiences within Southern history.
AMST 1559New Course in American Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New Course in the subject of American Studies
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016
AMST 2001Introduction to American Studies (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course introduces students to American Studies, the interdisciplinary study of US culture. Students will be exposed to the three main categories of American Studies methods, historical analysis, close analysis, and fieldwork and to a broad variety of cultural forms, including films, photographs, music, sermons, journalism, fiction, speeches, court decisions, government documents, and web-based materials including social media sites.
AMST 2100Introduction to Asian American Studies (3.00)
An interdisciplinary introduction to the culture and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in America. Examines ethnic communities such as Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Asian Indian, and Native Hawaiian, through themes such as immigration, labor, cultural production, war, assimilation, and politics. Texts are drawn from genres such as legal cases, short fiction, musicals, documentaries, visual art, and drama.
AMST 2155Whiteness & Religion: Religious Foundations of a Racial Category (3.00)
This class examines the role religion plays in defining a racial category known as whiteness. By reading cultural histories and ethnographies of the religious practices of various communities, we will examine how groups now classified as white (Irish, Italians, Poles, Jews, etc.) and religious images (depictions of Jesus and the Virgin Mary) "became white" and the role that religious practice played in this shift in racial classification.
Course was offered Spring 2017
AMST 2210Arts of the Harlem Renaissance (3.00)
Studies the literature, painting, photography and prints produced by New York artists based in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s, and examines their relation to concurrent social, cultural, and aesthetic issues.
AMST 2220Race, Identity and American Visual Culture (3.00)
Surveys popular visual material (advertisements, cartoons, films, paintings and photographs) and its representation of race in the united States from 1850 to 1950.
Course was offered Spring 2012
AMST 2231Native Americans in Popular Culture (3.00)
This course interrogates American Indian people in pop culture. Students historicize and analyze the representation of American Indians across such media as print, photography, cinema, music, and more recently in the twenty-first century, social media. This course asks students to think about the ways American Indian people have not only contributed to pop culture, but the desire for American Indians as cultural objects.
AMST 2233Contemporary Native American Literature (3.00)
In this course we use contemporary Native American literature, authored by individuals from diverse tribal backgrounds, as an accessible avenue to better understand the history of federal Indian policy, its complexity, legal construct, and the ways federal Indian policy influences the lives of American Indian people.
AMST 2300Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies (3.00)
A small lecture course (35) AMST 2300 offers students close study and analysis of significant texts or cultural artifacts that are printed, visual, oral or musical representing the perspective and contributions of the main Latino populations in the United States. These works include, but are not limited to, cultural manifestations from Puerto Rican, Chicano, Dominican, Central American and Cuban American origin.
AMST 2321Latinx Fiction and Film (3.00)
This course explores the diverse and also converging experiences of Latinos in the US. We will read contemporary novels and poetry by Latinx authors from different Latinx groups (Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Central American and South American). We will discuss reasons for migration, concepts of the "border" and the impact of bilingualism on group identity. We will view films that depict the Latinx experience in the US.
AMST 2420Cultural Landscapes of the United States (3.00)
This course introduces the study of everyday landscapes as cultural spaces that illuminate the history of social and political developments in the U.S. It encourages a broad understanding of landscape across genres-painting, photography, fiction, journalism. Particular focus will be paid to the political economy of landscapes to explore the connections between landscape and public policy from multiple vantage points.
AMST 2422Point of View Journalism (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course analyzes 'point-of-view' journalism as a controversial but credible alternative to the dominant model of ''objectivity' in the U.S. news media. It will survey point-of-view journalists from Benjamin Franklin to the modern blog.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
AMST 2460Language in the U.S. (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Through diverse academic/theoretical readings and spoken, written, and visual material, students will learn to analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments as related to critical linguistic and cultural analysis of primary and secondary source material. This course examines complex relationships among American language and cultural practices, American history, race, gender, and class ideologies, and social identities.
Course was offered Spring 2016
AMST 2462Language & New Media (3.00)
This course investigates the interactional relationship between language and American society with a focus on New Media contexts. More specifically, it considers how language both shapes and is shaped by society in email, texting, Facebook, blogging, online gaming, YouTube, and more. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students examine how social constructions are created by, and are realized in New Media genres.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
AMST 2470Disney (3.00)
This discussion course examines the cultural role of Disney and its effects on the visual arts in the 20th and 21st centuries. It considers a range of material to interrogate how Disney as both a corporation and a cultural icon promotes and reinforces national ideals. Presented both chronologically and thematically, students engage with aesthetic, ideological and theoretical concerns regarding history, identity, space/place, and popular culture.
Course was offered Spring 2017
AMST 2500Major Works for American Studies (3.00)
Topics vary according to instructor. The goal of the course is to introduce students to interdisciplinary work in American Studies by juxtaposing works across disciplinary boundaries and from different methodological perspectives.
AMST 2559New Course in American Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New Course in subject of American Studies.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
AMST 2660Spiritual But Not Religious: Spirituality in America (3.00)
What does "spiritual but not religious" mean, and why has it become such a pervasive self-description in contemporary America? This interdisciplinary course surveys spirituality in America, with a particular eye for the relationship between spirituality and formal religion, on the one hand, and secular modes of understanding the self, such as psychology, on the other.
Course was offered Spring 2017
AMST 2711American Environmental History (3.00)
Explores the historical relationship between people and the environment in North America from colonial times to the present. Topics include the role of culture, economics, politics, and technology in that relationship. Prerequisite: first-year writing course (e.g. TCC 101, ENWR 101)
AMST 2753Arts and Cultures of the Slave South (4.00)
This interdisciplinary course covers the American South to the Civil War. While the course centers on the visual arts- architecture, material culture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture- it is not designed as a regional history of art, but an exploration of the interrelations between history, material and visual cultures, foodways, music and literature in the formation of Southern identities.
AMST 3001Theories and Methods of American Studies (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This seminar course will introduce majors to various theories and methods for the practice of American Studies. The three goals of the seminars are (1) to make students aware of their own interpretive practices; (2) to equip them with information and conceptual tools they will need for advanced work in American Studies; and (3) to provide them with comparative approaches to the study of various aspects of the United States. Prerequisites: American Studies Major
AMST 3050Critical Ethnic Studies (3.00)
This core seminar is an introduction to key issues and methods in the comparative and critical study of ethnicity and race. The course highlights an interdisciplinary approach to the studies of systematic oppression in the United States, and the global implication of these structures. We will consider how Ethnic Studies presents a progressive intellectual challenge to global and local configurations of power in the name of global justice.
AMST 3180Introduction to Asian American Studies (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An interdisciplinary introduction to the culture and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in America. Examines ethnic communities such as Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Asian Indian, and Native Hawaiian, through themes such as immigration, labor, cultural production, war, assimilation, and politics. Texts are drawn from genres such as legal cases, short fiction, musicals, documentaries, visual art, and drama.
AMST 3200African American Political Thought (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course explores the critical and the constructive dimensions of African American political thought from slavery to the present. We will assess the claims that black Americans have made upon the polity, how they have defined themselves, and how they have sought to redefine key terms of political life such as citizenship, equality, freedom, and power.
AMST 3221Hands-On Public History (3.00)
This course introduces the issues and debates that have shaped public history as a scholarly discipline, but the focus of the course will be on the contemporary practice of public history. Students will work with Special Collections to produce their own public history exhibits. Readings and field trips will provide a foundation for students' hands-on engagement with public history.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
AMST 3321Race and Ethnicity in Latinx Literature (3.00)
This course examines the construction of race and ethnicity in Latinx literature by examining key texts by individuals from varying Latinx groups in the US. We will examine how US-American identity shapes Latinx notions of race and how the authors' connections with Latin America and the Caribbean do the same. We will explore from a hemispheric perspective how race and ethnicity are depicted in Latinx literature and culture.
AMST 3323Hemispheric Latinx Literature and Culture (3.00)
This course offers a survey of Latinx literature and film from a hemispheric perspective. Engaging texts from colonial times to the present day, we explore how the histories of the US, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia come together to produce novels, poems, essays and films that are now referred to as distinctly Latinx.
AMST 3324The Latinx Caribbean: Cuba, Puerto Rico and the DR (3.00)
In this course we will read texts by Latinx writers from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. We will explore how their works speak to issues of race, colonialism and imperialism based on their individual and shared histories. We will discuss their different political histories and migration experiences and how these in turn impact their literary and artistic productions in the US.
AMST 3354Race and Media (3.00)
We explore issues related to white supremacy, anti-blackness, mixed-race, settler colonialism, immigrant and transqueer phobia, and the production of racial difference. We examine these topics within their historical context and explore representations across all forms of visual culture, predominantly television but with reference to advertising, film, music, and digital media.
AMST 3355Border Media (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
In this course we consider the depiction of the U.S.-Mexico border from the perspective of popular and mass media cultures. We examine the border as a site of cultural exchanges, resistance and critical negotiation; interchanges that impact the construction of race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender from both sides of the border.
AMST 3407Racial Borders and American Cinema (3.00)
This class explores how re-occurring images of racial and ethnic minorities such as African Americans, Jews, Asians, Native Americans and Latino/as are represented in film and shows visual images of racial interactions and boundaries of human relations that tackle topics such as immigration, inter-racial relationships and racial passing.
AMST 3425American Material Culture (3.00)
This course will introduce you to the study of material culture, the physical stuff that is part of human life. Material culture includes everything we make and use, from food and clothing to art and buildings. This course is organized into six sections, the first introducing the idea of material culture, and the other five following the life cycle of an object: material, making, designing, selling, using.
AMST 3460Reading America at Home and Abroad (3.00)
This course explores ideas of America, as they are constructed both at "home" in the United States, and "abroad," in and through a number of global locales. It considers a range of representations, in literature, art, film and music, and also the everyday life of American culture. In asking how America has seen itself and how others have seen America, we will effectively theorize the concepts of both nation and globality.
Course was offered Fall 2015
AMST 3462Harlem Stories: Literature and Culture of the Modern World (3.00)
This course examines the multiplicity of Harlem, in global and historical contexts. It considers how Harlem represents itself and how representation shapes the experience of place, the ways that stories of Harlem are simultaneously lived and circulating, and how different disciplinary techniques offer different renditions of Harlem.
AMST 3491Rural Poverty in Our Time (3.00)
This course will use an interdisciplinary format and document based approach to explore the history of non-urban poverty in the US South from the 1930s to the present. Weaving together the social histories of poor people, the political history of poverty policies, and the history of representations of poverty, the course follows historical cycles of attention and neglect during the Great Depression, the War on Poverty, and the present.
AMST 3559New Course in American Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New Course in the subject of American Studies
AMST 3630Vietnam War in Literature and Film (3.00)
In the US, Vietnam signifies not a country but a lasting syndrome that haunts American politics and society, from foreign policy to popular culture. But what of the millions of Southeast Asian refugees the War created? What are the lasting legacies of the Vietnam War for Southeast Asian diasporic communities? We will examine literature and film (fictional and documentary) made by and about Americans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, and Hmong.
Course was offered Fall 2016
AMST 3641Native America (3.00)
This course will introduce students to deep history of Native North America. Using primary and secondary sources, we will cover such topics as mutually beneficial trade and diplomatic relations between Natives and newcomers; the politics of empire; U.S. expansion; treaties and land dispossession; ecological, demographic, and social change; pan-Indian movements; legal and political activism; and many, many others.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2013
AMST 3740Cultures of Hip-Hop (3.00)
This course explores the origins and impacts of American hip-hop as a cultural form in the last forty years, and maps the ways that a local subculture born of an urban underclass has risen to become arguably the dominant form of 21st-century global popular culture. While primarily focused on music, we will also explore how forms such as dance, visual art, film, and literature have influenced and been influenced by hip-hop style and culture.
AMST 3880Literature of the South (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Analyzes selected works of literature by major Southern writers. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
AMST 4321Caribbean Latinx: Cuba, Puerto Rico and the DR (3.00)
In this course we will read texts by Latinx writers from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. We will explore how their works speak to issues of race, colonialism and imperialism based on their individual and shared histories. We will discuss their different political histories and migration experiences and how these in turn impact their literary and artistic productions in the US.
AMST 4401Literature of the Americas (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course explores a wide range of (broadly defined) fictions from and about the Americas, from writings by Columbus and the conquistadors through modern and contemporary novels, novellas, and short stories. Students consider the intersection of fiction and history through topics that include New world "discovery" and conquest; borderlands and contact zones; slavery and revolution; and the haunting of the global present by the colonial past.
AMST 4403Transamerican Encounters (3.00)
This comparative, interdisciplinary course focuses on the encounter between the U.S. and the wider Americas as represented in literature, history, and film. Working across a range of historical periods, it explores the varied international contexts underpinning narratives of U.S. national identity and history. It also considers how cultural forms access histories and perspectives outside of official accounts of the past and present.
AMST 4410Censorship (3.00)
This course examines the social, legal, aesthetic, and theoretical issues raised by censorship of art, mass media, literature, film, and music in the U.S. While censorship is usually associated with explicit sexuality, we will also look at cases involving racial stereotyping, violence, social disorder, and religion. Our cases will center around novels, art, film, music, mass media, and other cultural phenomena.
Course was offered Fall 2015
AMST 4430Documentary Film and the South (3.00)
This course explores how documentary filmmakers have represented the US South from the 1930s through the end of the twentieth century and the place of films made in and about the region in the history of documentary film. Students will conduct original research, shape their findings into paper, and make their own documentary short about a topic of their choosing.
AMST 4440Visions of Apocalypse in American Culture (3.00)
This course examines how Americans have envisioned the end of the world. Through religious and cultural history and contemporary cultural studies, it considers the ways social, political, and economic tensions are reflected in visions of the apocalypse. It explores the impact of imagined futures on previous generations, and how religious and secular ideologies of apocalypticism have shaped social movements, politics, and popular culture.
Course was offered Spring 2016
AMST 4470American Film Noir (3.00)
This seminar examines the phenomenon of American Film Noir produced during the 1940s and 50s. Using urban culture to frame debates about films noir, it explores the ways in which "the city" is represented as a problematic subject and a frequent resource immediately before and after World War II. The course also discusses the influences of early twentieth-century photography, American Scene art, and Abstract Expressionist painting.
AMST 4472Hollywood Cinema's Golden Age: The 1930s (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course examines American cinema produced in Hollywood during the 1930s. While the Great Depression serves as an important backdrop to our investigation, we will interrogate how issues such as ethnic/racial representation, shifting gender roles, sexuality, and urbanity are mediated in popular cinema in this decade. The course also considers the studio system, the Hayes Code, stardom, and changes within narrative and film techniques.
AMST 4474Stardom and American Cinema (3.00)
This course examines the role of stardom and star performance in American cinema from the silent era to the present. Using social history, cultural studies and film criticism theory, we will explore topics such as the cultural patterns of stardom, constructions and subversions of star identity, and the ways in which issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality affect the star image both inside and outside cinema.
AMST 4500Fourth-Year Seminar in American Studies (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This seminar is intended to focus study, research, and discussion on a single period, topic, or issue, such as the Great Awakening, the Civil War, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Depression, or the 1960s. Topics vary.
AMST 4559New Course in American Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New Course in the subject of American Studies.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
AMST 4893Independent Study in Asian Pacific American Studies (3.00)
An elective course for students in the Asian Pacific American Studies minor. Students will work with an APAS core faculty member to support the student's own research. Topics vary, and must be approved by the APAS Director. 
AMST 4993Independent Study (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An elective course for American Studies majors who have completed AMST 3001-3002. Students will work with an American Studies faculty member to support the student's own research. Topics vary, and must be approved by the Program Director. Prerequisite: AMST 3001, 3002.
AMST 4998Distinguished Majors Program Thesis Research (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students spend the fall semester of their 4th years working closely with a faculty advisor to conduct research and begin writing their Distinguished Majors Program (DMP) thesis.
AMST 4999Distinguished Majors Thesis Seminar (3.00)
This workshop is for American Studies majors who have been admitted to the DMP program. Students will discuss the progress of their own and each other's papers, with particular attention to the research and writing processes. At the instructor's discretion, students will also read key works in the field of American Studies. Prerequisites: admission to DMP.
AMST 8001Graduate Seminar in American Studies (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course introduces graduate students to the field of American Studies, the interdisciplinary study of US culture. Students will be exposed to a variety of influential theoretical and methodological interventions that have occurred over the field's history, and will also be introduced to some of the principal intellectual, political, and professional issues they will face while pursuing a career in the field.
Anthropology
ANTH 1010Introduction to Anthropology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This is a broad introductory course covering race, language, and culture, both as intellectual concepts and as political realities. Topics include race and culture as explanations of human affairs, the relationship of language to thought, cultural diversity and cultural relativity, and cultural approaches to current crises.
ANTH 1050Anthropology of Globalization (3.00)
Anthropology of Globalization
ANTH 1090Colloquia for First-Year Students (3.00)
Colloquium designed to give first-year students an opportunity to study an anthropological topic in depth in a small-scale, seminar format. Topics will vary; may be repeated for credit.
ANTH 1401Your Heritage Language (3.00)
This course introduces students to the fields of structural linguistics, social approaches to the study of language, and language policy through a focus on the traditional languages or heritage languages spoken more or less actively within students' own families and home communities, either at present or in recent generations.
Course was offered Fall 2012
ANTH 1559New Course in Anthropology (3.00)
New course in the subject of anthropology.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Summer 2014, Fall 2012
ANTH 2120The Concept of Culture (3.00)
Culture is the central concept that anthropologists use to understand the striking differences among human societies and how people organize the meaningful parts of their lives. In this course we explore this diversity, examine its basis in neuroplasticity and human development, and consider its implications for human nature, cognition, creativity, and identity. By learning about other cultures, we gain new understanding of ourselves.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
ANTH 2153North American Indians (3.00)
Ethnological treatment of the aboriginal populations of the New World based on the findings of archaeology, ethnography, linguistics, biological anthropology, and social anthropology.
ANTH 2156Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3.00)
Studies African modernity through a close reading of ethnographies, social histories, novels, and African feature films.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2009
ANTH 2190Desire and World Economics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course offers an insight into the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services practiced by peoples ignored or unknown to classic Western economics. Its principle focus will open upon the obvious differences between cultural concepts of the self and the very notion of its desire. Such arguments as those which theorize on the "rationality" of the market and the "naturalness" of competition will be debunked.
ANTH 2210Marriage and the Family (3.00)
Compares domestic groups in Western and non-Western societies. Considers the kinds of sexual unions legitimized in different cultures, patterns of childrearing, causes and effects of divorce, and the changing relations between the family and society.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Spring 2010
ANTH 2230Fantasy and Social Values (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Examines imaginary societies, in particular those in science fiction novels, to see how they reflect the problems and tensions of real social life. Focuses on 'alternate cultures' and fictional societal models.
ANTH 2240Progress (3.00)
An ideal of progress has motivated Westerners since the Enlightenment, and is confirmed by rapid technological innovation. Theories of social evolution also foresaw, however, the extinction of those left behind. This course addresses the ideological roots of our notion of progress, the relation between technological and social progress, and what currently threatens our confidence in the inevitability of progress.
Course was offered Spring 2011
ANTH 2250Nationalism, Racism, Multiculturalism (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introductory course in which the concepts of culture, multiculturalism, race, racism, and nationalism are critically examined in terms of how they are used and structure social relations in American society and, by comparison, how they are defined in other cultures throughout the world.
ANTH 2270Race, Gender, and Medical Science (3.00)
Explores the social and cultural dimensions of biomedical practice and experience in the United States. Focuses on practitioner and patient, asking about the ways in which race, gender, and socio-economic status contour professional identity and socialization, how such factors influence the experience, and course of, illness, and how they have shaped the structures and institutions of biomedicine over time.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ANTH 2280Medical Anthropology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The course introduces medical anthropology, and contextualizes bodies, suffering, healing and health. It is organized thematically around a critical humanist approach, along with perspectives from political economy and social constructionism. The aim of the course is to provide a broad understanding of the relationship between culture, healing (including and especially the Western form of healing known as biomedicine), health and political power.
ANTH 2285Anthropology of Development and Humanitarianism (3.00)
This course explores anthropological writings on development and humanitarianism to better understand the historical context and contemporary practice of these distinct modes of world saving. We will attend to critiques of development and humanitarianism, and will also consider writings by anthropologists who champion the humanitarian project
Course was offered Spring 2016
ANTH 2291Global Culture and Public Health (3.00)
This course considers the forces that influence the distribution of health and illness in different societies, with attention to increasing global interconnectedness. We will examine the roles of individuals, institutions, communities, corporations and states in improving public health, asking how effective public health and development efforts to improve global health have been and how they might be re-imagined.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2012
ANTH 2310Symbol and Ritual (3.00)
Studies the foundations of symbolism from the perspective of anthropology. Topics include signs and symbols, and the symbolism of categorical orders as expressed in cosmology, totemism, and myth.
ANTH 2320Anthropology of Religion (3.00)
Explores anthropological approaches to religion, in the context of this discipline's century-old project to understand peoples' conceptions of the world in which they live.
ANTH 2325Anthropology of God (3.00)
How does the study of society and culture create an intellectual space for any explanation and experience of the Divine? How does anthropology deal specifically with explaining (rather than the explaining away) knowledge and understanding about divinity? Is God an American? If God has a gender and race, what are they? These and many other pertinent questions will be engaged and tackled in this cross-cultural study of the divine.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Summer 2011
ANTH 2340Anthropology of Birth and Death (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Comparative examination of beliefs, rites, and symbolism concerning birth and death in selected civilizations.
ANTH 2345Anthropology of Reproduction: Fertility and the Future (3.00)
In this course, we will study human reproduction as a cultural process. Questions include how gender, class, race, and religion shape reproductive ideals and practices around the world. Ethnographic examples will come from around the world, but will emphasize South Asia and the United States. This course examines the perspectives of both men and women and situates local examples within national and global struggles to (re)produce the future.
Course was offered Summer 2013, Summer 2011
ANTH 2360Don Juan and Castaneda (3.00)
Analyzes the conceptual content in Castaneda's writings as an exploration of an exotic world view. Focuses on the concepts of power, transformation, and figure-ground reversal.
ANTH 2365Art and Anthropology (3.00)
The course emphasizes art in small-scale (contemporary) societies (sometimes called ethnic art or "primitive art"). It includes a survey of aesthetic productions of major areas throughout the world (Australia, Africa, Oceania, Native America, Meso-America). Included are such issues as art and cultural identity, tourist arts, anonymity, authenticity, the question of universal aesthetic cannons, exhibiting cultures,and the impact of globalization.
ANTH 2370Japanese Culture (3.00)
This course offers an introductory survey of Japan from an anthropological perspective. It is open without prerequisite to anyone with a curiosity about what is arguably the most important non-Western society of the last 100 years, and to anyone concerned about the diverse conditions of modern life. We will range over many aspects of contemporary Japan, and draw on scholarship in history, literature, religion, and the various social sciences.
Course was offered Fall 2014
ANTH 2375Disaster (3.00)
Sociocultural perspectives on disaster, including analysis of the manufacture of disaster, debates on societal collapse, apocalyptic thought, disaster management discourse, how disasters mobilize affect, disaster movies, and disasters as political allegory. Students work through a series of case studies from different societies that cover "natural," industrial, and chronic disasters, as well as doomsday scenarios.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2015
ANTH 2400Language and Culture (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the interrelationships of linguistic, cultural, and social phenomena with emphasis on the importance of these interrelationships in interpreting human behavior. No prior knowledge of linguistics is required.
ANTH 2410Sociolinguistics (3.00)
Reviews key findings in the study of language variation. Explores the use of language to express identity and social difference.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
ANTH 2415Language in Human Evolution (3.00)
Examines the evolution of our capacity for language along with the development of human ways of cooperating in engaged social interaction. Course integrates cognitive, cultural, social, and biological aspects of language in comparative perspective. How is the familiar shape of language today the result of evolutionary and developmental processes involving the form, function, meaning and use of signs and symbols in social ecologies?
ANTH 2420Language and Gender (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies how differences in pronunciation, vocabulary choice, non-verbal communication, and/or communicative style serve as social markers of gender identity and differentiation in Western and non-Western cultures. Includes critical analysis of theory and methodology of social science research on gender and language.
ANTH 2430Languages of the World (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An introduction to the study of language relationships and linguistic structures.  Topics covered the basic elements of grammatical description; genetic, areal, and typological relationships among languages; a survey of the world's major language groupings and the notable structures and grammatical categories they exhibit; and the issue of language endangerment. Prerequisite: One year of a foreign language or permission of instructor.
ANTH 2440Language and Cinema (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Looks historically at speech and language in Hollywood movies, including the technological challenges and artistic theories and controversies attending the transition from silent to sound films. Focuses on the ways that gender, racial, ethnic, and national identities are constructed through the representation of speech, dialect, and accent. Introduces semiotics but requires no knowledge of linguistics, or film studies.
ANTH 2470Reflections of Exile: Jewish Languages and their Communities (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Covers Jewish languages Yiddish, Judeo-Arabic, Ladino, and Hebrew from historical, linguistic, and literary perspectives. Explores the relations between communities and languages, the nature of diaspora, and the death and revival of languages. No prior knowledge of these languages is required. This course is cross-listed with MEST 2470.
ANTH 2500Cultures, Regions, and Civilizations (3.00)
Intensive studies of particular world regions, societies, cultures, and civilizations.
ANTH 2541Topics in Linguistics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with linguistics.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ANTH 2557Culture Through Film (3.00)
Topics to be announced prior to each semester covering the diversity of human cultural worlds and the field of anthropology as presented through film. A variety of ethnographic and commercial films will be viewed and discussed in conjunction with readings.
ANTH 2559New Course in Anthropology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of anthropology.
ANTH 2560Hierarchy and Equality (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Provides an anthropological perspective on relations of inequality, subordination, and class in diverse societies, along with consideration of American ideas of egalitarianism, meritocracy, and individualism. Specific topics will be announced prior to each semester.
Course was offered Fall 2016
ANTH 2565Society and Politics in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3.00)
Courses on the comparative anthropological study of topics announced prior to each semester.
ANTH 2570History and Narrative (3.00)
This course examines how people make history through specific processes of remembering, commemoration, reenactment, story-telling, interpretation, and so on. How do the narrative genres of a particular culture influence the relationship people have to the past?
ANTH 2575Migrants and Minorities (3.00)
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with migration and migrants, and the experience of ethnic and racial minorities.
Course was offered Fall 2013
ANTH 2589Topics in Archaeology (3.00)
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with archaeology.
ANTH 2590Social and Cultural Anthropology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.
ANTH 2620Sex, Gender, and Culture (3.00)
Examines the manner in which ideas about sexuality and gender are constructed differently cross-culturally and how these ideas give shape to other social phenomena, relationships, and practices.
Course was offered Summer 2015, Summer 2014
ANTH 2621Culture, Gender and Violence (3.00)
Beginning with a discussion of the cultural patterning of social action, this course examines sex, gender, and sexuality as culturally constructed and socially experienced, with special attention to non-Western examples that contrast with sex and gender norms in the U.S. The course then focuses on gender violence at U.S. universities, asking whether structural violence can be effectively countered by programs that focus on individual responses.
Course was offered Fall 2016
ANTH 2625Imagining Africa (3.00)
Africa is commonly imagined in the West as an unproblematically bounded and undifferentiated entity. This course engages and moves beyond western traditions of story telling about Africa to explore diverse systems of imagining Africa's multi-diasporic realities. Imagining Africa is never a matter of pure abstraction, but entangled in material struggles and collective memory, and taking place at diverse and interconnected scales and locales. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2015
ANTH 2660The Internet Is Another Country: Community, Power, and Social Media (3.00)
The peoples of Polynesia and Indonesia, sharing a cultural and linguistic heritage, have spread from Madagascar to Easter Island. Examines their maritime migrations, the societies and empires that they built, and recent changes affecting their cultural traditions.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2009
ANTH 2670How Others See Us (3.00)
Explores how America, the West, and the white racial mainstream are viewed by others in different parts of the world, and at home.
Course was offered Spring 2010
ANTH 2800Introduction to Archaeology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics include alternative theories of prehistoric culture change, dating methods, excavation and survey techniques, and the reconstruction of the economy, social organization, and religion of prehistoric societies.
ANTH 2810Human Origins (3.00)
Studies the physical and cultural evolution of humans from the initial appearance of hominids to the development of animal and plant domestication in different areas of the world. Topics include the development of biological capabilities such as bipedal walking and speech, the evolution of characteristics of human cultural systems such as economic organization and technology, and explanations for the development of domestication.
ANTH 2820The Emergence of States and Cities (3.00)
Surveys patterns in the development of prehistoric civilizations in different areas of the world including the Inca of Peru, the Maya, the Aztec of Mexico, and the ancient Middle East.
ANTH 2850American Material Culture (3.00)
Analysis of patterns of change in American material culture from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Consideration of how these changes reflect shifts in perception, cognition, and worldview.
ANTH 2890Unearthing the Past (3.00)
An introduction to prehistory covering 4 million years of human physical evolution and 2.5 million years of human cultural evolution. Provides students with an understanding of how archaeologists reconstruct the rise and fall of ancient civilizations. Covers some major developments in prehistory such as origins of modern humans, the rise of the first complex societies & agriculture, and the emergence of ancient civilizations in North America.
ANTH 2900The Cultural Politics of American Family Values (3.00)
This course provides a broad, introductory survey of the range of cultural understandings, economic structures, and political and legal constraints that shape both dominant and alternative forms of kinship and family in the United States.
ANTH 3010Theory and History of Anthropology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Overview of the major theoretical positions which have structured anthropological thought over the past century.
ANTH 3020Using Anthropology (3.00)
The theoretical, methodological and ethical practice of an engaged anthropology is the subject of this course, We begin with a history of applied anthropology. We then examine case studies that demonstrate the unique practices of contemporary sociocultural, linguistic, archaeological and bioanthropological anthropology in the areas of policy and civic engagement.
ANTH 3070Introduction to Musical Ethnography (3.00)
Explores music and sound as a social practice, using genres and traditions from throughout the world.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
ANTH 3105Love and Romantic Intimacies (3.00)
This course offers an introduction to recent anthropological scholarship on romance to examine how intimate relationships shape human experiences. Through readings and films, we investigate the increasingly popular idealization of "companionate marriages," in which spouses are ideally linked by affection. Our examples include queer and straight experiences, and a diversity of racial, cultural, classed, and gendered representations.
ANTH 3129Marriage, Mortality, Fertility (3.00)
Explores the ways that culturally formed systems of values and family organization affect population processes in a variety of cultures.
ANTH 3130Disease, Epidemics and Society (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics covered in this course will include emerging diseases and leading killers in the twenty-first century, disease ecology, disease history and mortality transitions, the sociology of epidemics, the role of epidemiology in the mobilization of public health resources to confront epidemics, and the social processes by which the groups become stigmatized during disease outbreaks. Prerequisite: introductory anth or soc course
ANTH 3152Amazonian Peoples (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Analyzes ethnographies on the cultures and the societies of the South American rain forest peoples, and evaluates the scholarly ways in which anthropology has produced, engaged, interpreted, and presented its knowledge of the 'Amerindian.'
ANTH 3154Indians of the American Southwest (3.00)
Ethnographic coverage of the Apaches, Pueblos, Pimans, and Shoshoneans of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Northwestern Mexico. Topics include prehistory, socio-cultural patterns, and historical development.
ANTH 3155Anthropology of Everyday American Life (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Provides an anthropological perspective of modern American society. Traces the development of individualism through American historical and institutional development, using as primary sources of data religious movements, mythology as conveyed in historical writings, novels, and the cinema, and the creation of modern American urban life. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or instructor permission.
ANTH 3157Caribbean Perspectives (3.00)
Explores the histories and politics that have shaped the nations and dependencies that are geographically and politically defined as Caribbean, including French, English, and Spanish. Takes a regional and a national perspective on the patterns of family and kinship; community and household structures; political economy, ethnicity and ethnic relations; religious and social institutions; and relations between Caribbeans abroad and at home. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
ANTH 3170Anthropology of Media (3.00)
Explores the cultural life of media and the mediation of cultural life through photography, radio, television, advertising, the Internet, and other technologies.
Course was offered Spring 2013
ANTH 3171Culture of Cyberspace: Digital Fluency for an Internet-Enabled Society (3.00)
Today's personal, social, political, and economic worlds are all affected by digital media and networked publics. Together we will explore both the literature about and direct experience of these new literacies: research foundations and best practices of individual digital participation and collective participatory culture, the use of collaborative media and methodologies, and the application of network know-how to life online.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ANTH 3175Native American Art: The Astor Collection (3.00)
This is an upper-level anthropology course which is intended to engage students in the study of Native American art as well as the history and current debate over the representation of Native American culture and history in American museums. After a thorough review of the literature on those topics, the class focuses specifically on the Astor collection owned by the University of Virginia.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
ANTH 3180Social History of Commodities (3.00)
Introduces the anthropological study of production, exchange, consumption, and globalization by exploring the cultural life-cycle of particular commodities in different places and times.
ANTH 3200Marriage, Gender, Political Economy (3.00)
Cross-cultural comparison of marriage and domestic groups, analyzed as a point of intersection between cultural conceptions of gender and a larger political economy.
ANTH 3205Modern Families, Global Worlds (3.00)
This course examines the importance of kinship for the structure and dynamics of transnational economic relations and for the meaning and constitution of nation and citizenship in the contemporary global political economy.
Course was offered Fall 2016
ANTH 3210Kinship and Social Organization (3.00)
Cross-cultural analysis and comparison of systems of kinship and marriage from Australian aborigines to the citizens of Yankee city. Covers classic and contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or instructor permission.
ANTH 3220Economic Anthropology (3.00)
Comparative analysis of different forms of production, circulation, and consumption in primitive and modern societies. Exploration of the applicability of modern economic theory developed for modern societies to primitive societies and to those societies being forced into the modern world system.
ANTH 3230Legal Anthropology (3.00)
Comparative survey of the philosophy and practice of law in various societies. Includes a critical analysis of principles of contemporary jurisprudence and their application. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or instructor permission.
ANTH 3240The Anthropology of Food (3.00)
By exploring food and eating in relationship to such topics as taboo, sexuality, bodies, ritual, kinship, beauty, and temperance and excess, this course will help students to investigate the way the foods people eat--or don't eat--hold meaning for people within multiple cultural contexts.
ANTH 3255Anthropology of Time and Space (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
All societies position themselves in space and time. This course samples the discussion of the ways social systems have configured spatial/temporal orders. It considers both internalized conceptions of time and space and the ways an analyst might view space and time as external factors orientating a society's existence. And it samples classic discussions of spatial-temporal orientations in small and large, "pre-modern" and "modern" societies.
ANTH 3260Globalization and Development (3.00)
Explores how globalization and development affect the lives of people in different parts of the world. Topics include poverty, inequality, and the role of governments and international agencies.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2010
ANTH 3265Cultures, Spaces, and Worldviews of International Aid (3.00)
The main focus of this class is the culture and values of development practitioners, and how these shape ideas of development itself. It explores the interconnected processes, relationships, and spaces through which development practitioners and planners learn, live , work, and encounter (or not) people who are the targets of development plans and interventions.
ANTH 3270Anthropology of Politics (3.00)
Reviews the variety of political systems found outside the Western world. Examines the major approaches and results of anthropological theory in trying to understand how radically different politics work. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014
ANTH 3272Anthropology of Dissent (3.00)
This course will investigate various processes of opposition, resistance, and revolution. The first half of the course will survey foundational works of revolutionary theory, while the second half will examine political practice from an ethnographic perspective, with an eye towards the lived experience of political participation and the formation (and transformation) of resisting subjects.
Course was offered Spring 2011
ANTH 3300Tournaments and Athletes (3.00)
A cross-cultural study of sport and competitive games. Prerequisite: ANTH 101 or instructor permission.
ANTH 3310Controversies of Care in Contemporary Africa (3.00)
In this course we will draw on a series of classic and contemporary works in history and anthropology to come to a better understanding of current debates concerning corruption and patronage, marriage and sexuality, and medicine in Sub-Sahararn Africa.
Course was offered Spring 2016
ANTH 3320Shamanism, Healing, and Ritual (3.00)
Examines the characteristics of these nonmedical practices as they occur in different culture areas, relating them to the consciousness of spirits and powers and to concepts of energy. Prerequisite: At least a 2000-level ANTH course, or instructor permission.
ANTH 3325Capitalism: Cultural Perspectives (3.00)
Examines capitalist relations around the world in a variety of cultural and historical settings. Readings cover field studies of work, industrialization, "informal" economies, advertising, securities trading, "consumer culture," corporations; anthropology of money and debt; global spread of capitalist markets; multiple capitalisms thesis; commodification; slavery and capital formation; capitalism and environmental sustainability.
Course was offered Spring 2016
ANTH 3340Ecology and Society: An Introduction to the New Ecological Anthropology (3.00)
Forges a synthesis between culture theory and historical ecology to provide new insights on how human cultures fashion, and are fashioned by, their environment. Although cultures from all over the world are considered, special attention is given to the region defined by South and East Asia, and Australia. Prerequisite: At least one Anthropology course, and/or relevant exposure to courses in EVSC, BIOL, CHEM, or HIST or instructor permission
ANTH 3360Fieldwork, Ethnographic Methods, and the Field Experience (3.00)
Introduction to ethnographic methods of research. This course combines practical exercises in participant observation with readings that illuminate the field experience, its politics, ethics, limitations, and possibilities.
ANTH 3370Power and the Body (3.00)
Studying the cultural representations and interpretations of the body in society. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or permission of the instructor.
ANTH 3380The Nature of Nature (3.00)
This course explores the evolution of Nature as a concept and a human-created realm of reality, particularly in relation to colonialism and globalization. It focuses on environmental politics of diverse people who do not relate to reality as a separate object called Nature. It also addresses the idea that we are living in the Anthropocene, a moment in which humans have become a force of Nature, and Nature perhaps no longer exists.
ANTH 3395Mythodology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A hands-on seminar in myth interpretation designed to acquaint the student with the concept and techniques of obviation.
ANTH 3440Language and Emotion (3.00)
This course explores emotion from the perspectives of cultural anthropology and sociolinguistics. Topics include: emotion in the natural vs. social sciences; cross-cultural conceptions of emotion; historical change in emotion discourses; emotion as a theory of the self; the grammatical encoding of emotion in language; (mis-) communication of emotion; and emotion in the construction of racialized and gendered identities.
ANTH 3450Native American Languages (3.00)
Introduces the native languages of North America and the methods that linguists and anthropologists use to record and analyze them. Examines the use of grammars, texts and dictionaries of individual languages and affords insight into the diversity among the languages.
ANTH 3455African Languages (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An introduction to the linguistic diversity of the African continent, with focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Topics include linguistic structures (sound systems, word-formation, and syntax); the classification of African languages; the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory; language and social identity; verbal art; language policy debates; the rise of "mixed" languages among urban youth.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ANTH 3470Language and Culture in the Middle East (3.00)
Introduction to peoples, languages, cultures and histories of the Middle East. Focuses on Israel/Palestine as a microcosm of important social processes-such as colonialism, nationalism, religious fundamentalism, and modernization-that affect the region as a whole. This course is cross-listed with MEST 3470. Prerequisite: Previous course in anthropology, linguistics, Middle East Studies or permission of instructor.
ANTH 3480Language and Prehistory (3.00)
This course covers the basic principles of diachronic linguistics and discusses the uses of linguistic data in the reconstruction of prehistory.
ANTH 3490Language and Thought (3.00)
Language and Thought
ANTH 3541Topics in Linguistics (3.00)
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with linguistics.
ANTH 3550Ethnography (3.00)
Close reading of several ethnographies, primarily concerned with non-Western cultures.
ANTH 3559New Course in Anthropology (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New course in the subject of Anthropology.
ANTH 3560The Museum in Modern Culture (3.00)
Topics include the politics of cultural representation in history, anthropology, and fine arts museums; and the museum as a bureaucratic organization, as an educational institution, and as a nonprofit corporation.
ANTH 3580Science and Culture (3.00)
Seminar on the the role of science in culture, and on the culture of science and scientists. Topics may include different national traditions in science, the relation between scientific authority and social hierarchy, the cultural history of science, and the relationship between scientific and popular culture ideas.
ANTH 3589Topics in Archaeology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with archaeology.
ANTH 3590Social and Cultural Anthropology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.
ANTH 3603Archaeological Approaches to Atlantic Slavery (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course explores how archaeological and architectural evidence can be used to enhance our understanding of the slave societies that evolved in the early-modern Atlantic world. The primary focus is the Chesapeake and the British Caribbean, the later exemplified by Jamaica and Nevis. The course is structured around a series of data-analysis projects that draw on the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (http://www.daacs.org).
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2010
ANTH 3630Chinese Family and Religion (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Analyzes various features of traditional Chinese social organization as it existed in the late imperial period. Includes the late imperial state; Chinese family and marriage; lineages; ancestor worship; popular religion; village social structure; regional systems; and rebellion.
ANTH 3660China: Empire and Nationalities (3.00)
Explores the distant and recent history of Han and non-Han nationalities in the Chinese empire and nation-state. Examines the reaction of minority nationalities to Chinese predominance and the bases of Chinese rule and cultural hegemony. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or equivalent, a course in Chinese history, or instructor permission.
ANTH 3675Museums and Cultural Representation in Quebec (3.00)
In this J-term course, we visit museums in Montreal and Quebec City to examine the politics of cultural representation, asking how various kinds of group identity are exhibited in art, history, and anthropology museums. Daily museum visits are accompanied by readings and lectures.
ANTH 3680Australian Aboriginal Art and Culture (3.00)
This class studies the intersection of anthropology, art and material culture focusing on Australian Aboriginal art. We examine how Aboriginal art has moved from relative obscurity to global recognition over the past thirty years. Topics include the historical and cultural contexts of invention, production, marketing and appropriation of Aboriginal art. Students will conduct object-based research using the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010 or instructor permission.
ANTH 3685Austronesia: World of Islands (3.00)
Languages of the Austronesian faily are found from Madagascar through the archipelago of Southeast Asia, and across the vast Pacific. It is a world of islands. Being part of no continent, Austronesia is all but invisible. We approach this hidden world by seeing oceans instead of continents. In doing so, we learn about the migrations of its people, their diverse historical experiences, and the resulting extraordinary range of cultures.
ANTH 3700Globalizing India: Society, Bazaars and Cultural Politics (3.00)
A study of selected interrelated major cultural, religious and political changes for comprehending India after independence. The course will focus on major urban centers for explicating changing family, marriage and caste relationships; middle class Indians; status of women and Dalits; and rising religious/ethnic violence, including Hindu religious politics and religious nationalism. Prerequisite: One course in Anthropology or permission of instructor.
ANTH 3705Anthropology of the Middle East (3.00)
Anthropological readings and films provide insight into the diversity of peoples and cultures of the modern Middle East. The focus will be on the everyday lived experiences of peoples in this part of the world. As we explore the rich diversity of cultures in the Middle East, key topics to be examined include tribalism, gender and politics, Islam, religion and secularism, colonialism, nationalism, and economic inequalities.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2015
ANTH 3810Field Methods in Archaeology (3.00 - 6.00)
Provides a comprehensive training in archaeological field techniques through participation in research projects currently in progress under the direction of the archaeology faculty. The emphasis is on learning, in an actual field situation, how the collection of archaeological data is carried out in both survey and excavation. Students become familiar with field recording systems, excavation techniques, survey methods, sampling theory in archaeology, and artifact processing and analysis. (Field methods courses outside anthropology or offered at other universities may be substituted for ANTH 3810 with the prior approval of the student's advisor.) Supporting Courses. The following list includes additional courses which have been approved for the major program. Other courses can be added, depending on the student's area of concentration, with the approval of an advisor.
ANTH 3820Field Methods in Historical Archaeology (3.00)
Introduces the basic field methods used in conducting archaeological investigations of historic sites. Surveying, excavation, mapping, and recording are all treated.
ANTH 3830North American Archaeology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Surveys the prehistoric occupations of several areas of North America emphasizing the eastern United States, the Plains, California, and the Southwest. Topics include the date of human migration into the New World, the economy and organization of early Paleo-Indian populations, and the evolution of organization and exchange systems.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
ANTH 3840Archaeology of the Middle East (3.00)
This course is an introduction to the prehistory/early history of the Middle East (Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Levant and southeast Anatolia) from 10,000 to 4,000 BP.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
ANTH 3850Historical Archaeology (3.00)
Historical archaeology is the archaeological study of the continental and transoceanic human migrations that began in the fifteenth century, their effects on native peoples, and historical trajectories of the societies that they created. This course offers an introduction to the field. It emphasizes how theoretical models, analytical methods, and archaeological data can be combined to make and evaluate credible inferences about the past.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2009
ANTH 3870Archaeology of Virginia (3.00)
Reviews the current state of archaeological and ethnohistoric research in Virginia. Emphasizes the history and culture of Native Americans in Virginia from the earliest paleoindian cultures to the period of European colonization.
ANTH 3880African Archaeology (3.00)
Surveys transformations in Africa from four million years ago to the present, known chiefly through archaeology, and focusing on Stone and Iron Age societies in the last 150,000 years. Prerequisite: ANTH 2800 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2009
ANTH 3885Archaeology of Europe (3.00)
A survey of European archaeology beginning with the Neanderthal debate, and including interpretations of Upper Paleolithic cave painting, the spread village farming from the Near East, the role of megalithic monuments, the interaction of Rome and the `Barbarians', the growth of urban centers, the Iron Age, and the Viking expansion.
ANTH 3890Archaeology of the American Southwest (3.00)
The northern section of the American Southwest offers one of the best contexts for examining the evolution of local and regional organization from the prehistoric to the historic period. Readings and discussion focus on both archaeological and ethnographic studies of the desert (Hohokam), mountain (Mogollon), and plateau (Anasazi/Pueblo) cultures.
ANTH 3930Kinship and the New Reproductive Technologies (3.00)
The course explores the manner in which cultural understandings of kinship relations both give shape to and are transformed by the new reproductive technologies-including surrogacy, in vitro fertilization, pre-implantation diagnosis, cloning and amniocentesis. Prerequisite: ANTH 2900 or permission of instructor.
ANTH 4060People, Culture and Environment of Southern Africa (3.00)
Focusing on the intersection between peoples, cultures, and environments of southern Africa, this summer study abroad course details the continuities and contrasts between life in rural, marginalized and under-served regions of South Africa and Mozambique. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the community role in education and sustainable development - both developmental and anthropogenic impacts on the environment but also environmental.
ANTH 4420Theories of Language (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Survey of modern schools of linguistics, both American and European, discussing each approach in terms of historical and intellectual context, analytical goals, assumptions about the nature of language, and relation between theory and methodology.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
ANTH 4559New Course in Anthropology (1.00 - 4.00)
New Course in the subject of Anthropology.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
ANTH 4590Social & Cultural Anthropology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
ANTH 4591Senior Seminar in Anthropology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Integrates the major subdivisions of anthropology, emphasizing selected theoretical topics and primary sources. Primarily for majors in their final year.
ANTH 4630Eastern European Societies (3.00)
This course explores Eastern European societies through an examination of the practices of everyday social life. Topics include the changing cultural meanings of work and consumption, the nature of property rights and relations, family and gender, ethnicity and nationalism, religion and ritual. Cross Listed with SOC 4630. Prerequisite: one course in anthropology, sociology, or permission of the instructor.
ANTH 4840Quantitative Analysis in Anthropology I (3.00)
Examines the quantitative analytical techniques used in archaeology. Includes seriation, regression analysis, measures of diversity, and classification.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2011
ANTH 4841Quantitative Analysis II (3.00)
This course offers training in statistical models and methods that will be useful for students in multiple fields, including archaeology, anthropology, and environmental science. The goal is to equip students with statistical skills useful in systematically describing and analyzing empirical variation, deciphering links to the environmental and historical contexts in which that variation occurs, and using the results to advance science. Prerequisites: ANTH 4840 Quantitative Analysis I.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ANTH 4993Independent Study in Anthropology (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent study conducted by the student under the supervision of an instructor of his or her choice.
ANTH 4998Distinguished Majors Thesis Research (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent research, under the supervision of the faculty DMP thesis readers, toward the DMP thesis. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Majors Program in Anthropology.
ANTH 4999Distinguished Majors Thesis Writing (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Writing of a thesis of approximately 50 pages, under the supervision of the faculty DMP thesis readers. Prerequisite: ANTH 4998.
ANTH 5200History of Kinship Studies (3.00)
Critical assessment of major theoretical approaches to the study of kinship and marriage (from the 19th century to the present) and of the central role of kinship studies in the development of anthropological theory.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2012, Spring 2010
ANTH 5210Reconfiguring Kinship Studies (3.00)
Examines the ways in which the forms of kinship have been reconfigured in contemporary societies, and the ways in which traditional kinship studies have been reconfigured by their intersection with culture theory, feminist theory, gender studies, postmodern theory, gay and lesbian studies, and cultural studies of science and medicine. Prerequisite: ANTH 5200 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2013
ANTH 5220Economic Anthropology (3.00)
Considers Western economic theories and their relevance to non-Western societies. Includes a comparative analysis of different forms of production, consumption, and circulation.
ANTH 5225NGOs, Development, and International Aid (3.00)
Graduate level seminar explores the scholarly literature on NGOs and development aid organizations, emphasizing results of field studies. Issues include the relationship between policy and practice, the impact of changing trends and funding priorities, the politics of representing the voices of aid clients, economic and racial hierarchies in development, assessment and audit, and the nature of motivations to help. Prerequisite: 4th year ANTH, GDS, or PST Majors; or A&S Graduate students
Course was offered Spring 2014
ANTH 5235Legal Anthropology (3.00)
This course is an introduction to legal anthropology for graduate students or advanced undergraduates. This course investigates law systems, legal argumentation, and people's interactions with these thoughts and forms. Rather than taking as given the hegemonic power that legal structures might hold over people's lives and thought, this course questions how people use, abuse, subvert, and leverage legal structures in which they find themselves.
Course was offered Fall 2014
ANTH 5360World Mental Health (3.00)
This course will examine mental health issues from the perspectives of biomedicine and anthropology, emphasizing local traditions of illness and healing as well as evidence from epidemiology and neurobiology. Included topics will be psychosis, depression, PTSD, Culture Bound Syndromes, and suicide. We will also examine the role of pharmaceutical companies in the spread of western based mental health care and culturally sensitive treatment.
ANTH 5401Linguistic Field Methods (3.00)
Investigates the grammatical structure of non-European language on the basis of data collected in class from a native speaker. A different language is the focus of study each year.
ANTH 5410Phonology (3.00)
An introduction to the theory and analysis of linguistic sound systems. Covers the essential units of speech sound that lexical and grammatical elements are composed of, how those units are organized at multiple levels of representation, and the principles governing the relation between levels.     
ANTH 5440Morphology (3.00)
An overview of morphological theory within the generative paradigm. Covers notions of the morpheme, theories of the phonology-syntax interface (e.g., lexical phonology, prosodic morphology, optimality theory), and approaches to issues arising at the morphology-syntax interface (e.g., inflection, agreement, incorporation, compounding).
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
ANTH 5470Language and Identity (3.00)
In anthropology, where identity has become a central concern, language is seen as an important site for the construction of, and negotiation over social identities. In linguistics, reference to categories of social identity helps to explain language structure and change. This seminar explores the overlap between these converging trends by focusing on the notion of discourse as a nexus of cultural and linguistic processes.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2010
ANTH 5475Multimodal Interaction (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students build knowledge and practice of analysis of peoples' joint-engagement in embodied interactions. How does action weave together multiple sensory modalities into semiotic webs linking interactions with more durative institutions of social life? Course includes workshops on video recording, and the transcription and coding of verbal and non-verbal actions. Prior coursework in Linguistics, Anthropology or instructor permission recommended.
ANTH 5480Literacy and Orality (3.00)
This course surveys ethnographic and linguistic literature on literacy, focusing on the social meanings of speaking vs. writing (and hearing vs. reading) as opposed communicative practices, looking especially at traditionally oral societies.
Course was offered Fall 2014
ANTH 5485Discourse Analysis (3.00)
Discourse analysis looks at the patterns in language and language-use above the level of sentence grammar and seeks to apply the micro-level analysis of communicative interactions to understanding the macro-level processes of social and cultural reproduction. Topics include: symbolic interactionism, conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, discourse prosody, and digital analysis techniques.
ANTH 5490Speech Play and Verbal Art (3.00)
This graduate-level seminar seeks to understand variation in language (and its significance for social relations and social hierarchies) by focusing on forms of language that are aesthetically valued (whether as powerful or as poetic) in particular communities. The course assumes some familiarity both with technical analysis of language and anthropological perspectives on social formations.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2012
ANTH 5495Discourse Prosody (3.00)
Discourse prosody looks at intonation, rhythm, meter, and voice quality in everyday speech, developing descriptive and theoretical models for the systematic study of these linguistic phenomena. The course emphasizes instrumental analysis and focuses on how prosody: varies across dialects and languages; functions in spoken interaction; and affects structures of social life (identity, hierarchy, etc.).
ANTH 5510Topics in Ethnography (3.00)
Seminars on topics announced prior to each semester.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2011
ANTH 5528Topics in Race Theory (3.00)
This course examines theories and practices of race and otherness, in order to analyze and interpret constructions, deconstructions and reconstructions of race from the late 18th to the 21st centuries. The focus varies from year to year, and may include 'race, 'progress and the West,' 'gender, race and power,' and 'white supremacy.' The consistent theme is that race is neither a biological nor a cultural category, but a method and theory of social organization, an alibi for inequality, and a strategy for resistance. Cross listed as AAS 5528. Prerequisite: ANTH 1010, 3010, or other introductory or middle-level social science or humanities course
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2011, Fall 2009
ANTH 5541Topics in Linguistics (3.00)
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with linguistics.
ANTH 5549Topics in Theoretical Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology (3.00)
Seminars in topics of specific interest to faculty and advanced students will be announced prior to each semester.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
ANTH 5559New Course in Anthropology (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New course in the subject of anthropology.
ANTH 5589Selected Topics in Archaeology (1.00 - 6.00)
Seminars in topics announced prior to each semester.
ANTH 5590Topics in Social and Cultural Anthropology (3.00)
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.
ANTH 5610Critical medical anthropology: healers, patients, scholars (3.00)
This class focuses on critical issues in medical anthropology on topics of patienthood, healing and healers and the theoretical, methodological and ethnographic perspectives of anthropologists who integrate issues of politics, economics, power and resistance in understanding health, illness, healing as individually experienced and culturally shaped phenomena .
ANTH 5620The Middle East in Ethnographic Perspective (3.00)
Survey of the anthropological literature on the Middle East & N. Africa. Begins historically with traditional writing on the Middle East and proceeds to critiques of this tradition and attempts at new ways of constructing knowledge of this world region. Readings juxtapose theoretical and descriptive work toward critically appraising modern writers' success in overcoming the critiques leveled against their predecessors.
Course was offered Spring 2013
ANTH 5808Method and Theory in Archaeology (3.00)
Investigates current theory, models, and research methods in anthropological archaeology.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2010
ANTH 5840Archaeology of Complex Societies (3.00)
Examines archaeological approaches to the study of complex societies using case studies from both the Old and New Worlds.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2009
ANTH 5870Archaeozoology (3.00)
Laboratory training in techniques and methods used in analyzing animal bones recovered from archaeological sites. Include field collection, data analysis, and the use of zooarchaeological materials in reconstructing economic and social systems.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Fall 2010
ANTH 5880Gender in Archaeology (3.00)
Explores the range of case studies and theoretical literature associated with the emergence of gender as a framework for research in archaeology.
Course was offered Fall 2009
ANTH 5885Archaeology of Colonial Expansions (3.00)
Exploration of the archaeology of frontiers, expansions and colonization, focusing on European expansion into Africa and the Americas while using other archaeologically-known examples (e.g., Roman, Bantu) as comparative studies. Prerequisite: For undergraduates, ANTH 4591 senior seminar or instructor permission.
ANTH 5993Independent Studies in Anthropology (3.00)
Independent study conducted by the student under the supervision of an instructor of his or her choice.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2014
ANTH 7010History of Anthropological Theory I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Explores the diverse intellectual roots of the discipline, showing how they converged into a unitary program in the late nineteenth century, and how this program was criticized and revised in the first half of the 20th century.
ANTH 7020History of Anthropological Theory II (3.00)
Analyzes the main schools of anthropological thought since World War II, a half century during which separate English, French, and American traditions have influenced each other to produce a broad and subtle international discipline.
ANTH 7040Ethnographic Research Design and Methods (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Seminar on ethnographic methods and research design in the qualitative tradition. Surveys the literature on ethnographic methods and explores relations among theory, research design, and appropriate methodologies. Students participate in methodological exercises and design a summer pilot research project. Prerequisite: Second year graduate in anthropology or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Spring 2011
ANTH 7050Ethnographic Writing and Representation (3.00)
Seminar on the craft of ethnographic writing and the ethical, political, and practical challenges of describing studied people in scholarly books and articles. What can student researchers do during fieldwork to help them write better dissertations more easily? How should they analyze and present field data? Prerequisite: ANTH 7040 or instructor permission. Suitable for pre- and post-field graduate students.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2013
ANTH 7060Dissertation Research Proposal Workshop (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A workshop for graduates preparing dissertation proposals and writing grant applications. Each student prepares several drafts of a proposal, revising it at each stage in response to the criticisms of classmates and the instructor.
ANTH 7129Marriage, Mortality, Fertility (3.00)
Explores the ways that culturally formed systems of values and family organization affect population processes in a variety of cultures. Readings are drawn from comparative anthropology and historical demography. Cross-listed as ANTH 3129.
ANTH 7130Disease, Epidemics and Society (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics covered in this course will include emerging diseases and leading killers in the twenty-first century, disease ecology, disease history and mortality transitions, the sociology of epidemics, the role of epidemiology in the mobilization of public health resources to confront epidemics, and the social processes by which the groups become stigmatized during disease outbreaks. Prerequisites: previous ANTH or SOC course
ANTH 7290Nationalism and the Politics of Culture (3.00)
Analyzes the ways in which a spirit of national or ethic solidarity is mobilized and utilized.
ANTH 7340Anthropology and History (3.00)
This course explores the mutuality of the disciplines of anthropology and history, as well as the differences in their approaches and methods, in order to reassert the epistemology and subject matter common to the two disciplines, and to bring strength to disciplinary analysis. We will read works of scholars who traverse the two disciplines, paying close attentions to their methodological approaches.
Course was offered Fall 2010
ANTH 7350The Nature of Nature (3.00)
This course explores the evolution of Nature as a concept and a human-created realm of reality, particularly in relation to colonialism and globalization. It focuses on environmental politics of diverse people who do not relate to reality as a separate object called Nature. It also addresses the idea that we are living in the Anthropocene, a moment in which humans have become a force of Nature, and Nature perhaps no longer exists.
ANTH 7370Power and the Body (3.00)
Study of the cultural representations and interpretations of the body in society.
ANTH 7400Linguistic Anthropology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An advanced introduction to the study of language from an anthropological point of view. No prior coursework in linguistics is expected, but the course is aimed at graduate students who will use what they learn in their own anthropologically-oriented research. Topics include an introduction to such basic concepts in linguistic anthropology as language in world-view, the nature of symbolic meaning, language and nationalism, universals and particulars in language, language in history and prehistory, the ethnography of speaking, the nature of everyday conversation, and the study of poetic language. The course is required for all Anthropology graduate students. It also counts toward the Theory requirement for the M.A. in Linguistics.
ANTH 7420Theories of Language (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Survey of modern schools of linguistics, both American and European, discussing each approach in terms of historical and intellectual context, analytical goals, assumptions about the nature of language, and relation between theory and methodology.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
ANTH 7440Language and Emotion (3.00)
This course explores emotion from the perspectives of cultural anthropology and sociolinguistics. Topics include: emotion in the natural vs. social sciences; cross-cultural conceptions of emotion; historical change in emotion discourses; emotion as a theory of the self; the grammatical encoding of emotion in language; (mis-) communication of emotion; and emotion in the construction of racialized and gendered identities.
ANTH 7450Native American Languages (3.00)
Surveys the classification and typological characteristics of Native American languages and the history of their study, with intensive work on one language by each student. Some linguistics background is helpful.
ANTH 7455African Languages (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An introduction to the linguistic diversity of the African continent, with focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Topics include linguistic structures (sound systems, word-formation, and syntax); the classification of African languages; the use of linguistic data to reconstruct prehistory; language and social identity; verbal art; language policy debates; the rise of "mixed" languages among urban youth. Taught concurrently with ANTH 3455.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ANTH 7470Language and Culture in the Middle East (3.00)
Language and Culture in the Middle East
ANTH 7480Language and Prehistory (3.00)
This course covers the basic principles of diachronic linguistics (the study of how languages change over time) and the uses of linguistic data in the reconstruction of prehistory. Considered is the use of linguistic evidence in tracing prehistoric population movements in demonstrating contact among prehistoric groups and in the reconstruction of daily life. To the extent that the literature permits, examples and case studies will be drawn from the Mayan language area of Central America, and will include discussion of the pre-Columbian Mayan writing system and its ongoing decipherment. Fulfills the comparative-historical requirement for Linguistics graduate students.
ANTH 7541Topics in Sociolinguistics (3.00)
Analyzes particular aspects of the social use of language. Topics vary from year to year.
ANTH 7559New Course in Anthropology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of anthropology.
ANTH 7589Topics in Archaeology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with archaeology.
ANTH 7590Topics in Social and Cultural Anthropology (3.00)
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.
ANTH 7603Archaeological Aproaches to Atlantic Slavery (3.00)
This course explores how archaeological and architectural evidence can be used to enhance our understanding of the slave societies that evolved in the early-modern Atlantic world. The primary focus is the Chesapeake and the British Caribbean, the later exemplified by Jamaica and Nevis. The course is structured around a series of data-analysis projects that draw on the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (http://www.daacs.org).
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2010
ANTH 7630Chinese Family and Religion (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Analyzes various features of traditional Chinese social organization as it existed in the late imperial period. Includes the late imperial state; Chinese family and marriage; lineages; ancestor worship; popular religion; village social structure; regional systems; and rebellion.
ANTH 7840Quantitative Analysis in Anthropology I (3.00)
This course examines the quantitative analytical techniques used in anthropology and archaeology. Topics include seriation, regression analysis, measures of diversity, and classification.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2011
ANTH 7841Quantitative Analysis II (3.00)
This is a second course in statistical methods useful in many disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, and environmental sciences. Coverage includes linear and generalized linear models, non-parametric regression, multivariate distances, clustering, ordination methods, and discriminant functions. The course emphasizes practical data analysis using R. Prerequisite: Quantitative Analysis I (ANTH 4840/7840) or an introductory statistics course and a basic knowledge of R.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ANTH 7855Historical Archaeology (3.00)
Historical archaeology is the archaeological study of the continental and transoceanic human migrations that began in the fifteenth century, their effects on native peoples, and historical trajectories of the societies that they created. This course offers an introduction to the field. It emphasizes how theoretical models, analytical methods, and archaeological data can be combined to make and evlaluate credible inferences about the past.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2009
ANTH 8998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
ANTH 8999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
ANTH 9010Directed Readings (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Directed Readings
ANTH 9020Directed Readings (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Directed Readings
ANTH 9050Research Practicum (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research Practicum
ANTH 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
ANTH 9999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
Arabic
ARAB 1010Elementary Arabic (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to the sound and writing systems of Arabic, including basic sentence structure and morphological patterns. A combination of the direct, audio-lingual, proficiency-based, and translation methods is used. The format consists of classroom discussions of a certain grammatical point followed by intensive practice.
ARAB 1016Intensive Introductory Arabic (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB 1020Elementary Arabic (4.00)
Introduction to the sound and writing systems of Arabic, including basic sentence structure and morphological patterns. A combination of the direct, audio-lingual, proficiency-based, and translation methods is used. The format consists of classroom discussions of a certain grammatical point followed by intensive practice. Prerequisite: ARAB 1010 or equivalent.
ARAB 1026Intensive Introductory Arabic (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: ARAB 1016 or equivalent.
ARAB 116Intensive Introductory Arabic (0.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB 126Intensive Introductory Arabic (0.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB 1559New Course in Arabic (1.00 - 6.00)
New Course in Arabic
ARAB 2010Intermediate Arabic (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Continues training in modern standard Arabic, with emphasis on speaking, comprehension, writing, and reading. The method of teaching primarily follows the proficiency-based approach to language learning. Prerequisite: for ARAB 2010: ARAB 1020 or equivalent, or instructor permission; for ARAB 2020: ARAB 2010 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 2016Intensive Intermediate Arabic (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic intermediate level expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequistes: ARAB 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
ARAB 2020Intermediate Arabic (4.00)
Continues training in modern standard Arabic, with emphasis on speaking, comprehension, writing, and reading. The method of teaching primarily follows the proficiency-based approach to language learning. Prerequisite: for ARAB 2010: ARAB 1020 or equivalent, or instructor permission; for ARAB 2020: ARAB 2010 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 2026Intensive Intermediate Arabic (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: ARAB 1016 , 1026 & 2016 or equivalent.
ARAB 216Intensive Intermediate Arabic (0.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic intermediate level expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB 2250Conversational Arabic (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces students to spoken Arabic, with oral production highly emphasized. Prerequisite: ARAB 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 2256Introduction to Levantine Arabic-I (1.50)
This course intends to introduce the students to colloquial Levantine Arabic by enabling them to communicate in Levantine Arabic, the colloquial spoken in Syria, Lebanon, the Holy Land, and Western Jordan Prerequisite: First Year Arabic
ARAB 226Intensive Intermediate Arabic (0.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic intermediate level expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
ARAB 2260Conversational Arabic (3.00)
Practice of conversation based on everyday situations. Enables communication with native speakers. Prerequisite: ARAB 2250 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 2266Introduction to Levantine Arabic II (1.50)
This course is a continuation of ARAB 2256 and it intends to introduce the students to colloquial Levantine Arabic by enabling them to communicate in Levantine Arabic, the colloquial spoken in Syria, Lebanon, the Holy Land, and Western Jordan Prerequisite: ARAB 2256
ARAB 256Introduction to Levantine Arabic-I (0.00)
This course intends to introduce the students to colloquial Levantine Arabic by enabling them to communicate in Levantine Arabic, the colloquial spoken in Syria, Lebanon, the Holy Land, and Western Jordan Prerequisite: First Year Arabic
ARAB 266Introduction to Levantine Arabic-II (0.00)
This course intends to introduce the students to colloquial Levantine Arabic by enabling them to communicate in Levantine Arabic, the colloquial spoken in Syria, Lebanon, the Holy Land, and Western Jordan Prerequisite: First year Arabic and ARAB 0256/2256
ARAB 3010Advanced Arabic I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The goal of this course is to increase the student's knowledge of the Arabic language and culture via a communicative-based approach, meaning that though the students will be expected to learn grammatical structures emphasis will be placed on the functional usage of the language and on communication in context. Prerequisites: ARAB 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 3019Language House Conversation (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For students residing in the Arabic group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
ARAB 3020Advanced Arabic II (3.00)
The goal of this course is to increase the student's knowledge of the Arabic language and culture via a communicative-based approach, meaning that though the students will be expected to learn grammatical structures emphasis will be placed on the functional usage of the language and on communication in context. Prerequisites: ARAB 3010 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 3029Language House Conversation (1.00)
For students residing in the Arabic group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
ARAB 3230Arabic Conversation and Composition (3.00)
Emphasizes development of writing and speaking skills, with special attention to grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and the organization and style of different genres. Prerequisite: ARAB 3020 or instructor permission.
ARAB 3240Advanced Arabic Conversation and Composition (3.00)
Develops oral and written proficiency to an advanced level of fluency, with emphasis on speaking and writing. Prerequisite: ARAB 3230 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2011
ARAB 3310Introduction to the Arab World and Its Languages (3.00)
A general survey of the linguistic, geographical, historical, social, religious, cultural, and artistic aspects of the modern Arab world. Attention given to the Arabic language, family, gender relations, the Arab experience in the U.S., Arab American relations, the role of the past and of social change, and Arab art and music.
ARAB 3330Arabic of the Quran and Hadith I (3.00)
Studies the language of the Quran and its exegesis, and the Hadith. Prerequisite: ARAB 2020 or higher, or permission of instructor.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
ARAB 3340Arabic of the Quran and Hadith II (3.00)
Studies the language of the Quran, its exegesis, and the Hadith. Prerequisite: ARAB 3330 or permission of instructor.
ARAB 3559New Course in Arabic (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of Arabic.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2011
ARAB 3672Advanced Arabic Grammar (3.00)
In this course students will develop a mastery of core items relevant to Modern Standard Arabic grammar, a mastery which will enable them to produce discreet, sophisticated sentences, as well as to compose paragraphs and essays, all while utilizing the grammar points covered in this class. Those interested in taking this course are required to have completed ARAB 2020 or equivalent, or to receive approval of instructor.
ARAB 3810Modern Arabic Fiction (3.00)
Students are introduced to twentieth-century Arabic fiction, and to the varied genres of prose including letters, memoirs, short stories, travelogues, and novels. Topics include autobiography, war and nation construction, fantasy, and political and sexual identity crises. Students become acquainted with different schools of modern Arabic literary criticism, and learn to analyze texts using critical analysis and specific theoretical terminology. Prerequisite: ARAB 3020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 4010Advanced Arabic III (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The main goal at this stage is to reach a superior level of Modern Standard Arabic with due attention paid to all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in addition to culture. Acquisition of more advanced grammatical structures will take place primarily through directed in-class drilling, coupled with an emphasis on the functional use of language through communication in context. Prerequisite: ARAB 3020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 4020Advanced Arabic IV (3.00)
The main goal at this stage is to reach a superior level of Modern Standard Arabic with due attention paid to all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in addition to culture. Acquisition of more advanced grammatical structures will take place primarily through directed in-class drilling, coupled with an emphasis on the functional use of language through communication in context.
ARAB 4120Introduction to Arabic Drama (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course introduces students to modern Arabic drama from the early pioneers' period in the 20th century to the contemporary era. We will study different forms of this genre including: musicals, traditional, experimental, feminist, and social drama. Further, students become acquainted with different schools of modern Arabic literary criticism and learn to analyze dramatic texts using critical analysis and specific theoretical terminology. Prerequisites: ARAB 5830 or 5840, or instructor's permission.
ARAB 4230Love, War, and Diaspora in Hoda Barakat's Writings (3.00)
In this course, we will examine the themes of love, war, and diaspora in the literature of the Lebanese writer, Hoda Barakat. Some of the topics that will interest us are: the role of the author as a witness to the Lebanese civil war, the challenges of rewriting history, recreating the homeland's image in diasporic locales, collective and individual memories and its role in trauma recall and testimony.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ARAB 4245Readings in Classical Arabic Prose (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students will gain insight and learn to appreciate some of the most influential "Arab" literary figures and some of the most celebrated classical Arabic prose masterpieces. Students will also broaden their critical and comparative perspectives with regard to some of the most important literary and cultural issues related to the overall poetics and politics of the Arabic-Islamic heritage.
ARAB 4450The Other in Premodern Arabic Sources (3.00)
This course explores the unduly studied corpus of Arabic writings that describes the encounters with and perception of the Other. Much effort will be devoted to investigate medieval and early modern Arab-Muslim views of the Other in a cross-generic selection of non-religious Arabic prose such as travelogues, diplomatic memoirs, captivity reports, marvels, folktales, literary debates/boasting, and poetry. Prerequisite: ARAB 3020
Course was offered Spring 2017
ARAB 4559New Course in Arabic (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of Arabic.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2009
ARAB 4993Independent Study in Arabic (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent Study in Arabic
ARAB 5010Advanced Arabic I (3.00)
The goal of this course is to increase the student's knowledge of the Arabic language and culture via a communicative-based approach, meaning that though the students will be expected to learn grammatical structures emphasis will be placed on the functional usage of the language and on communication in context. Prerequisites: ARAB 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 5020Advanced Arabic II (3.00)
The goal of this course is to increase the student's knowledge of the Arabic language and culture via a communicative-based approach, meaning that though the students will be expected to learn grammatical structures emphasis will be placed on the functional usage of the language and on communication in context. Prerequisites: ARAB 3010 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 5230Love, War, and Diaspora in Hoda Barakat's Writings (3.00)
In this course, we will examine the themes of love, war, and diaspora in the literature of the Lebanese writer, Hoda Barakat. Some of the topics that will interest us are: the role of the author as a witness to the Lebanese civil war, the challenges of rewriting history, recreating the homeland's image in diasporic locales, collective and individual memories and its role in trauma recall and testimony.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ARAB 5240Advanced Arabic Conversation and Composition (3.00)
Develops oral and written proficiency to an advanced level of fluency, with emphasis on speaking and writing. Prerequisite: ARAB 3230 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2011
ARAB 5245Readings in Classical Arabic Prose (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students will gain insight and learn to appreciate some of the most influential 'Arab' literary figures and some of the most celebrated classical Arabic prose masterpieces. Students will also broaden their critical and comparative perspectives with regard to some of the most important literary and cultural issues related to the overall poetics and politics of the Arabic-Islamic heritage.
ARAB 5310Introduction to the Arab World and Its Languages (3.00)
A general survey of the linguistic, geographical, historical, social, religious, cultural, and artistic aspects of the modern Arab world. Attention given to the Arabic language, family, gender relations, the Arab experience in the U.S., Arab American relations, the role of the past and of social change, and Arab art and music.
ARAB 5330Arabic of the Quran and Hadith I (3.00)
Studies the language of the Quran and its exegesis, and the Hadith. Prerequisite: ARAB 2020 or higher, or permission of instructor.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
ARAB 5410Advanced Arabic III (3.00)
The main goal at this stage is to reach a superior level of Modern Standard Arabic with due attention paid to all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in addition to culture. Acquisition of more advanced grammatical structures will take place primarily through directed in-class drilling, coupled with an emphasis on the functional use of language through communication in context. Prerequisites: ARAB 3020 or equivalent, or instructor permission
ARAB 5420Advanced Arabic IV (3.00)
The main goal at this stage is to reach a superior level of Modern Standard Arabic with due attention paid to all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in addition to culture. Acquisition of more advanced grammatical structures will take place primarily through directed in-class drilling, coupled with an emphasis on the functional use of language through communication in context. Prerequisites: ARAB 4010 or equivalent, or instructor permission
ARAB 5559New Course in Arabic (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of Arabic.
ARAB 5810Modern Arabic Fiction (3.00)
Students are introduced to twentieth-century Arabic fiction, and to the varied genres of prose including letters, memoirs, short stories, travelogues, and novels. Topics include autobiography, war and nation construction, fantasy, and political and sexual identity crises. Students become acquainted with different schools of modern Arabic literary criticism, and learn to analyze texts using critical analysis and specific theoretical terminology. Prerequisite: ARAB 3020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 5830Topics in Arabic Prose I (3.00)
Emphasis on reading modern Arabic prose, and writing descriptive and narrative short essays. Prerequisite: ARAB 3020/5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
ARAB 5840Topics in Arabic Prose II (3.00)
Exposure to selected reading material in modern Arabic prose, and writing of short essays, summaries, and descriptive pieces in Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 5830 or instructor permission.
ARAB 5850Media Arabic (3.00)
Examination of electronic (television and radio) and print (newspapers, magazines, periodic publications) Arabic. Prerequisite: ARAB 5530 and 5540, or ARAB 3010/5010 and 3020/5020, or instructor permission.
ARAB 5870Media Arabic II (3.00)
A survey of print and electronic media, news and news reports, analysis, commentaries from or about the Arab world, intended to increase students' familiarity with the language used in news as reported in Arabic-media venues.  Prerequisite:  ARAB 5850, completion of ARAB 5530 and 5540 or permission of instructor.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2011
ARAB 6559New course in Arabic (3.00)
This course is to allow 6000-level new courses to be taught for one semester
ARAB 6672Advanced Arabic Grammar (3.00)
In this course students will develop a mastery of core items relevant to Modern Standard Arabic grammar, a mastery which will enable them to produce discreet, sophisticated sentences, as well as to compose paragraphs and essays, all while utilizing the grammar points covered in this class. Those interested in taking this course are required to have completed ARAB 2020 or equivalent, or to receive approval of instructor.
ARAB 7120Introduction to Arabic Drama (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course introduces students to modern Arabic drama from the early pioneers' period in the 20th century to the contemporary era. We will study different forms of this genre including: musicals, traditional, experimental, feminist, and social drama. Further, students become acquainted with different schools of modern Arabic literary criticism and learn to analyze dramatic texts using critical analysis and specific theoretical terminology. Prerequisites: ARAB 5830 or 5840, or instructor's permission.
ARAB 8559New Course in Arabic (3.00)
New Course in Arabic Prerequisite: ARAB 3020 or equivalent, or instructor permission
Course was offered Spring 2014
ARAB 8993Independent Study in Arabic (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent Study in Arabic.
History of Art
ARTH 1004A History of Architecture (3.00)
This course will introduce students to the study of architecture through an examination of selected examples from the history of architecture with a focus on Europe and the United States and buildings relevant to those regions (e.g. the Great Pyramids, the Parthenon, Versailles). Classes will be a combination of lectures and discussions as students are taught the fundamentals of architectural history as well as how to analyze buildings.
ARTH 1051History of Art I (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A survey of the great monuments of art and architecture from their beginnings in caves through the arts of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, Byzantium, the Islamic world, and medieval western Europe. The course attempts to make art accessible to students with no background in the subject, and it explains the ways in which painting, sculpture, and architecture are related to mythology, religion, politics, literature, and daily life. The course serves as a visual introduction to the history of the West.
ARTH 1052History of Art II: Renaissance to Post-Modern Art and Architecture (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture and painting from 1400 to the present.
ARTH 1500Introductory Seminars in Art History (3.00)
Introductory Seminars in Art History are small classes for first- and second-year students that emphasize reading, writing, and discussion. While subject varies with the instructor, topics will be selected that allow students to engage broad issues and themes historically and in relationship to contemporary concerns and debates. Subject is announced prior to each registration period. Enrollment is capped at 15.
ARTH 1505Topics in Art History (3.00)
Examines focused topics in Art History.
ARTH 1559Topics in Art History (3.00)
This course is an introductory level course in art history on a new topic
ARTH 2051Art of the Ancient Near East and Prehistoric Europe (3.00)
Studies the art of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Aegean, and prehistoric Europe, from the sixth to the second millennium b.c. Examines the emergence of a special role for the arts in ancient religion.
Course was offered Fall 2009
ARTH 2052Ancient Egypt (3.00 - 4.00)
Survey of Egyptian art and architecture (Predynastic-New Kingdom, 4000-1100 BC). The course introduces students to the great monuments and works of art, and to the beliefs that engendered them. While the focus is on pharaonic 'visual' culture, neglected 'others' (women, cross-gendered persons, foreigners, commoners) and their material/visual cultures are brought to attention to provide a nuanced understanding of Egyptian society and culture.
ARTH 2053Greek Art and Archaeology (3.00 - 4.00)
The vase painting, sculpture, architecture, and other arts of the Greeks, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic periods. Works are studies in their social, political, and religious contexts with a special focus on archaeology and material culture.
ARTH 2054Roman Art and Archaeology (3.00 - 4.00)
Following an overview of Etruscan art, the course examines the development of Roman architecture, urbanism, sculpture and painting from the Republic to Constantine. A focus is Rome itself, but other archaeological sites, such as Pompeii, in Italy and throughout the empire are also considered. Themes, such as succession, the achievements of the emperor, the political and social role of art, and the dissolution of classical art, are traced.
ARTH 2055Introduction to Classical Archaeology (3.00 - 4.00)
Introduces the history, theory, and field techniques of classical archaeology. Major sites of the Bronze Age (Troy, Mycenae) as well as Greek and Roman cities and sanctuaries (e.g., Athens, Olympia, Pompeii) illustrate important themes in Greek and Roman culture and the nature of archaeological data.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2013
ARTH 2056Aegean Art and Archaeology (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to the art and archaeology of the prehistoric Aegean, from the Early Bronze Age to the end of the Late Bronze Age (ca. 3000-1200 BCE). Notable sites examined include Troy, Knossos, Mycenae, Thebes, Pylos. The course also examines cultural and artistic connections with New Kingdom Egypt and the Late Bronze Age Levant.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2010
ARTH 2151Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the art of the early Church in East and West and its subsequent development in the East under the aegis of Byzantium. Includes the influence of theological, liturgical and political factors on the artistic expression of Eastern Christian spirituality.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
ARTH 2152Medieval Art in Western Europe (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the arts in Western Europe from the Hiberno-Saxon period up to, and including, the age of the great Gothic cathedrals.
ARTH 2153Romanesque and Gothic Art (3.00 - 4.00)
From the Romanesque churches along the Pilgrimage Routes to the new Gothic architecture at St. Denis outside Paris and on to late medieval artistic production in Prague, this course examines profound and visually arresting expressions of medieval piety, devotion, and power made by artists from roughly 1000-1500. Throughout our investigations, particular attention will be paid to the contributions of important medieval women.
ARTH 2154Early Medieval Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course examines art created in the era from 300 to 1100, when early medieval artists, motivated by devotion to their faiths and scientific beliefs, crafted beautiful and refined visual expressions of their values. These crafted confessions in stone, paint, parchment, and metal provide the living historical records of a vibrant period, during which medieval artists asserted their various cultural identities.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
ARTH 2251Italian Renaissance Art (3.00)
Studies painting, architecture, and sculpture in Italy from the close of the Middle Ages through the sixteenth century. Focuses on the work of major artists such as Giotto, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. Detailed discussion of the social, political, and cultural background of the arts.
ARTH 2252High Renaissance and Mannerist Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the painting, architecture, and sculpture or the sixteenth century, emphasizing the works of major artists, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Giorgione, and Titian. Detailed discussion of the social, political, and cultural background of the arts.
ARTH 2271Northern Renaissance Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys major developments in painting and graphics in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the Netherlands and Germany. Includes the rise of Netherlandish naturalism and the origins of woodcut and engraving. Explores the effects of humanist taste on sixteenth-century painting and the iconographic consequences of the Reformation. Emphasizes the work of major artists, such as Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Dürer, Bosch, and Bruegel.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ARTH 2273Disneyland (3.00)
This course examines the visual, aesthetic and cultural effects of Disneyland. It considers the history of the theme parks, its relationship to Disney films, and its visual construction of space, leisure, and American cultural identity. Presented both chronologically and thematically, this course is both reading and writing intensive.
Course was offered Summer 2017, Summer 2015, Summer 2013
ARTH 2275Heroes, Superheroes and American Visual Culture (3.00)
This course examines the aesthetic and cultural importance of 'heroes' and heroic representation in American visual culture from the mid-18th century to the present. It considers the construction and representation of heroic figures within debates about aesthetics, national identity, political representation, and popular culture. Presented both chronologically and thematically, this coure is both reading and writing intensive.
Course was offered Summer 2016, Summer 2014
ARTH 2281The Age of Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Bernini (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the seventeenth century in Italy, the Low Countries, France, and Spain. Focuses on Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Poussin.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
ARTH 2282The Age of Rubens and Rembrandt: Baroque Art in the Netherlands (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A survey of the art of the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age, including such artists as Rubens, Rembrandt, van Dyck, Hals and Vermeer. The course examines innovations in style and new subjects like landscape, still life and daily-life genre in relation to major historical developments, including the revolt of the Netherlands, the rise of the Dutch Republic, and the Counter-Reformation. The course includes a survey of Dutch architecture.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
ARTH 2351Eighteenth-Century European Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys European painting and sculpture from the late Baroque period to Neo-Classicism. Emphasizes the artistic careers of major figures and on the larger social, political, and cultural contexts of their work. Artists include Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Chardin, Falconet, Pigalle, Greuze, Batoni, Rusconi, Hogarth, Gainsborough, and Reynolds.
Course was offered Fall 2011
ARTH 2352Art of Revolutionary Europe (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys European painting and sculpture from the last decades of the Ancien Regime to the liberal revolutions of 1848. Major artists, such as David, Canova, Ingres, Constable, Turner, Gericault, Delacroix, Friedrich, Goya, Corot, and Thorvaldsen are examined in their political, economic, social, spiritual, and aesthetic contexts.
Course was offered Spring 2011
ARTH 2353European Art and Empire (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines the relationship of visual art to empire from the colonization of North America to the scramble for Africa, focusing on the period between 1700 and 1900. The course examines the work of European artists working on five continents and it engages with readings in which art history intersects with that of other disciplines including anthropology and museum studies.
Course was offered Fall 2009
ARTH 2354British Art (3.00 - 4.00)
This survey of British Art in the modern period examines the work of some of Britain's greatest painters, sculptors, and printmakers including Hogarth, Blake, Flaxman, Turner, the Pre-Raphaelites, Sickert, Bacon, and Freud. Major themes include the relationship of British art to religion, urbanization, empire, industrialization, and post-colonialism.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2013, Fall 2010
ARTH 2361Nineteenth-Century European Art (3.00 - 4.00)
A thematic survey of European art in the long nineteenth century, the course examines the work of German, French, Italian, British and Scandinavian artists, among them Boucher, Vien, David, Friedrich, Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Whistler, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Munch, and others. Key course themes will include artistic training and practice, exhibition, and art-theoretical debates of the period.
Course was offered Spring 2012
ARTH 2371Impressionism and Post Impressionism (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys modernist movements in European art during the second half of the nineteenth century. Major themes include the establishment of modernity as a cultural ideal, the development of the avant-garde, and the genesis of the concept of abstraction.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
ARTH 2372Paris, "Capital of the Nineteenth Century" (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines the places, spaces, practices and representations of Paris in the nineteenth century. Tracing the changing faces of the city, we will study the modern city through architecture and urban planning, painting, drawing, photography, popular imagery and literature. Topics include Paris 'types'; fashion and birth of the department store; Haussmannization; and the 'spectacular' Paris of the panorama, morgue, Opera, and World's Fairs.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2009
ARTH 2451Modern Art, 1900-1945 (3.00 - 4.00)
A survey of major artistic movements in Europe and the United States during the first half of the twentieth century: Fauvism and Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, the School of Paris, Dada and Surrealism, the Russian avant-garde, modernist trends in America. Painting, sculpture, photography, and the functional arts are discussed.
ARTH 2471Art Since 1945 (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Surveys art production and theory in the U.S. and Europe since World War II. Relationships between artistic practice and critical theory are stressed in an examination of movements ranging from abstract expressionism to neo-geo.
ARTH 2472Modern Art in Italy (3.00 - 4.00)
ARTH 2472 will use the resources of Italy's modern and contemporary art museums supplemented by classroom and on-site lectures to offer an overview of the major movements of modern art in Italy. It will examine the historical and political contexts for developments from Futurism and Valori Plastici to Informel and Arte Povera, with a particular focus on the postwar years..
ARTH 2491The History of Photography (3.00 - 4.00)
General survey of the photographic medium from 1839 to the present. Emphasizes the technical, aesthetic, and critical issues particular to the medium.
ARTH 2525Topics in Renaissance Art History (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines focused topics in Renaissance Art History.
ARTH 2559New Course in History of Art (3.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject History of Art.
ARTH 2659Sacred Sites (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines the art and architecture of ten religious sites around the world focusing on ritual, culture, and history as well as the artistic characteristics of each site.
ARTH 2745African American Art (3.00)
This course surveys the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, prints, mixed media and textiles) produced by those of African descent in the United States from the Colonial period to the present. Presented both chronologically and thematically, the class interrogates issues of artistic identity, gender, patronage and the aesthetic influences of the African Diaspora and European and Euro-American aesthetics on African American artists.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012
ARTH 2751American Art to the Armory Show (3.00 - 4.00)
This lecture course will examine American visual arts from the time of European settlement to around 1900 with special emphasis on its political, social and cultural contexts. The course is both chronological and thematic. It focuses on major artistic figures, but it also focuses on issues such as the construction of an American identity, the role of fine arts in American society, and the tensions of class, gender, race & ethnicity in Amer Art.
Course was offered Fall 2013
ARTH 2752American Art Since Reconstruction (3.00 - 4.00)
This lecture course examines the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography, prints) of the United States from the late 19th-century to World War II. Particular emphasis is placed on cultural, political, and social issues that provide a contextual framework for the analysis of these images. The course interrogates topics such as artistic identity, American modernism, patronage, and the influence of popular culture on fine art.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011, Spring 2010
ARTH 2753Arts & Cultures of the Slave South (3.00 - 4.00)
This interdisciplinary course covers the American South to the Civil War. While the course centers on the visual arts 'architecture, material culture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture' it is not designed as a regional history of art, but an exploration of the interrelations between history, material and visual cultures, foodways, music and literature in the formation of Southern identities.
ARTH 2771American Modernism (3.00 - 4.00)
American Modernism is a survey of American art in the first half of the 20th century. The course will address the arrival of modern art in America, the situation of the American artist in relation to European art, and an American public, and the question of the American art.
ARTH 2772American Film Noir and the City (3.00 - 4.00)
Studies the classic period of film noir and its engagement with the city as a problematic subject and a frequent resource within American Art and culture immediately before and after WW II. Using the classic period of film noir as a framework, this lecture and discussion course examines the ways in which 'the city' is represented as a problematic subject and a frequent resource within American Art and culture immediately before and after WWII.
Course was offered Summer 2010
ARTH 2773Hollywood Cinema's Golden Age: The 1930s (3.00 - 4.00)
The course examines American cinema produced in Hollywood during the 1930s. While the Great Depression serves as an important historical backdrop, we will interrogate how issues such as ethnic/racial representation, shifting gender roles, sexuality, and urbanity are mediated in popular cinema in this decade.
Course was offered Summer 2011
ARTH 2774Stardom and American Film (3.00)
This course examines the role of stardom and star performance in American cinema from the silent era to the 1960s. Using art history, cultural studies and film criticism, we will explore topics such as visions of stardom, constructions and subversions of star identity, and the ways in which the media of film actively constructs how we look at and respond to stars as cultural and pictorial icons.
ARTH 2851World Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Big art history, on the role of art in human cultures. The construction of spaces in relation to human presence. Materials, skills, and the making of social hierarchies. Places, group origins, and identity. Kingship and empire across the continents; art and world religions. Contact, interaction and the beginnings of the present world.
Course was offered Spring 2015
ARTH 2861East Asian Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Introduces the artistic traditions of China, Korea, and Japan, from prehistoric times to the modern era. Surveys major monuments and the fundamental concepts behind their creation, and examines artistic form in relation to society, individuals, technology, and ideas.
ARTH 2862Arts of the Buddhist World- India to Japan (3.00 - 4.00)
Surveys the Buddhist sculpture, architecture and painting of India, China and Japan. Considers aspects of history and religious doctrine.
ARTH 2863Chinese Decorative Arts (3.00 - 4.00)
Chinese Decorative Arts
ARTH 2871The Arts of India (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The class is an overview of Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the Third Millennium BC to the 18th century AD and includes works from Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Islamic traditions.
ARTH 2961Arts of the Islamic World (3.00 - 4.00)
The class is an overview of art made in the service of Islam in the Central Islamic Lands, Egypt, North Africa, Spain, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and South and Southeast Asia.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
ARTH 2993Independent Study (3.00)
Independent study in the history of art.
Course was offered Fall 2010
ARTH 3051Greek Vase Painting (3.00 - 4.00)
Survey of the major styles, techniques, and painters of Greek vases produced in the Archaic and Classical periods (c. 700-350 b.c.). Emphasizes themes of myth and daily life, the relationship of vases to other ancient arts, the legacy of form and decoration in the arts of later periods, such as 18th century England, and comparisons with other cultures, such as the Native American southwest. Prerequisite: any course in Art History, Anthropology, Classics or History.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
ARTH 3052Art and Poetry in Classical Greece (3.00)
Study of the major themes in Greek sculpture and painting of the fifth century, including mythological narrative, cult practices, banqueting, and athletics. In order to view these themes in the context of classical Greek culture, the course seeks out shared structures of response and feeling in contemporary poetry; including readings in translation in Anakreon, Pindar, Aischylos, Sophokles, and Euripides.
ARTH 3053The Greek City (3.00)
Study of the Greek city from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. The course focuses on such themes as city planning, public buildings and houses, gender distinctions, the relationship between city and territory, and the nature of the polis.
ARTH 3061Roman Architecture (3.00)
Study of the history of Roman architecture from the Republic to the late empire with special emphasis on the evolution of urban architecture in Rome. Also considered are Roman villas, Roman landscape architecture, the cities of Pompeii and Ostia, major sites of the Roman provinces, and the architectural and archaeological field methods used in dealing with ancient architecture.
ARTH 3062Pompeii (3.00)
Explores the life, art, architecture, urban development, religion, economy, and daily life of the famous Roman city destroyed in the cataclysmic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in a.d. 79.
ARTH 3151Art and Science in the Middle Ages (3.00 - 4.00)
During the medieval period, power and knowledge required the endorsement of clerics. Alongside secular courtiers they also cultivated creative expressions of their erudition, revealing the medieval interpenetration of art, science and religion. The artworks surveyed in this course provide lasting records of critically creative confrontations between the scientific and spiritual traditions linked to medieval Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Course was offered Spring 2014
ARTH 3251Gender and Art in Renaissance Italy (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines how notions of gender shaped the production, patronage, and fruition of the visual arts in Italy between 1350 and 1600. Prerequisite: A previous course in art history or gender studies.
ARTH 3253Renaissance Art and Literature (3.00)
Examines the interrelations between literature and the visual arts in Italy from 1300 to 1600. The writings of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio and their followers are analyzed in relation to the painting, sculpture, and architecture of Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Raphael, and Michelangelo, among others.
ARTH 3254Leonardo da Vinci (3.00)
An analysis of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, drawings, and notes, giving special attention to his writings and drawings on human anatomy, the theory of light and shade, color theory, and pictorial composition. His work is considered in relation to the works of fellow artists such as Bramante, Raphael, and Michelangelo as well as within the context of Renaissance investigation of the natural world. Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
ARTH 3255Renaissance Art on Site (3.00)
Firsthand, direct knowledge of Renaissance art and architecture through an intensive program of on-site visits in Florence and Rome. The course aims to provide a deeper understanding of the specificity of images and sites; that is, their materials, texture, scale, size, proportions, colors, and volumes. It also aims to instill a full sense of the importance of the original location for the understanding and interpretation of Renaissance art. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ARTH 3257Michelangelo and His Time (3.00)
Analyzes the work of Michelangelo in sculpture, painting and architecture in relation to his contemporaries in Italy and the North. The class focuses on the close investigation of his preparatory drawings, letters, poems and documents. Prerequisite: One course in the history of art beyond the level of ARTH 1051 and 1052
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
ARTH 3281Rembrandt (3.00)
Study of the life and work of the great Dutch seventeenth-century master. Topics include Rembrandt's interpretation of the Bible and the nature of his religious convictions, his relationship to classical and Renaissance culture, his rivalry with Rubens, and the expressive purposes of his distinctive techniques in painting, drawing, and etching.
ARTH 3351British Art: Tudors through Victoria (3.00)
Surveys English (British) painting, sculpture, and printmaking from the reign of Henry VII Tudor (1485) to the death of Queen Victoria (1901). Major artists such as Holbein, Mor, Mytens, Rubens, van Dyck, Lely, Kneller, Hogarth, Rysbrack, Roubilliac, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Rowlandson, Flaxman, Lawrence, Constable, Turner, Landseer, the Pre-Raphaelites and Alma-Taddema are examined in their political, social, economic, spiritual, and aesthetic contexts. Prerequisite: At least one post-medieval art history course is recommended.
Course was offered Fall 2009
ARTH 3491Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics (3.00)
This course explores the question of whether there might be something called a 'feminist aesthetics.' We look at the work of a handful of women photographers, and read criticism about photography, to leverage our exploration into feminist aesthetics. The course works within the frame of feminist discourse. It presents the work of a small number of photographers whose work we will interpret in conjunction with readings in criticism and theory.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
ARTH 3525Topics in Renaissance Art History (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines focused topics in Renaissance Art History.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
ARTH 3545Topics In 20th/21st Century Art (3.00 - 4.00)
Examines focused topics in 20th/21st Art History.
ARTH 3559New Course in History of Art (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject History in Art.
ARTH 3591Art History Colloquium (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The Art History Colloquium combines lecture and discussion. Subject varies with the instructor, who may decide to focus attention either on a particular period, artist, or theme, or on the broader question of the aims and methods of art history. Subject is announced prior to each registration period. This course fulfills the second writing requirement, involving at least two writing assignments totaling at a minimum 4,000 words (20 pages).
ARTH 3595Art History Practicum (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The Art History Practicum course places added emphasis on immersive experience and the active construction of knowledge, involving hands-on projects, experiments, lab work, and field trips of varying lengths, including on-site studies at archaeological sites, laboratories, or museums.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2015
ARTH 3651Anthropology of Australian Aboriginal Art (3.00)
This class studies the intersection of anthropology, art and material culture focusing on Australian Aboriginal art. We examine how Aboriginal art has moved from relative obscurity to global recognition over the past 30 yrs. Topics include the historical and cultural contexts of invention, production, marketing and appropriation of Aboriginal art. Students will conduct research using the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and Study Center.
ARTH 3751Material Life in Early America (3.00)
Studies American domestic environments (architecture, landscapes, rural and urban settings) and decorative arts (furniture, silver, ceramics, and glass) in relation to their social, cultural, and historical contexts from European settlement to 1825. Prerequisite: At least one course in either American art or early American history or literature is recommended.
ARTH 3761Women in American Art (3.00)
Analyzes the roles played by women both as visual artists and as the subjects of representation in American art from the colonial period to the present. Explores the changing cultural context and institutions that support or inhibit women's artistic activity and help to shape their public presentation. Some background in either art history or women's studies is desirable.
ARTH 3781New York School (4.00)
The New York School focuses on the background, development, and dissemination of abstract expressionism, beginning with an examination of the place and politics of the artist in America in the depression era. The slide lectures and required readings examine the social and intellectual groundings of the subjects of abstract painting in the 1940s and the development of an international art scene in New York in the 1950s.
Course was offered Spring 2010
ARTH 3861Chinese Art (3.00 - 4.00)
The course is a survey of the major epochs of Chinese art from pre-historic to the modern period. The course intends to familiarize students with the important artistic traditions developed in China: ceramics, bronzes, funerary art and ritual, Buddhist art, painting, and garden architecture. It seeks to understand artistic form in relation to technology, political and religious beliefs, and social and historical contexts, with focus on the role of the state or individuals as patrons of the arts. It also introduces the major philosophic and religious traditions (Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism) that have shaped cultural and aesthetic ideals, Chinese art theories, and the writings of leading scholars.
ARTH 3862Japanese Art (3.00)
Introduces the arts and culture of Japan. Focuses on key monuments and artistic traditions that have played central roles in Japanese art and society. Analyzes how artists, architects, and patrons expressed their ideals in visual terms. Examines sculptures, paintings, and decorative objects and their underlying artistic and cultural values.
ARTH 3951African Art (3.00)
Studies Africa's chief forms of visual art from prehistoric times to the present.
ARTH 3993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Independent study in the history of art
ARTH 4051Art History: Theory and Practice (3.00)
This course introduces art history majors to the basic tools and methods of art historical research, and to the theoretical and historical questions of art historical interpretation. The course will survey a number of current approaches to the explanation and interpretation of works of art, and briefly address the history of art history. Prerequisite: Major or minor in art history.
ARTH 4591Undergraduate Seminar in the History of Art (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Subject varies with the instructor, who may decide to focus attention either on a particular period, artist, or theme, or on the broader question of the aims and methods of art history. Subject is announced prior to each registration period. Representative subjects include the life and art of Pompeii, Roman painting and mosaics, history and connoisseurship of baroque prints, art and politics in revolutionary Europe, Picasso and painting, and problems in American art and culture. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ARTH 4951University Museums Internship (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This is the second semester of the internship at either the Fralin Museum of Art or Kluge Ruhe. Students will work approximately 100 hours per semester in the museum, and will participate in three training sessions and three academic seminars. Prequisite: ARTH/GDS 4951 and instructor permission, by application. Please see information at www.virginia.edu/art/arthistory/courses and www.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/globaldevelopment
ARTH 4952University Museums Internship (3.00)
This is the second semester internship at either UVA Art Museum or Kluge Ruhe. Students will work approximately 100 hours per semester in the museum, and will participate in three training sessions and three academic seminars. ARTH/GDS 4951 and instructor permission, by application; deadline May 1. Please see information at www.virginia.edu/art/arthistory/courses and www.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/globaldevelopment
ARTH 4998Undergraduate Thesis Research (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research for a thesis of approximately 50 written pages undertaken in the fall semester of the fourth year by art history majors who have been accepted into the department's Distinguished Majors Program.
ARTH 4999Undergraduate Thesis Writing (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Writing of a thesis of approximately 50 written pages undertaken in the spring semester of the fourth year by art history majors who have been accepted into the department's Distinguished Majors Program.
ARTH 5559New Course in Art History (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of art history.
Course was offered Spring 2016
Arabic in Translation
ARTR 2500Taboo and the Arabic Novel (3.00)
This class introduces the contemporary Arabic novel as it deals with religious and social taboo. The course surveys major works of Arabic literature that generated confrontations with the State, readers, or religious movements. It looks at the reception of texts in the Arabic world, the texts' intersection with social and political taboos, and the problems of censorship and confiscation of artistic work. Texts include work by Naguib Mahfouz.
Course was offered Spring 2010
ARTR 3245Arabic Literary Delights (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
In this course, we will venture into the fascinating words and worlds of premodern Arab-Islamic leisure and pleasure. We will focus specifically on the literary representation of and socio-cultural/theosophical debate on humor, pleasantry, wit, frivolity, eating, feasting, banquets crashing, dietetics, erotology, aphrodisiacs, sexual education and hygiene.
Course was offered Fall 2016
ARTR 3290Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3.00)
Introduction to the development and themes of modern Arabic literature (poetry, short stories, novels and plays). Taught in English.
ARTR 3350Introduction to Arab Women's Literature (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A comprehensive overview of contemporary Arab women's literature, this course examines all Arab women's literary genres starting from personal letters, memoirs, speeches, poetry, fiction, drama, to journalistic articles and interviews. Selected texts cover various geographic locales and theoretical perspectives. Special emphasis will be given to the issues of Arab female authorship, subjectivity theory, and to the question of Arab Feminism.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2013
ARTR 3390Love, Alienation, and Politics in the Contemporary Arabic Novel (3.00)
Introduction to the Arabic Novel with emphasis on a medium for expounding political issues of the Arab World.
ARTR 3490Arab Cinemas (3.00)
The course will concentrate on cinemas of Egypt, the Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) as well as Syrian and Palestinian films. It will examine major moments in the history of these cinemas and the political developments that have inevitably had a major influence on filmmaking in the region.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ARTR 3559New Course in Arabic in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
This course is meant to work with students on major works of Arabic literature in English translation
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2015
ARTR 5245Arabic Literary Delights (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
In this course we will focus specifically on the literary representation of and socio-cultural/theosophical debate on humor, pleasantry, wit, frivolity, eating, feasting, banquets crashing, dietetics, erotology, aphrodisiacs, sexual education and hygiene. We will organize the course around selected readings from a variety of premodern Arabic jocular, culinary and erotological literature available in English translations.
Course was offered Fall 2016
ARTR 5290Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (3.00)
Introduces the development and themes of modern Arabic literature (poetry, short stories, novels and plays). No knowledge of Arabic is required. Taught in English.
ARTR 5350Introduction to Arab Women's Literature (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A comprehensive overview of contemporary Arab women's literature, this course examines all Arab women's literary genres starting from personal letters, memoirs, speeches, poetry, fiction, drama, to journalistic articles and interviews. Selected texts cover various geographic locales and theoretical perspectives. Special emphasis will be given to the issues of Arab female authorship, subjectivity theory, and to the question of Arab Feminism.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2013
ARTR 5490Arab Cinemas (3.00)
The course will concentrate on cinemas of Egypt, the Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) as well as Syrian and Palestinian films. It will examine major moments in the history of these cinemas and the political developments that have inevitably had a major influence on filmmaking in the region.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ARTR 5559New Course in Arabic in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
This course is meant to work with students on major works of Arabic literature in English translation.
Studio Art
ARTS 1000Drawing at Sea I (3.00)
This course will focus on the fundamentals of drawing: visual perception, elements of line, gesture, proportion, spatial relationships, scale, value, and texture. It is intended for beginning students. During the semester, students will develop a range of skills that will enable them to hone their observational sensibilities and then apply them to their work.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2012
ARTS 1010Drawing at Sea II (3.00)
This course is intended for students who have previously completed a college level drawing class (either Introduction to Drawing or Introduction to Figure Drawing). Building on the principles of basic drawing, students will further investigate drawing from observation and creating the illusion of 3-dimensional form and space on a 2-dimensional surface.
ARTS 1220Intro to Digital Media at Sea (3.00)
The course will be an introduction to digital imagery, using photography as the source for creative manipulation in Adobe Photoshop. At the beginning of the semester, questions about how to use one's camera skillfully, how to compose an interesting photograph, how to interpret and to evaluate work will be addressed.
Course was offered Fall 2012
ARTS 1559New Course in Studio Art (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of studio art.
ARTS 1710Intro to Painting at Sea (3.00)
Designed for beginning painters, the course will introduce students to color theory, color mixing, and color application. It aims to improve observational skills in both drawing and painting. Students will experiment with composition and collage construction.
ARTS 2110Introduction to Photography I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Focuses on gaining a working understanding of black and white photo processes and, most importantly, opening up a dialogue about photography. Class assignments help students understand the visual language of photography using 35mm film and printing in the darkroom. In addition, lectures explore examples from the historical and contemporary worlds of fine art photography and readings range from art and philosophy to science. Prereq: ARTS 2610
ARTS 2112Introduction to Photography II (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Building off of 2110, this course offers an introduction to color photography, digital printing methods, and medium format cameras. Advanced skills are demonstrated and practiced with the goal of increasing the quality of the work. Further explorations into historical and contemporary art issues via presentations, visiting artists, and readings increase awareness. Students create a final portfolio. Prerequisite: ARTS 2110
ARTS 2220Introduction to New Media I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This class introduces digital techniques in the context of fine art. Topics covered include digital imaging and basic interactive art. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2222Introduction to New Media II (3.00)
Building on the skills and concepts established in ARTS 2220, this class introduces animation techniques in the context of fine arts. Prerequisite: ARTS 2220.
ARTS 2310Installation and Performance Art I (3.00)
This course introduces new art genres including installation, performance, and video documentation to the student's art practice. Includes contemporary Art History, theory, and the creation of art made with non-traditional materials, methods and formats. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610
Course was offered Summer 2017, Spring 2013, Fall 2010
ARTS 2312Installation and Performance Art II (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 2310.
Course was offered Spring 2011
ARTS 2370Introduction to Cinematography I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The course introduces experimental 16mm film production as a practice of visual art. These courses include technical, historical, and theoretical issues that apply to cinematography and its relationship to the traditional visual arts. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2372Introduction to Cinematography II (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 2370
ARTS 2511Special Topics in Photography (3.00)
This course will focus on the topic of documentary photography, a working style that combines accurate depiction with impassioned advocacy, usually with the goal of arousing public commitment to social change. Since the 1980s this mode has expanded to include formal and iconographical investigation of social experience with a counterstain of personal images. This class will use digital photography to develop projects and portfolios.
ARTS 2559New Course in Studio Art (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New course in the subject of studio art.
Course was offered Spring 2016
ARTS 2560Special Topics in Printmaking (3.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An introduction to the specialized materials, methods, processes, and cultural issues as they relate to the history and practice of Printmaking
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
ARTS 2570Special Topics in Painting (3.00)
Students are introduced to specialized materials, methods and cultural issues as they relate to painting.
Course was offered Summer 2015, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
ARTS 2580Special Topics in Sculpture (3.00)
An introduction to the specialized materials, methods, processes, and cultural issues as they relate to the history and practice of Sculpture
ARTS 2610Introduction to Drawing I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Drawing provides students with a foundation of skills, judgement, and observational abilities that are essential to artistic expression. ARTS2000 is required for every Studio Art major and minor and a prerequisite for all other media related courses in Studio Art.
ARTS 2620Introduction to Drawing II (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Continuation of ARTS 2610 with projects emphasizing on drawing skills and analytical thinking. The majority of assignments will be concept-based to encourage students to develop individual visual language. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2630Life Drawing I (3.00)
Creations of drawings of a living model in various media. Topics include artistic anatomy, figure and portrait drawing. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2632Life Drawing II (3.00)
Creations of drawings of a living model in various media. Topics include artistic anatomy, figure and portrait drawing. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610.
ARTS 2670Introduction to Printmaking I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to basic black and white etching techniques, basic black and white plate lithography, and techniques of stone lithography. Printmaking professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632.
ARTS 2672Introduction to Printmaking II (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Prerequisite: ARTS 2670.
ARTS 2710Introduction to Painting I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to basic water painting techniques and materials (including acrylic, gouache, and water color), emphasizing perception and color. Assignments are designed to assist the student in understanding the creative process and interpreting the environment through a variety of subject matter expressed in painted images. Encourages individual stylistic development. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632.
ARTS 2712Introduction to Painting II (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Prerequisite: ARTS 2710.
ARTS 2810Introduction to Sculpture I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Investigates the sculptural process through modeling, carving, fabricating and casting. Examines traditional and contemporary concerns of sculpture by analyzing historical examples and work done in class. Prerequisite: ARTS 2610 and either ARTS 2620, ARTS 2630, or ARTS 2632.
ARTS 2812Introduction to Sculpture II (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Prerequisite: ARTS 2810.
ARTS 3110Intermediate Photography I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Expands technical possibilities available to students by introducing large format cameras. Class time involves evaluating work in progress, slide presentations (sometimes by students as research projects) or discussion of reading material. Students create a final portfolio from assignments. Cameras provided. Prerequisite: ARTS 2110 and ARTS 2112
ARTS 3112Intermediate Photography II (3.00)
Explores intermediate-level photographic techniques and concepts. Specific course content varies according to faculty. (Spring only). Prerequisite: ARTS 2110 and ARTS 2112.
ARTS 3220Intermediate New Media Part I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This class continues the investigation of digital art begun in ARTS 2220 and 2222 through the introduction of experimental video history and techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 2220 and ARTS 2222.
ARTS 3222Intermediate New Media II (3.00)
This class focuses primarily on creative and conceptual development within the technical and artistic framework established in previous semesters. Prerequisite: ARTS 2220 and ARTS 2222.
ARTS 3370Intermediate Cinematography I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course continues the practice of 16mm experimental film production with an increased emphasis on audio and digital video motion picture making. Student will complete assignments based on genres of experimental film making such as expressionism, naturalism, and realism. Prerequisite: ARTS 2370 and ARTS 2372.
ARTS 3372Intermediate Cinematography II (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 2370 and ARTS 2372.
ARTS 3559New Course in Studio Art (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of studio art.
Course was offered Spring 2015
ARTS 3670Intermediate Printmaking I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Includes relief printing, advanced lithography techniques, including color lithography, color etching, monotypes, and further development of black and white imagery. Printmaking professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 2670 and ARTS 2672.
ARTS 3672Intermediate Printmaking II (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 2670, 2672.
ARTS 3710Intermediate Painting I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Exploration of contemporary painting materials, techniques, and concepts, as well as a continuation of basic oil painting processes. Assignments are designed to assist the student in developing their perceptions and imagination and translating them into painted images. Direction is given to the formation of personal original painting styles. Prerequisite: ARTS 2710, 2712.
ARTS 3712Intermediate Painting II (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 2710, 2712.
ARTS 3810Sculpture I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Continuation of ARTS 2810 and ARTS 2812 with greater emphasis on the special problems of the sculptural discipline. Prerequisite: ARTS 2810, 2812.
ARTS 3812Sculpture II (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 2810, 2812.
ARTS 4110Advanced Photography I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Group study designed to assist students in preparing their required thesis exhibitions. Meets twice a week as a group to evaluate and discuss work in progress. (Fall only.) Prerequisite: ARTS 3110 or ARTS 3112.
ARTS 4112Advanced Photography II (3.00)
Assists students in preparing their required thesis exhibitions. Meets twice a week as a group to evaluate and discuss work in progress. Students participate in class portfolio and acquire a print from each member of the class. One becomes part of the University collection. Graduating fourth-year students are expected to complete a quality slide portfolio, resume, and artist statement in conjunction with the thesis exhibition. (Spring only) Prerequisite: ARTS 3110 or ARTS 3112.
ARTS 4220Advanced New Media I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This class encourages independent development of a semester long project that engages with the discourses and techniques around contemporary new media art. Prerequisite: ARTS 3220 or ARTS 3222.
ARTS 4222Advanced New Media II (3.00)
A continuation of artistic investigations begun in ARTS 4220. Prerequisite: ARTS 3220 or ARTS 3222.
ARTS 4370Advanced Cinematography I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Course continues the practice of 16mm film or digital video experimental production with an emphasis on a completed piece for public screenings or exhibitions. Prerequisite: ARTS 3370 or ARTS 3372.
ARTS 4372Advanced Cinematography II (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 3370 or ARTS 3372.
ARTS 4450Distinguished Major Project (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Intensive independent work using either sculpture, photography, printmaking, cinematography, or painting as the primary medium, culminating in a coherent body of work under direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Major Program.
ARTS 4452Distinguished Major Project (3.00)
Intensive independent work using either sculpture, photography, printmaking, cinematography, or painting as the primary medium, culminating in a coherent body of work under direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Major Program. ARTS 4450 Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Major Program.
ARTS 4670Advanced Problems in Printmaking (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Designed for students who have completed two or more semesters of study of a specific printmaking technique (woodcut, etching, or lithography) and wish to continue their exploration of that technique. Prerequisite: ARTS 3670 or 3672.
ARTS 4672Advanced Problems in Printmaking (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 3670 or 3672.
ARTS 4710Advanced Painting I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The capstone of a three year study in painting. Continues the investigation of oil painting as an expressive medium and stresses the development of students' ability to conceive and execute a series of thematically related paintings over the course of the semester. Painting professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 3710 or 3712.
ARTS 4712Advanced Painting II (3.00)
Painting professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 3710 or ARTS 3712.
ARTS 4810Advanced Sculpture I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Continuation of the sculpture sequence with greater emphasis on developing a student's individual voice. Advanced projects in moldmaking, metal casting, and non-traditional sculpture materials are assigned. The creation of a sculptural installation is also assigned. Sculpture professors and course content vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: ARTS 3810 or 3812.
ARTS 4812Advanced Sculpture II (3.00)
Prerequisite: ARTS 3810 or 3812.
ARTS 4900Advanced Project in Art (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Investigation and development of a consistent idea or theme in painting, sculpture, or the graphic arts. May be taken more than once under the same course number by students who are sufficiently advanced in studio work. This course is not intended to be used for major credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ARTS 5900Graduate Projects in Studio Art (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Advanced problems and situations in art-making including the development of skills related to the creation of new research.
Astronomy
ASTR 1210Introduction to the Sky and Solar System (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A study of the night sky primarily for non-science majors. Provides a brief history of astronomy through Newton. Topics include the properties of the sun, earth, moon, planets, asteroids, meteors and comets; origin and evolution of the solar system; life in the universe; and recent results from space missions and ground-based telescopes.
ASTR 1220Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A study of stars, star formation, and evolution primarily for non-science majors. Topics include light, atoms, and modern observing technologies; origin of the chemical elements; supernovae, pulsars, neutron stars, and black holes; structure and evolution of our galaxy; nature of other galaxies; active galaxies and quasars; expanding universe, cosmology, the big bang, and the early universe.
ASTR 1230Introduction to Astronomical Observation (3.00)
An independent laboratory class for non-science majors, meeting at night, in which students work individually or in small groups on observational projects that focus on the study of constellations, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies using binoculars, 8-inch telescopes, and imaging equipment at the department's student observatory. Prerequisites: ASTR 1210, 1220, or 1270 or instructor permission.
ASTR 1260Threats from Outer Space (3.00)
This introductory astronomy course for non-science majors deals with harmful, or potentially harmful, astronomical phenomena such as asteroid/comet impacts, supernovae, gamma ray bursts, solar storms, cosmic rays, black holes, galaxy collisions, and the end of the universe. Physical principles will be used to evaluate the dangers involved.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
ASTR 1270Unsolved Mysteries in the Universe (3.00)
An exploration of the unsolved mysteries in the universe and the limits of our knowledge for non-science majors. The class emphasizes the nature of scientific endeavor, and explores the boundaries between science, philosophy, and metaphysics. A number of thought provoking topics are discussed including the beginning and end of the universe, black holes, extraterrestrial life, the nature of time, dark matter and dark energy.
ASTR 1280The Origins of Almost Everything (3.00)
From ancient Babylon to modern cosmology, nearly every culture on Earth has stories and myths of creation. It is a universal human desire to understand where we came. In this introductory astronomy class for non-science majors, students will explore the origins of the Universe, structure and galaxies, stars, planets and life. The course will use the content to illustrate the nature of science and scientific inquiry.
Course was offered Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
ASTR 1290Black Holes (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Black holes are stellar remnants that are so dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull. Nevertheless, systems that contain these "dark stars" are among the brightest sources in the universe. In this introductory course, aimed primarily at non-science majors, students will explore the seemingly paradoxical nature of black holes and evaluate the astronomical evidence for their existence.
ASTR 1500Seminar (1.00)
Primarily for first and second year students, taught on a voluntary basis by a faculty member. Topics vary.
ASTR 1510Seminar (1.00)
Primarily for first and second year students, taught on a voluntary basis by a faculty member. Topics vary.
ASTR 1559New Course in Astronomy (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of astronomy.
ASTR 1610Intro to Astronomical Research for Potential Astronomy/Astrophysics Majors (1.00)
For first and second year students considering Astronomy/Astronomy-Physics as a major, or current A/A-P majors. Faculty will present ongoing research to introduce students to both the subject matter and the required physical, mathematical, and computational background of contemporary astronomy research. Potential long term undergraduate research projects will be emphasized. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus and one semester of physics.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
ASTR 2110Introduction to Astrophysics I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Primarily for science majors. A thorough discussion of the basic concepts and methods of solar system, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics with an emphasis on physical principles. Prerequisite/corequisite: MATH 1210 or 1310, PHYS 1610 or 2310, or instructor permission; ASTR 2110 and 2120 form a sequence and should be taken in that order.
ASTR 2120Introduction to Astrophysics II (3.00)
Primarily for science majors. A thorough discussion of the basic concepts and methods of solar system, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy and astrophysics with an emphasis on physical principles. Prerequisite/corequisite: ASTR 2110, MATH 1210 or 1310, PHYS 1610 or 2310, or instructor permission; ASTR 2110 and 2120 form a sequence and should be taken in that order.
ASTR 2559New Course in Astronomy (1.00 - 4.00)
New Course in the subject of Astronomy.
ASTR 3130Observational Astronomy (4.00)
Primarily for science majors. A lecture and laboratory course that deals with basic observational techniques in astronomy. The laboratory section generally meets at night. Students use observational facilities at the McCormick and Fan Mountain Observatories. Additional work outside posted laboratory hours will be required to take advantage of clear skies. Prerequisite: ASTR 2110,2120 or ASTR 1210,1220, or instructor permission.
ASTR 3140Introduction to Observational Radio Astronomy (3.00)
An introduction to the tools, techniques, and science of radio astronomy. Discussion includes fundamentals of measuring radio signals, radiometers, antennas, and interferometers, supplemented by illustrative labs; radio emission mechanisms and simple radiative transfer; radio emission from the Sun and planets, stars, galactic and extragalactic sources, and the cosmic microwave background. Prerequisite: ASTR 2110, 2120.
ASTR 3340Teaching Astronomy (3.00)
A seminar-style class offered primarily for non-majors planning to teach science or looking to improve their ablility to communicate science effectively. In addition to astronomy content, students will learn effective teaching strategies and gain practical experience by developing and implementing their own concept-based astronomy lessons. Prerequisite: ASTR 1210, 1240; instructor permission
ASTR 3410Archaeo-Astronomy (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Open to non-science students. Discussion of prescientific astronomy, including Mayan, Babylonian, and ancient Chinese astronomy, and the significance of relics such as Stonehenge. Discusses the usefulness of ancient records in the study of current astrophysical problems such as supernova outbursts. Uses current literature from several disciplines, including astronomy, archaeology, and anthropology. Prerequisite/corequisite: A 1000- or 2000-level ASTR course, or instructor permission.
ASTR 3420Life Beyond the Earth (3.00)
Open to non-science students. Studies the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life; methods and desirability of interstellar communication; prospects for humanity's colonization of space; interaction of space colonies; and the search for other civilizations. Prerequisite/corequisite: A 1000- or 2000-level ASTR course or instructor permission.
ASTR 3460Development of Modern Astronomy (3.00)
The 20th Century saw a revolution in our study of the origin and evolution of the universe. It was a dynamic period with the opening of the electromagnetic spectrum and the transition to "Big Science." This course is a survey of the development of modern astrophysics, with an emphasis on the second half of the 20th Century. Prerequisite: A 1000- or 2000-level ASTR course or instructor permission.
ASTR 3470Science and Controversy in Astronomy (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Open to non-science students. Investigates controversial topics in science and pseudo-science from the astronomer's perspective. Analyzes methods of science and the nature of scientific evidence, and their implications for unresolved astrophysical problems. Topics include extraterrestrial life, UFO's, Velikovsky, von Daniken, and astrology. Prerequisite/corequisite: ASTR 1210 or 1240, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2011
ASTR 3480Introduction to Cosmology (3.00)
Open to first-year students; primarily for non-science students. A descriptive introduction to the study of the ultimate structure and evolution of the universe. Covers the history of the universe, cosmological speculation, and the nature of the galaxies. Provides a qualitative introduction to relativity theory and the nature of space-time, black holes, models of the universe (big bang, steady-state, etc.) and methods of testing them.
ASTR 3559New Course in Astronomy (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of astronomy.
Course was offered Spring 2010
ASTR 3880Planetary Astronomy (3.00)
Studies the origin and evolution of the bodies in the solar system, emphasizing the geology of the planets and satellites of the inner solar system and the satellites of the gaseous planets. Topics will include the interpretation of remote sensing data, the chemistry and dynamics of planetary atmospheres and their interactions with the planetary surfaces, and the role of impacts. Prerequisite: Introductory course in geosciences or astronomy.
ASTR 3881Planetary Astronomy Laboratory (1.00)
Optional one hour laboratory for students in ASTR 3880 that provides practical experience in accessing and analyzing data related to the origin and geology of solar system planetary bodies, including the Moon, Mars, and outer planet satellites.
ASTR 4140Research Methods in Astrophysics (3.00)
Primarily for astronomy/astrophysics majors. Students will be exposed to a research methods-intensive set of mini projects,with emphasis on current active areas of astrophysics research. The goal is to prepare students for research in astrophysics. Topics will include databases and database manipulation, astronomical surveys, statistics, space observatories and observation planning, intro to numerical simulations, and proposal writing. Prerequisites: ASTR 2110/2120 and PHYS 2660, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
ASTR 4559New Course in Astronomy (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of astronomy.
ASTR 4810Astrophysics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Basic concepts in mechanics, statistical physics, atomic and nuclear structure, and radiative transfer are developed and applied to selected fundamental problems in the areas of stellar structure, stellar atmospheres, the interstellar medium, and extragalactic astrophysics. Prerequisite: ASTR 2110, 2120 (recommended); MATH 5210, 5220; PHYS 3210, 3310 (concurrent), 3430 (concurrent), 3650; or instructor permission.
ASTR 4993Tutorial (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 4998Senior Thesis (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 5010Astrophysical Processes (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An introduction to the basic physics of astronomy and astrophysics organized around learning physical principles and applying them to astrophysical objects. Physics covered will be chosen from fluid mechanics, radiative transfer, statistical mechanics, classical and quantum radiation processes, and quantum mechanics of atomic and molecular structure. This graduate course will involve more complex and difficult assignments than ASTR 4810. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
ASTR 5110Astronomical Techniques (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Surveys modern techniques of radiation measurement, data analysis, and image processing, and their application to astrophysical problems, especially the physical properties of stars and galaxies. Relevant laboratory experiments and observations with the department's telescopes are included. Students are expected to develop a familiarity with programming and other basic computer skills if they do not already possess them. Prerequisite: ASTR 2110-2120; PHYS 3420, 3430 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
ASTR 5140Advanced Research Methods in Astrophysics (3.00)
Graduate students will be exposed to a research methods-intensive set of projects, with emphasis on current active areas of astrophysics research. The goal is to prepare students for research in astrophysics. Topics will include databases and database manipulation, astronomical surveys, statistics, space observatories and observation planning, intro to numerical simulations, and proposal writing.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ASTR 5260Introduction to Astrochemistry (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This interdisciplinary course will introduce advanced undergraduates and graduates to molecules and their chemistry in different sources throughout the universe. Topics include gas-phase and grain-surface reactions, astronomical spectroscopy, laboratory experiments, and astrochemical modeling. Prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisites, but some knowledge of chemical kinetics, spectroscopy, and/or the interstellar medium will be helpful.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
ASTR 5340Introductory Radio Astronomy (3.00)
Studies the fundamentals of measuring power and power spectra, antennas, interferometers, and radiometers. Topics include thermal radiation, synchrotron radiation, and line frequency radiation; and radio emission from the planets, sun, flare stars, pulsars, supernovae, interstellar gas, galaxies, and quasi-stellar sources.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
ASTR 5350Introduction to Radio Astronomy Instrumentation (3.00)
An introduction to the instrumentation of radio astronomy. Discussion includes fundamentals of measuring radio signals, noise theory, basic radiometry, antennas, low noise electronics, coherent receivers, signal processing for continuum and spectral line studies, and arrays. Lecture material is supplemented by illustrative labs. Prerequisite: ASTR 5340 or Instructor permission.
ASTR 5420Interstellar Medium (3.00)
Studies the physics of the interstellar gas and grains, the distribution and dynamics of gas, and cosmic radiation and interstellar magnetic fields. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 5430Stellar Astrophysics (3.00)
Studies observed properties and physics of stars including radiative transfer; stellar thermodynamics; convection; formation of spectra in atmospheres; equations of stellar structure; nuclear reactions; stellar evolution; and nucleosynthesis. Includes applicable numerical techniques. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 5440Stellar Astrophysics (3.00)
Studies observed properties and physics of stars including radiative transfer; stellar thermodynamics; convection; formation of spectra in atmospheres; equations of stellar structure; nuclear reactions; stellar evolution; and nucleosynthesis. Includes applicable numerical techniques. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
ASTR 5450High Energy Astrophysics (3.00)
Introduces the physics of basic radiation mechanisms and particle acceleration processes that are important in high energy phenomena and space science. Discusses applications to pulsars, active galactic nuclei, radio galaxies, quasars, and supernovae. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 5559New Course in Astronomy (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of astronomy.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012
ASTR 5610Galactic Structure and Stellar Populations (3.00)
Explores the structure and evolution of star clusters and galaxies, with emphasis on the kinematics, chemistry, ages, and spectral energy distributions of stellar populations. The course introduces fundamental tools of Galactic astronomy, including methods for assessing the size, shape, age, and dynamics of the Milky Way and other stellar systems, galaxy formation, interstellar gas and dust, dark matter, and the distance scale. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
ASTR 5630Extragalactic Astronomy (3.00)
This course provides an overview of extragalactic astronomy. Topics include both qualitative and quantitative discussion of various types of galaxy (ellipticals, spirals, dwarf, starburst); results from theory of stellar dynamics; groups and clusters of galaxies; active galaxies; high-redshift galaxies; galaxy evolution; the intergalactic medium; and dark matter. The course is intended for advanced undergraduate astrophysics majors and first and second year graduate students. Prerequisite: Physics and Math through PHYS 2610, MATH 3250 (or equivalent); ASTR 2110, 2120 (or equivalent).
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
ASTR 5640Extragalactic Astronomy II (3.00)
This course provides an overview of extragalactic astronomy. Topics include both a qualitative and quantitative discussion of star formation in galaxies, galaxy interactions and mergers, active galaxies and quasars, cosmology, structure formation in the universe, and galaxy formation and evolution. The course is intended for advanced undergraduate astrophysics majors and first and second year graduate students. Proposed: This course provides an overview of extragalactic astronomy. Topics include both a qualitative and quantitative discussion of star formation in galaxies, galaxy interactions and mergers, active galaxies and quasars, cosmology, structure formation in the universe, and galaxy formation and evolution. The course is intended for advanced undergraduate astrophysics majors and first and second year graduate students. Prerequisite: ASTR 5630 or Instructor Permission
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2011
ASTR 6210Introduction to Sky and Solar System Concepts (3.00)
The subject matter of this course is the same as ASTR 1210. Students are offered special assignments and consultation on introductory astronomy concepts on the sky and solar system related to education. Offered concurrently with undergraduate sections, but restricted to graduate students in the Curry school. Prerequisite: Curry School students; instructor permission.
ASTR 6220Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and Universe Concepts (3.00)
The subject matter of this course is the same as ASTR 1220. Students are offered special assignments and consultation on introductory astronomy concepts on the stars, galaxies and universe related to education. Offered concurrently with undergraduate sections but restricted to graduate students in the Curry school. Prerequisite: Curry School students; instructor permission.
ASTR 6230Introduction to Astronomical Observation Concepts (3.00)
The subject matter of this course is the same as ASTR 1230. Students are offered special assignments and consultation on introductory concepts in observational astronomy related to education. Offered concurrently with undergraduate sections. Prerequisite: Curry School students; instructor permission.
ASTR 6340Astronomy Concepts in the Classroom (3.00)
A seminar-style class offered for graduate students in the School of Education and in-service teachers seeking credit towards (re) certification. In addition to astronomy content, students will learn effective astronomy lessons. Prerequisite: instructor permission
ASTR 6420Life Beyond the Earth Concepts (3.00)
The subject matter of this course is the same as ASTR 3420. Students are offered special reading assignments and consultation on extraterrestrial life concepts related to education. Offered concurrently with undergraduate sections. Prerequisite: Curry School students; instructor permission.
ASTR 6470Science and Controversy Concepts (3.00)
The subject matter of this course is the same as ASTR 3470. Students are offered special reading assignments and consultation on science and pseudoscience concepts related to education. Offered concurrently with undergraduate sections. Prerequisite: Curry School students; instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2011
ASTR 6480Introduction to Cosmology Concepts (3.00)
The subject matter of this course is the same as ASTR 3480. Students are offered special reading assignments and consultation on cosmology concepts related to education. Offered concurrently with undergraduate sections. Prerequisite: Curry School students; instructor permission.
ASTR 6559New course in Astronomy (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Astronomy.
ASTR 7559New Course in Astronomy (1.00 - 4.00)
New Course in the subject of astronomy.
ASTR 8500Current Astronomical Topics (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
UVa staff and guest speakers discuss current research problems.
ASTR 8559New Course in Astronomy. (1.00 - 4.00)
New Course in the subject of Astronomy.
ASTR 9559New Course in Astronomy (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Astronomy.
ASTR 9995Supervised Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
ASTR 9999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
Bengali
BENG 1010Elementary Bengali I (4.00)
This course is designed for the students whose mother tongue is not Bengali and whose language skill is in novice level however want an effective progress in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. At the end of the semester students are expected to recognize Bengali alphabets (including combined letters), to speak with simple and everyday words, and to read and write simple sentences.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
BENG 1020Elementary Bengali II (4.00)
This course is designed for students who already have some elementary knowledge of the Bengali language (typically those who have taken BENG 1010) and want an effective, comprehensive approach to learn Bengali that will enable them to make fast, solid progress in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. At the completion of this course, students will be able to carry on real conversations in social situations. Prerequisite: BENG 1010 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
BENG 1559New Course in Bengali (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Bengali.
Course was offered Fall 2009
BENG 2010Intermediate Bengali I (4.00)
Further develops the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Bengali. BENG 2010 enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., narrating present, past and future activities, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests). Students also read journalistic and literary selections designed for Bengali speakers. Four class hours. Followed by BENG 2020. Prerequisites: BENG 1020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
BENG 2020Intermediate Bengali II (4.00)
Further develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Bengali. BENG 2020 enables students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., narrating present, past and future activities, and expressing hopes, desires, and requests). Students also read journalistic and literary selections designed for Bengali speakers. Four class hours. Prereq: C or better in BENG 2010, or instr. permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011
BENG 2559New Course in Bengali (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of Bengali.
Course was offered Spring 2010
BENG 3559New Course in Bengali (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in teh subject of Bengali.
Course was offered Fall 2009
BENG 4993Independent Study in Bengali (1.00 - 3.00)
For independent study of the Bengali language guided by an instructor.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011
Biology
BIOL 1040The DNA Revolution in Science and Society (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Imagine a world where your DNA is sequenced for free and any human gene can be altered at will. The goal of this course is to address the question: can our society be better prepared for this transformation in science? Is genetic privacy achievable or genetic discrimination avoidable? Who owns your genes? Do your genes drive your medical future? Classes involve student perspectives and discussions with experts in science, policy, ethics and law.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016
BIOL 1050Genetics for an Informed Citizen (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Genetics and Genomics form the basis for much of modern biology and the future of medical practice. A basic understanding of them is important for people to be able to evaluate the science behind many issues both public and private. Genetics and Genomics and some of the ways they confront and inform modern life will be covered in a way that is accessible to non-scientists.
BIOL 1060Principles of Nutrition (3.00)
Paleo or South Beach? Are supplements wise? Together we will investigate advertising claims, discover & evaluate nutritional resources, discuss public policies & food industry regulations, search through data from epidemiological studies and read clinical cases. To do this, we will delve deep into the physiological workings of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the molecular metabolic pathways that cells and tissues need to survive & thrive.
BIOL 1080Nerve Cells, Networks and Animal Behavior (3.00)
Ecolocation in bats, development of learning in songbirds, paralytic goats and toxic fish. In this course, we'll examine these and other examples from nature to model the fundamental properties of neurons and the neural circuits that underlie various aspects of animal behavior. Building an understanding of the structure & function of the nervous system will include consideration of the evolutionary and developmental emergence of its properties.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
BIOL 1210Human Biology and Disease (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces how the human body works using basic biological principles. Uses disease as a lens to develop healthcare literacy and to understand fundamental healthcare decisions. This course provides tools to help make informed choices as voters and consumers.
BIOL 1559New Course in Biology (3.00)
New course in the subject of Biology.
BIOL 2030Introductory Biology Laboratory I (1.00)
An investigative experience illustrating modern methods of studying genes and proteins including techniques of DNA isolation, separation, cloning, sequencing, creating recombinant DNA, and using bioinformatics tools. Prerequisite: Limited to 2nd, 3rd, 4th year students who have completed BIOL2010
BIOL 2040Introductory Biology Laboratory II (1.00)
Studies life forms, from simple to complex organization, demonstrating the unique properties of living organisms. Exercises focus on evolution, physiology and development. Prerequisite: Limited to 2nd, 3rd, 4th year students who have completed BIOL2020
BIOL 2100Introduction to Biology with Laboratory: Cell Biology & Genetics (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
BIOL 2100 is one of two semester courses that together provide an intensive introduction to biology for prospective Biology majors and pre-health (med, vet, dental) students. This course focuses on the fundamentals of cell biology and genetics with an emphasis on classical and modern experimental approaches. Lecture topics and concepts are reinforced and extended during once-weekly laboratory/small group discussions.
BIOL 2200Introduction to Biology w/Laboratory: Organismal & Evolutionary Biology (4.00)
BIOL 2200 is one of two semester courses that together provide an intensive introduction to biology for prospective Biology majors and pre-health (med, vet, dental) students. This course focuses on evolution, physiology and development. Lecture topics and concepts are reinforced and extended during once-weekly laboratory/small group discussions. The Introductory courses are not sequenced and may be taken in either order.
BIOL 2559New Course in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 2757Science Writing: Creative Approaches to Biology & Ecology (3.00)
Writing is fundamental to the practice of science. We write about individual organisms, ecosystems, and patterns, to record our findings and to reach broader audiences. This course explores diverse writing styles to improve student communication both inside scientific communities and to the public. Students will be inspired by their experiences at MLBS and by prominent nature and science writers to create a variety of written works.
BIOL 2900Teaching Methods for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This STEM teaching course will help Undergraduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. UTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.
Course was offered Fall 2016
BIOL 3000Cell Biology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Examines the fundamental principles of eukaryotic cell biology at the molecular level. Topics will include: structure and function of the plasma membrane, transport of small molecules, ions and macromolecular complexes across membranes, protein trafficking, the cytoskeleton, signal transduction pathways , and the control of cell division and cellular proliferation. Prerequisites: Must have completed BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and any two of the following classes CHEM 1410, 1420, 1810 & 1820. BIOL 3000 is not repeatable.
BIOL 3010Genetics and Molecular Biology (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
What makes humans different from fruit flies? Why does your brain have neurons and not liver cells? This course is all about the answer to these questions: It's the genes! This course covers the chemical make-up of genes, how they're passed on through generations, how they're expressed and how that expression is regulated, how disruption in the structure and expression of genes arise and how those disruptions lead to cellular defects and disease. Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and either CHEM 1410 or CHEM 1810 or CHEM 1610. BIOL 3010 is not repeatable.
BIOL 3020Evolution and Ecology (3.00)
Examines the mechanisms of evolutionary change, with an emphasis on the genetic and evolutionary principles needed to understand the diversification of life on earth.  Covers the ecology of individuals and population dynamics.  Major topics include the genetics and ecology of natural populations, adaptation, molecular evolution and macroevolution, and the application of evolutionary and ecological concepts to conservation biology.  Required for all Biology majors. Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 2200 or BIOL 2020. BIOL 3020 is not repeatable.
BIOL 3030Biochemistry (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Biochemistry underlies nearly every biological process, from environmental science to medicine. When living systems are in chemical and energetic balance, organisms thrive. When they're out of balance, as in disease or unpredictable environments, life is compromised. This course will explain how simple chemical and physical principles apply to the major classes of biological macromolecules that maintain life. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and BIOL 2020 or BIOL 2040 and either CHEM 2410 or CHEM 1820
BIOL 3040Developmental and Regenerative Biology (3.00)
Are developmental biology and regenerative biology one and the same? Throughout this course, we will emphasize both classical and modern experimental approaches that have been used to unravel the genetic, molecular and celluar mechanisms of development. Additionally, the practical value of understanding development is enormous, and the relationship between embryology and clinical applications will be a theme that runs throughout the course.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
BIOL 3050Introduction to Neurobiology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Analyzes the concepts of general neurobiology, including basic electrophysiology and electrochemistry, origin of bioelectric potentials, sensory, motor, integrative and developmental neurobiology, and conceptual models of simple learning. Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and BIOL 2020 or BIOL 2040. May not take if previously completed BIOL 3170.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
BIOL 3080Virology (3.00)
Presents an in-depth look at the molecular biology, pathogenesis and control of animal viruses. Small pox, influenza and HIV are used as model viruses for the analysis of viral replication mechanisms, viral genetics and the evolutionary relationship between the virus and its host. Epidemiology, transmission mechanisms, patterns of disease, and the societal impact of viruses are all discussed in terms of host/virus evolution. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010, 2020, CHEM 1410, 1420. First semester organic chemistry suggested, but not required.
BIOL 3090Our World of Infectious Disease (3.00)
Infectious disease impacts every human, plant and animal on earth. What is the most deadly disease in human history? What is killing our ocean's turtles? Why is Zika so scary? We will explore questions related to the biology, transmission, and pathogenicity of infectious agents across the world. We will also place special emphasis on what it takes to successfully control an infectious disease.
BIOL 3120General Microbiology (3.00)
Microbes rule. In this course, we will explore how microbes rule the world and how genomics has revolutionized the way we study them. Fundamental principles of microbiology, together with the basics of genomics will be introduced. Topics include microbial cell structure, metabolism, genetics, microbial diversity and ecology, epidemiology, genome sequencing technologies and bioinformatics. Prerequisites: Must have completed BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and BIOL 2020 or BIOL 2200
BIOL 3140Biology of Aging (3.00)
This interdisciplinary course will explore our current knowledge of the biology of aging in populations of plants and animals, including humans. Topics include demographic trends across species; analysis of why organisms age in the context of evolutionary theories; analysis of how organisms age in the context of cellular and physiological theories; and the genetic basis of longevity. Prerequisites: BIOL 2010 and 2020.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
BIOL 3150General Microbiology Laboratory (2.00)
An introduction to microorganisms and to basic microbiological principles through laboratory experimentation. Emphasis is on the structure, physiology and genetics of bacteria and bacterial viruses. Prerequisite: BIOL 3120
BIOL 3180Introduction to Plant Biology (3.00)
Examines basic principles of plant structure, development, classification, and physiology. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010, 2020.
BIOL 3200Basic Laboratory Investigations (3.00)
Students complete three of six 4-week laboratory modules offered; cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, development, behavior and evolution. Two of the six modules are offered concurrently in the first four weeks of the semester, two in the second four weeks, and two in the third; students complete one module in each four-week session. The learning objectives of each module are (1) to teach students the basic principles of problem solving through scientific investigation, and the written and oral skills needed to communicate results, and (2) to provide students with basic training in laboratory methodologies, techniques and protocols, and the use of laboratory instrumentation. Prerequisite: BIOL 2030, CHEM 1410, 1420.
BIOL 3210Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Lab (3.00)
Students will acquire basic training in cell culture, cell fractionation, microscopy, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, chromatography, and immunological methods through a serries of lab investigatons. Contemporary molecular methods utilizing recombinant DNA and PCR will be included. Prerequisite: CHEM 1410-1420 or equivalent, BIOL 2010 (prerequisite) or BIOL 3000 (co-requisite), AP credit for BIOL 2010 is not sufficient.
BIOL 3220Genetics Evolution, and Behavior Laboratory (3.00)
Students apply contemporary laboratory methods, analytic tools, and experimental approaches in a series of investigations that explore important, basic concepts in the fields of genetics, evolution and behavior. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010 and 2020
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
BIOL 3230Animal Physiology (3.00)
Focuses on selected vertebrate organ systems; considers other systems where relevant. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010, 2020.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
BIOL 3240Introduction to Immunology (3.00)
Studies the genetics and cell biology of the vertebrate immune system, with a focus on adaptive immunity. Classic and current experimental systems are emphasized. Prerequisite: Must have completed or be currently taking BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104
BIOL 3250Introduction to Animal Behavior (3.00)
An introduction to comparative studies of animal behavior from neuroethological and evolutionary prospectives. The first deals with proximate causes of behavior, with emphasis on motor, sensory and central aspects of the nervous system. The second deals with ultimate causes, with emphases on natural selection, natural history, and adaptive aspects of behavior. Prerequisite: Must have completed BIOL 2010 or BIOL 2100 or BME 2104 and BIOL 2020 or BIOL 2200
BIOL 3270General Microbiology with Laboratory (4.00)
Microbes rule. In this course, we will explore how microbes rule the world and how genomics has revolutionized the way we study them. Fundamental principles of microbiology will be introduced. Topics include microbial cell structure, metabolism, genetics, diversity, evolution and infectious disease. Laboratory work will complement lecture topics and cover the core themes & concepts, as recommended by the American Society of Microbiology.
Course was offered Spring 2017
BIOL 3280Ornithology (3.00)
This course is an introduction to avian biology. Major topics include evolutionary history, genetics, anatomy and physiology, behavior and communication, reproduction and development, and ecology and conservation. Through the study of birds, the most diverse lineage of terrestrial vertebrates, students learn broadly applicable concepts of organismal biology and gain insight to the scientific investigation of integrated biological systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010, 2020.
BIOL 3290Ecology and Conservation of Fishes (3.00)
A laboratory course with a significant field component, an expanded version of a similar course taught at Mt. Lake Biological Station by the same instructor. Major topics of investigation center on the composition of freshwater fish assemblages and on the factors that influence distribution of fishes on multiple scales, from within stream reaches to among basins, including; physical habitat, water quality, and water flow; drainage histories and other zoo geographic processes; morphological, physiological, and life history characters of fishes; competition, predation and other biotic interactions; natural disturbance regimes; and anthropogenic impacts. The first portion of the semester provides an introduction to fish biology and systematics. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010, 2020, 2040.
BIOL 3360Biological Therapy of Cancer (2.00)
This seminar course revolves around weekly two-hour student-led presentations of primary literature in the field of cancer therapy using novel approaches including immunotherapies. Objectives include providing the student with significant exposure to primary literature and the development of critical thinking skills. Prerequisites: Biology 3240
BIOL 3400Functional Morphology of Vertebrates (4.00)
Comparative investigations of functional morphology across major vertebrate lineages.  Lectures are organized into three units; 1) evolutionary history and patterns of development, 2) integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems, and 3) sensory systems, and neural and endocrine integrations.  Topics of investigation focus on biomechanical and physiological performance of biological structures, from cells to organ systems, and on the origins and diversification of form-function complexes among vertebrates.  Lab exercises include dissections, observation of prepared specimens and other material, and modeling/simulation of biomechanical systems.  This course serves as a 3000-level lab requirement for either the B.A. or B.S. in biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010, 2020, 2040.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
BIOL 3410Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course explores human form & function. Integrated lectures and labs focus on systems for support & locomotion, integration & control, regulation & maintenance, reproduction & development. Labs include anatomical dissection, 3D model analysis of organs & organ systems, and computer-based physiology experiments & histological investigations. The first of a two course sequence, this course offers a meaningful single semester A&P experience.
BIOL 3420Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4.00)
This course builds on the material and concepts covered in Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIOL3410). Coordinated lectures and labs explore topics in anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology across human organ systems. Lab investigations use computer-based physiology experiments, model & dissection-based anatomical studies, and clinical and biomedical case studies to illustrate and expand content presented in lecture.
BIOL 3440Endocrinology (3.00)
Endocrinology
BIOL 3450Biodiversity and Conservation (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to the fundamental principles of conservation biology (e.g., global species numbers, value of biodiversity, causes of extinction, genetic diversity, island biogeography, priority setting) and current topics of debate (including zoo versus field conservation, effects of global change on species extinction). Conservation case studies will allow students to judge the relevance of biological theory to practical problems in conservation. Prerequisite: BIOL 2010, 2020 or EVSC 3200.
BIOL 3500Field Biology (1.00 - 3.00)
Application of field techniques for biological studies. Cross-listed with EVSC 3660. Prerequisite: BIOL 2040 or instructor permission.
BIOL 3510Field Biology at Mountain Lake Biological Station (1.00 - 4.00)
Field experiential courses in evolution, ecology, behavior and biology taught at the Biology Department's Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS), a field research and teaching facility located in southwestern Virginia. Students may enroll for more than one section as each section is a specialized topic. Prerequisites: BIOL 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040 or AP credit or equivalent.
BIOL 3559New Course in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 3650Molecular Biology of Human Disease (3.00)
This course addresses molecular mechanisms of gene expression and regulation (e.g., transcription, mRNA splicing, RNA surveillance, and translation) and DNA replication in the context of infectious and genetic diseases. Prerequisites: BIOL 2010 and any two of CHEM 1410, 1420, 1810 & 1820.
BIOL 3660Marine Biology and Coral Reef Ecology in San Salvador (4.00)
The course will introduce students to the plants and animals found in the marine and terrestrial environments of the Caribbean and their adaptations in the context of community ecology. Fishes, invertebrates, reptiles and marine algae will be the major groups encountered and snorkeling will be used for observation and collection. Lectures, labs, discussions, and extensive field work included, plus an independent research project. Prerequisites: BIOL 2010, 2020, 2040, or EVSC 3200, or permission of the instructor.
BIOL 3665Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Belize (3.00)
This course is an introduction to the organisms and ecosystems of Belize, including fresh water, marine and terrestrial examples. Special emphasis will be placed on the interactions of the ecosystem components and on the conservation of specific ecosystems and locales. Prerequisites: The completed sequence BIOL 2010, 2020, 2030, 2040, or their equivalents, or permission of instructor.
BIOL 3710The Biology of Stress (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
What exactly is stress? When is it a good thing; when & why does it become damaging? In this course, we will study how the body responds to physical and psychological stressors. And, we will examine how the physiological mechanisms by which the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and corticosteroids mediate both positive and negative effects of stress. Understanding of these mechanisms, we can consider how best to prevent damage from stress.
BIOL 3900Independent Readings in Biology (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Tutorial or seminar course that allows intensive study of the literature in a particular area of biology under the guidance of a Biology faculty member.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
BIOL 4000Laboratory in Molecular Biology (3.00)
Laboratory introduction to fundamental molecular techniques used in many biological research laboratories. Includes basic aseptic technique, isolation and manipulation of genetic material, electrophoresis, cloning, gene library construction/screening, Southern blot analysis, and PCR techniques. Lecture and open laboratory. Prerequisite: BIOL 3210.
BIOL 4005Functional Genomic Screening to Identify Disease Mechanisms & Treatment (3.00)
This course introduces students to scientific-based discovery of how molecular dysfunction leads to disease. It also exposes them to the most current tools used in biomedical research to find novel genes and compounds that could help treat human disease. The course includes discovery-oriented lab, workshops, and lectures. Prerequisite: BIOL3000 and BIOL3010
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
BIOL 4015Neural Development Laboratory: From stem cells to neuronal circuitry (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Neural stem cells proliferate throughout development to generate the immense diversity of neuronal cell types present in our adult brains. What are the signals that drive neural stem cells to proliferate & what are the signals that terminate stem cell divisions once development is complete? Using Drosophila we will investigate these questions and address specifically the role of nutrition in regulating profileration of the stem cell population. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000, BIOL 3010
Course was offered Fall 2015
BIOL 4020Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (3.00)
Examines the mechanisms of evolution within populations, molecular evolution, and the process of speciation. Topics include genetics of adaptation and speciation, natural selection, and the processes influencing the evolution of genes and genomes at the molecular level. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010.
BIOL 4030Evolutionary Biology Laboratory (3.00)
Analyzes important concepts in evolution, and experimental techniques used in evolutionary ecology and population genetics field research, experimental populations, molecular markers, phylogenetic reconstruction including aspects of experimental design and statistical analysis of data. Includes a weekend field trip to Mountain Lake Biological Station. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010, MATH 1310.
BIOL 4040Laboratory in Cell Biology (3.00)
Introduces students to experimental approaches, including mammalian cell culture, gel electrophoresis, western blotting and immunofluorescence microscopy, that are used to study both normal and pathological processes at the level of individual cells. The biological theme of the course will be Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders. One laboratory lecture and one afternoon laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000
BIOL 4050Developmental Mechanisms of Human Disease (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course will cover advanced principles of developmental biology and how embryonic developmental pathways impinge on human disease. Topics will include congenital organ related disease, stem cell biology and its therapeutic applications, regenerative medicine and the impact of environmental factors on disease.
BIOL 4060Organ Development and Tissue Engineering (3.00)
Why do most of our adult body tissues have limited regenerative capacity? How can terminally diseased organs be replaced? This course will cover the cellular mechanisms that regulate animal tissue formation, regeneration and repair in vivo. Students will gain insights into the opportunities, limitations, and risks of tissue engineering in vitro, as an emerging research field that may lead to revolutionary organ replacement strategies. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000
Course was offered Spring 2015
BIOL 4070Developmental Biology Laboratory (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The goal of this course is to provide an original, unknown outcome research experience in developmental biology. After training in basic methods and descriptions of selected research problems, students form teams and investigate a problem of their choosing. Team members work together in the lab, but each writes an independent research proposal, a notebook, and a final project report on which they are graded. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000 or 3010.
BIOL 4080Neuronal Organization of Behavior (3.00)
Lectures and discussions addressing behavior and sensory processing from the perspective of the neural elements involved. Topics include neuronal substrates (anatomical and physiological) of startle reflexes, locomotory behaviors, visual and auditory processing, echolocation mechanisms, calling song recognition, and the neuronal organization underlying some types of functional plasticity. Prerequisite: BIOL 3170 or equivalent.
BIOL 4090Environmental Public Health (2.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This is an interdisciplinary exploration of environmental public health issues. Students develop and research topics, lead small group discussions, give oral presentations, and write papers. Scope of student research in topic development includes env. science, ecology, epidemiology, toxicology, pathophysiology, gene-environment interactions, directions in clinical and translational research, and environmental and biomedical policy development.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016
BIOL 4100Management of Forest Ecosystems (4.00)
An ecosystem course that treats the ecology of forests and consequences of forest processes in natural and managed systems. The class emphasizes the "pattern & process" concept that is the central theme in modern vegetation sciences at increasing scales: from form/function of leaves and other parts of trees through population, community and landscape ecology to the role of forests in the global climate and carbon-cycling. Prerequisites: EVSC 3200
BIOL 4110Genetics Laboratory (3.00)
A research experience in developmental genetics that uses Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010.
Course was offered Spring 2011
BIOL 4120When Good Cells Go Bad (3.00)
This course will cover topics related to major neurodegenerative diseases including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (Neurofibrosarcoma) and Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST). Topics related to pathology and molecular mechanism of diseases, possible drug discovery targets, and therapeutic discovery approaches will be emphasized. Prerequisites: BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3010.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
BIOL 4130Population Ecology and Conservation Biology (3.00)
The mathematical foundations of population dynamics and species interactions as applied to population and community ecology and problems in conservation biology. One semester of calculus is recommended. Prerequisite: BIOL 3020 or EVSC 3200
BIOL 4135Biology of Aging (3.00)
Aging is an evolutionary paradox because it decreases physiological function and increases the risk of mortality, yet aging persists in most species. We will explore the theories of aging and the diversity of the patterns of aging across species from flies to plants to humans. We will use the primary literature in the fields of evolution, genetics and cell biology to gain a comprehensive understand of the latest advances in this field.
Course was offered Fall 2016
BIOL 4140NextGen Sequencing and Its Applications (1.00)
Students will learn the next generation sequencing technologies and explore their applications in the studies of evolution and ecology. This course is a lecture and journal club format where primary scientific literature will be discussed. Students will also learn basic bioinformatic skills. Prerequisite: BIOL 3020
Course was offered Fall 2013
BIOL 4150Evolution of Sex (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Despite the many benefits of asexual reproduction, the vast majority of eukaryotic organisms reproduce sexually. How sex evolved, and how it persists despite its many associated costs, are major unanswered questions in biology. We will explore the diversity of sexual reproduction and associated evolutionary phenomena with a focus on critically evaluating current research and theory in this field. Prerequisite: BIOL 3020 or permission from Instructor
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
BIOL 4160Functional Genomics Lab (3.00)
The course serves as a hands-on introduction to genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. Topics that will be covered during the lectures and computer labs of this course include genome sequence analysis, genome expression analysis, and genomic circuits analysis. Prerequisites: BIOL 3010.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
BIOL 4170Cellular Neurobiology (3.00)
Explores a cellular approach to the study of the nervous system. Topics include the structure and function of ionic channels in cell membranes; the electrochemical basis of the cell resting potential; the generation and conduction of nerve impulses; and synaptic transmissions. Three lecture and demonstration/discussion credits. Class meetings include lectures, discussion, student presentations, and computer simulations of neurophysiology with NeuroDynamix. Prerequisite: BIOL 3170 or equivalent; BIOL 3000.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2010
BIOL 4180Behavioral Ecology (3.00)
Behavioral ecology explores the evolutionary analysis and explanations for the diversity of animal behavior, including foraging decisions, altruism, cooperation, mate choice, group living, parental care and range of other sociobiological phenomena. Prerequisite: BIOL 3020.
BIOL 4190Biological Clocks (3.00)
Introduces biological timekeeping as used by organisms for controlling diverse processes, including sleep-wakefulness cycles, photoperiodic induction and regression, locomotor rhythmicity, eclosion rhythmicity, and the use of the biological clock in orientation and navigation. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000 or 3010 or 3020
BIOL 4210Genome Sciences: The DNA Revolution in Science and Society (3.00)
This course will chronicle the meteoric rise in our ability to collect DNA sequence data & reconstruct genomes, and how this contributes to understanding evolution & the genetic basis of traits, including disease. Discussions with leading experts in science, policy or law will allow students to consider the promises & limitations of genomic research, as well as the future societal impact of having nearly ubiquitous genetic information. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010 and BIOL 3020
Course was offered Spring 2015
BIOL 4215Microbial Genomics (3.00)
Explores how genomics has revolutionized every aspect of microbiology. Fundamental principles of microbiology, together with the basics of genomics will be introduced. Topics include microbial cell structure, metabolism, genetics, microbial diversity and ecology, epidemiology, genome sequencing technologies and comparative genomics. Prerequisites: BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3010
Course was offered Spring 2010
BIOL 4220Introduction to Systems Biology (3.00)
An introduction to a new research paradigm that focuses on the systematic study of complex interactions at the molecular, network and genomic level. This course will review state-of-the-art high throughput techniques and modeling methods used to obtain, integrate and analyze complex data from biological systems. This course will be a combination of text based lectures and discussions of the current literature pertinent to Systems Biology. Prerequisites: BIOL 3010. Also recommended is BIOL 3000
BIOL 4230Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (4.00)
The Genome Era has transformed modern biology, providing sequence data that records genetic changes that occur over time scales from billions of years (evolution) to months (tumor growth). This interdisciplinary course introduces the algorithms, statistics & biological concepts used to make inferences from genome datasets and will provide the computational foundation & practical experience needed to test biological questions using genome data.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
BIOL 4240History and Philosophy of Biology (3.00)
This course will give an overview of the major conceptual and experimental advances in Biology. It will explore the relationships of Biology to mathematics and physical sciences and explore philosophical issues relevant to science in general, Biology in particular.
BIOL 4250Human Genetics (3.00)
Focuses on the fundamental knowledge about organization, expression, and inheritance of the human genome. Reviews classical Mendelian genetics and human genetic (pedigree) analysis. Emphasizes understanding human genetics in molecular terms. Includes gene mapping procedures, methodologies for identifying genes responsible for inherited diseases, the molecular basis of several mutant (diseased) states, the human genome project, and discussions about genetic screening and gene therapy. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010.
BIOL 4260Cellular Mechanisms (3.00)
The course will explore topics in cell biology that underlie mechanisms of human health and disease. Specific topics will depend on interest, but may include cancer and metastasis, metabolic syndromes or pathogen-host interactions (among others). Course materials will be research and review articles from the relevant primary literature. Students are expected to engage in and lead thoughtful discussions of assigned readings ~75% of the class time. Prerequisites: BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3010
BIOL 4270Animal Behavior Laboratory (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This laboratory course provides hands-on experiences with experimental approaches used to study animal behavior. The laboratory exercises explore visual and auditory sensory perception, biological clock, reproductive and aggressive behaviors using actively behaving animals such as hamsters, cichlid fish, crickets and electric fish. Students are given opportunities to design hypothesis-testing experiments in some laboratories. Prerequisite: BIOL 3250
BIOL 4280The Genetic Basis of Behavior (3.00)
This course studies behavior paradigms in model animals and the modern genetic tools used study and dissect the circuits underlying them. Can an animal as simple as a fly or mouse learn simple tasks, show appetitive behaviors and cravings, and inform studies of human addiction? Readings from classic and current literature will show the historical context of this field and develop critical reading skills. Prerequisites: BIOL 3000, BIOL 3010
BIOL 4290Hormones and Behavior (3.00)
The aspects of hormones (primarialy sex and stress) on vertebrate behavior. Prerequisites: Any two of BIOL 3000, 3010, 3020 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2011
BIOL 4310Sensory Neurobiology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This two-lectures-per-week course explores the basic principles of sensory neurobiology. The course consists of four modules. Each module represents one of the senses and consists of an introductory lecture, one or several lectures that will delve into the details of that sense, a current topic lecture on some recent finding, and finally, a guest lecture from a UVa researcher. Prerequisites: BIOL 3050 or PSYC 2200
BIOL 4320Signal Transduction: How cells talk to each other (3.00)
This advanced undergraduate course explores how cells communicate with each other and respond to their environment. This area of biology is referred to as signal transduction and is the basis for most if not all normal and disease processes in humans. Therefore, significant time is spent on defining archetypal signaling modules that all cells use to receive and communicate information to and from their environment. Prerequisites: BIOL 3000 & BIOL 3010
BIOL 4330Wiring the Brain (3.00)
This course will cover the current state of knowledge for how neurons form connections in the brain. The course will initially focus on how relatively simple model systems have provided the critical clues as to how specific synaptic connections form. This will be followed by a discussion of how this knowledge can be applied to the understanding and treatment of human neural disorders. About a quarter of the course will be standard lectures and the remainder student-led discussion of primary literature. Prerequisites: BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3010; BIOL 3170 or Psych 2200.
Course was offered Fall 2009
BIOL 4335Functional Organization of Sensory Systems (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
How do variations in the design of sensory structures and central nervous circuits lead to specialized behaviors as diverse as echolocation, acoustic perception of species-specific mating songs and spatial navigation? Throughout the course, we will examine the scientific literature that relates to the functional design of vertebrate and invertebrate sensory systems through classroom presentations and discussion.
BIOL 4340Experimental Foundations of Neurobiology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The course content will focus on three areas of neurobiological research: conduction of the nervous impulse, sensory physiology, and synaptic physiology. Prerequisites: Must have completed BIOL 3050 or BIOL 3170 or PSYC 4200
BIOL 4350Metabolism: In Sickness and in Health (3.00)
A worldwide obesity epidemic exists. With it comes increased risk of chronic disease, such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers. This course will survey the molecular, genetic, physiologic and behavioral paths that lead to obesity and that contribute to prevalent chronic diseases. Through discussions of scientific literature, we will gain an integrated view of the factors that influence our energy homeostasis. Prerequiste: BIOL 3000, 3010.
Course was offered Spring 2017
BIOL 4360Cytokine Signaling and Neural Development (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This is a journal club format seminar where we perform an in depth analysis of the papers listed below. One paper will be covered per week with a review article also assigned for background. There are no presenters; rather we will have discussion leaders. All participants should be prepared to present any of the panels in the week's paper.
BIOL 4365How to Map a Brain (1.00)
If you want to understand how our brain works, this is the course for you! In this student-driven Journal Club-style seminar series, we will consider recent neuroscience literature for discussion of the most innovative discoveries. A broad range of outstanding neuroscience issues will be considered; topics could include, for example, strategies for gene therapy for human neurological diseases, or the remote control of learning and memory. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
BIOL 4370Epigenetics (3.00)
Explores the emerging science, Epigenetics. Topics include epigenetics in model organisms and molecular mechanisms such as the Polycomb and Trithorax Group proteins, histone modifications and variants, dosage compensation, DNA methylation, nuclear reprogramming and stem cell pluripotency. Prerequisites: Genetics and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry strongly recomended.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
BIOL 4380Evolution and Ecology of Development (3.00)
From the seahorse's body to the venus flytrap's jaws to the human brain, nature abounds with amazing adaptations. This interdisciplinary course explores how and why such biodiversity evolves as well as what limits diversity. Lectures and case studies will focus on core concepts, recent advances, and integrative approaches, placing special emphasis on the interplay between gene regulatory networks, the environment, and population genetics. Prerequisites: BIOL 3010, BIOL 3020
Course was offered Fall 2014
BIOL 4390Biological Therapy of Cancer (2.00)
This seminar course revolves around weekly two-hour student-led presentations of primary literature in the field of cancer therapy using novel approaches including immunotherapies. Objectives include providing the student with significant exposure to primary literature and the development of critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: May not take if previously completed BIOL 3360.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
BIOL 4410Molecular Biology and Genetics (3.00)
A survey of contemporary issues in molecular biology and genetics. The course will be a combination of text based lectures and discussions of the current literature emphasizing the development of critical reading techniques. Prerequisites: BIOL 3000, 3010
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
BIOL 4430Experimental Plant Biology Laboratory: Drugs & Infectious Diseases (3.00)
We can't live without plants. Plants make our existence possible, and they hold secrets for a better future. Our experimental approach in this lab will combine genetics and genomics strategies to uncover some of those secrets. We'll search for genes and biosynthetic pathways that contribute to the success of plants at fighting off microbial infections. Ultimately, studies like these will lead to new, highly effective antimicrobial therapies. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010, BIOL 3150
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
BIOL 4440Cell Biology of Lipids and Membranes (3.00)
Life requires lipids. Discussion of the literature will integrate lipids into our current protein-centric view of cell biology. Topics considered are current models of membrane structure and its effect on metabolism; synthesis and distribution of lipids to regulate cell communication, gene expression, and the coding of identity; how pathogens turn lipids against host cells; and how common pharmaceuticals affect lipid biology to treat disease.
Course was offered Spring 2017
BIOL 4450Plant-Animal Interactions (3.00)
Plants & animals have a long co-evolutionary history, with their interactions shaping natural ecosystems, as well as our own daily lives. We'll emphasize the evolutionary and ecological implications of these interactions to consider topics, such as pollination, herbivory and dispersal. We'll also address questions like: Why is flower color, shape and scent so diverse? How do animals eat toxic plants? How do fruit help plants finds new habitat?
BIOL 4460Forest Sampling (3.00)
Study of quantitative methods for sampling forest ecosystems
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
BIOL 4480Macromolecular Structure (3.00)
Exploration, in depth, of principles underlying protein and nucleic acid structures and the techniques used to determine those structures. Prerequisite: CHEM2410 and 2420 or BIOL3000 or permission of instructor
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
BIOL 4490Neural Systems and Behavior (3.00)
This is an upper level lecture/discussion course for students interested in pursuing additional studies in neurobiology beyond the introductory level. Prerequisites: BIOL 3170 and BIOL 3250.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2010
BIOL 4510Field Biology at Mountain Lake Biological Station (1.00 - 4.00)
Field experiential courses in evolution, ecology, behavior and biology taught at the Biology Department's Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS), a field research and teaching facility located in southwestern Virginia. Students may enroll for more than one section as each section is a specialized topic. Prerequisites: BIOL 3020 Evolution & Ecology or equivalent.
BIOL 4559New Course in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 4560Electric Crayfish: Elements of Neurophysiology (3.00)
Course uses electrophysiological techniques with living crayfish material to examine principles of neurobiological function, including cellular resting potentials, propagated action potentials, neuromuscular physiology, aspects of neuromuscular organization, and sensory neuron physiology and organization. A lab lecture will precede each lab session. Grading will be based upon written laboratory reports and two midterm laboratory exams. Prerequisite: BIOL 3170
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
BIOL 4585Selected Topics in Biology (2.00)
Periodic seminar offerings to provide intensive study of the scientific literature in focused areas of Biology.
Course was offered Spring 2012
BIOL 4610Molecular Evolution (3.00)
Life's evolutionary history is encoded in DNA. The field of Molecular Evolution probes patterns of genetic variation within/among species to gain insight into mechanisms that underlie fundamental forces of evolution. This course considers Molecular Evolution's historical development, its theoretical basis, & recent studies that exploit genomic & analytic tools as they relate to adaptation, demography, interspecific divergence, & genome evolution.
Course was offered Spring 2017
BIOL 4660How do they do it? Method and Logic in Biomedical Science (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
How has a bioluminescent jellyfish saved lives? What does a Himalayan pond fish have to do with research into the origins of psychiatric disorders? Innovative methods in biomedical research have played a significant part in the development of revolutionary disease cures, treatments and diagnostics. This course will examine many of these technical approaches and how they have led to such significant discoveries in basic biomedical research. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
BIOL 4751Plant Diversity& Conservation: Bioinformatics and Systematics (3.00)
The extraordinary diversity of the southern Appalachians will be used to explore the world of plants. We will visit unique mountain habitats to study the different species assemblages in these ecologically wide-ranging sites. Based upon our observations and analyses, we will critique contemporary views of the most effective conservation units (individual, population, species, family, habitat) and the methods used to achieve conservation goals.
BIOL 4752Field Methods in Stream Ecology (3.00)
We will focus on integrating principles of stream and watershed ecology to gain insight into stream dwelling organisms and their environments. Students will be introduced to 1) the physical, chemical and biological organization of aquatic ecosystems, 2) current theories in stream and watershed ecology, and 3) lab and field methods for conducting stream research. Students will conduct independent and group research projects.
Course was offered Summer 2014
BIOL 4753Field Biology of Fungi (3.00)
The southern Appalachians provide an ideal setting to explore the biology of fungi. This class provides an introduction with emphasis on fieldID and current experimental methods used to study fungal genetics, ecology, and evolution. Lab exercises will use filamentous fungi to demonstrate methods for identification, culture techniques, breeding systems, genetic analysis, and interaction biology. Field trips will survey the taxonomic diversity.
Course was offered Summer 2016
BIOL 4754Field Herpetology (3.00)
We will focus on the ecology and evolution of reptiles and amphibians, leveraging their diversity in the southeastern US. In both the field and laboratory, we will study 1) the evolutionary relationships among reptiles and amphibians, 2) key evolutionary innovations that characterize each major lineage, 3) reptile and amphibian systems in ecological and evolutionary research, and 4) location and identification of reptiles and amphibians.
BIOL 4755Field Biology of Fishes (3.00)
MLBS sits on the Eastern Continental Divide providing an incredible diversity of freshwater habitats. Proficiency in ichthyology will be developed through field trips and lab work. Themes include: fish ID; patterns and drivers of diversity; interactions on individual, population, community and ecosystem levels; evolution; and influences of human activities. Students will design and conduct a research project and present at a class symposium.
Course was offered Summer 2017, Summer 2016, Summer 2014
BIOL 4756Field Ornithology (3.00)
Students will be exposed to the biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology of birds through hands-on experience. Field exercises will teach how to identify birds by sight and sound, measure birds in hand, and monitor birds and their behaviors. These opportunities will be augmented with lectures on bird physiology, morphology, and diversity. Independent research projects will enable students to further develop their skills.
BIOL 4757GIS for Field Biologists (3.00)
This course will cover the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems as applied to biological questions with application in ecology, evolution, conservation, disease ecology, and human land-use. Students will learn spatial theory, analysis, and hands-on use of GIS software (including ArcGIS). Field laboratories will allow students to use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and learn to incorporate this technology into spatial analyses.
Course was offered Summer 2014
BIOL 4758Field Biology of Insects (3.00)
Insects are perhaps the most important animal group on the face of the earth. Their enormous diversity makes them important models for understanding many concepts in biology. Students will observe the bits and pieces of an insect, they will discover how adaptation relates to diversity, and they will learn to identify the major insect groups. Field trips to varied habitats allow students to collect insects and understand their natural history.
Course was offered Summer 2017
BIOL 4759Field Methods in Wildlife Ecology (3.00)
An introduction to field research methods for measuring and monitoring animals with an emphasis on testing biological and wildlife management hypotheses. We will survey small mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Students will learn sampling designs, protocols, and types of studies. Exercises will include surveying, trapping, marking, and measuring animals. Skills learned will be used in hypothesis-driven group projects.
Course was offered Summer 2015
BIOL 4760Hormones and Behavior (3.00)
Hormones alter the development and expression of animal behavior. Behavior in turn changes the effects of hormones. We'll take an evolutionary approach in exploring the causation and mechanism of hormone-mediated behaviors. We will use endocrinological techniques to examine behavior and hormone variation in wild populations. Students will help design and conduct a class research project with the goal of publishing our results.
Course was offered Summer 2015
BIOL 4770Synthetic Biology (3.00)
By applying the principles of engineering to biology, students will design molecules, viruses, and cells to solve global problems in public health, food security, manufacturing, information processing, and the environment, changing the traditional question of 'How do cells work?' to 'How can I get a cell to work for me?' Students will gain experience in writing internationally competitive research project proposals. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
BIOL 4810Distinguished Major Seminar in Biological Research I (2.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Two-hour, weekly discussion of recent advances in biology; attend biology seminars, interact with seminar speakers, explore the philosophy and practice of science, and learn skills in oral and written research presentation. Prerequisite: Fourth-year DMP in Biology.
BIOL 4820Distinguished Major Seminar in Biological Research II (2.00)
Two-hour, weekly discussion of recent advances in biology; attend biology seminars, interact with seminar speakers, explore the philosophy and practice of science, and learn skills in oral and written research presentation. Prerequisite: Fourth-year DMP in Biology.
BIOL 4850Seminar in Environmental and Conservation Biology (2.00)
In-depth investigation of current research & practice in environmental and biological conservation. Format will include the discussion of fundamental & recent readings in conservation and guest speakers from the local scientific and conservation communities. Prerequisites for this class are BIOL 3450 and 3020. If interested students have taken EVSC 3020 instead of BIOL 3020, or other equivalent classes, contact the instructor for permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
BIOL 4900Independent Readings in Biology (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Tutorial or seminar course that allows intensive study of the literature in a particular area of biology under the guidance of a Biology faculty member.
BIOL 4910Independent Research in the Life Sciences (2.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member OUTSIDE of the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 4920Independent Research in Biology (2.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
BIOL 4930Distinguished Major Thesis Research (2.00)
This course is the final semester of Independent Research for participants of the Biology Distinguished Majors Program. During this semester, students will complete their laboratory investigations, ultimately presenting the sum of their work in a written thesis. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Course was offered Spring 2017
BIOL 5070Practical Aspects of Light Microscopy in the Biological Sciences (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Practical usage of various microscopy imaging methodologies to study the morphology and cellular function in various biological systems from single cell to single molecule in cells and tissues. Topics include basics theory of microscopy, imaging and image analysis to solve various biological questions, fluorophore labeling, technical and hands on training on various microscopy techniques applied in different biological and biomedical investigations. Lectures, discussion, student presentations and laboratory.
BIOL 5080Developmental Mechanisms (3.00)
Analyzes the cellular and molecular basis of developmental phenomena, reviewing both classical foundations and recent discoveries. Lectures focus on the major developmental systems used for analysis of embryogenesis (e.g., mouse, frog, and fly) and concentrate on several themes that pervade modern research in this area (e.g., signal transduction mechanisms). Readings are from the primary research literature, supplemented by textbook assignments. Lectures and discussion. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000 and BIOL 3010 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
BIOL 5250Ecological Issues in Global Change (4.00)
Introduces development and application of theoretical constructs and mathematical models for projecting the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems to large scale changes in the environment. Prerequisites: EVSC 3200 or equivalent, one year of college calculus, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2010
BIOL 5559New Course in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of biology.
Course was offered Summer 2016, Spring 2013
BIOL 5995Biological Research at Mountain Lake Biological Station (1.00 - 4.00)
Biology Research at Mountain Lake Biological Station is designed for students participating in the Mountain Lake Biological Station summer Master's Degree Program.
BIOL 6559New Course in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 7020Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (3.00)
Examines the mechanisms of evolution within populations, molecular evolution, and the process of speculation. Topics include genetics of adaptation and speciation, natural selection, and the processes influencing the evolution of genes and genomes at the molecular level. Prerequisites: BIOL 3010
Course was offered Spring 2011
BIOL 7060Organ Development and Tissue Engineering (3.00)
Why do most of our adult body tissues have limited regenerative capacity? How can terminally diseased organs be replaced? This course will cover the cellular mechanisms that regulate animal tissue formation, regeneration and repair in vivo. Students will gain insights into the opportunities, limitations, and risks of tissue engineering in vitro, as an emerging research field that may lead to revolutionary organ replacement strategies. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000
Course was offered Spring 2015
BIOL 7110Teaching Science in Higher Education (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This STEM teaching course will help graduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. GTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016
BIOL 7120When Good Cells Go Bad (3.00)
This course will cover topics related to major neurodegenerative diseases including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor (Neurofibrosarcoma) and Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST). Topics related to pathology and molecular mechanism of diseases, possible drug discovery targets, and therapeutic discovery approaches will be emphasized.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
BIOL 7130Population Ecology and Conservation Biology (4.00)
The natural history and mathematical theory of population dynamics, species interactions and life history evolution. Lectures emphasize theory and experimental tests; class discussions focuses on applications to conservation of plant and animal populations.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
BIOL 7140NextGen Sequencing and Its Applications (1.00)
Students will learn the next generation sequencing technologies and explore their applications in the studies of evolution and ecology. This course is a lecture and journal club format where primary scientific literature will be discussed. Students will also learn basic bioinformatic skills.
Course was offered Fall 2013
BIOL 7150Evolution of Sex (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Despite the many benefits of asexual reproduction, the vast majority of eukaryotic organisms reproduce sexually. How sex evolved, and how it persists despite its many associated costs, are major unanswered questions in biology. We will explore the diversity of sexual reproduction and associated evolutionary phenomena with a focus on critically evaluating current research and theory in this field. Prerequisite: BIOL 3020 or permission from Instructor
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
BIOL 7160Functional Genomics (3.00)
The first half of the course serves as an introduction to basic bioinformatics and genomics. The second half of the course concentrates on the rapidly evolving discipline of Functional Genomics, which takes advantage of the dramatic increase in the amount.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
BIOL 7170Cellular Neurobiology (4.00)
Explores a cellular approach to the study of the nervous system. Topics include the structure & function of ionic channels in cell membranes; the electrochemical basis of the cell resting potential; the generation & conduction of nerve impulses; and synaptic transmissions. Three lecture and demonstration/discussion credits. Class mtgs include lectures, discussion, student presentations, and computer simulations of neurophysiology w/ NeuroDynamix.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2010
BIOL 7180Behavioral Ecology (3.00)
Behavioral ecology explores the evolutionary analysis and explanations for the diversity of animal behavior, including foraging decisions, altruism, cooperation, mate choice, group living, parental care and range of other sociobiological phenomena.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
BIOL 7190Biological Clocks (3.00)
Introduces biological timekeeping as used by organisms for controlling diverse processes, including sleep-wakefulness cycles, photoperiodic induction and regression, locomotor rhythmicity, eclosion rhythmicity, and the use of the biological clock in orientation and navigation.
BIOL 7220Introduction to Systems Biology (3.00)
An introduction to a new research paradigm that focuses on the systematic study of complex interactions at the molecular, network and genomic level. This course will review state-of-the-art high throughput techniques and modeling methods used to obtain, integrate and analyze complex data from biological systems. This course will be a combination of text based lectures and discussions of the current literature pertinent to Systems Biology.
BIOL 7230Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (4.00)
The Genome Era has transformed modern biology, providing sequence data that records genetic changes that occur over time scales from billions of years (evolution) to months (tumor growth). This interdisciplinary course introduces the algorithms, statistics & biological concepts used to make inferences from genome datasets and will provide the computational foundation & practical experience needed to test biological questions using genome data.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
BIOL 7280The Genetic Basis of Behavior (3.00)
This course studies behavior paradigms in model animals and the modern genetic tools used study and dissect the circuits underlying them. Can an animal as simple as a fly or mouse learn simple tasks, show appetitive behaviors and cravings, and inform studies of human addiction? Readings from classic and current literature will show the historical context of this field and develop critical reading skills.
BIOL 7310Sensory Neurobiology (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This two-lectures-per-week course explores the basic principles of sensory neurobiology. The course consists of four modules. Each module represents one of the senses and consists of an introductory lecture, one or several lectures that will delve into the details of that sense, a current topic lecture on some recent finding, and finally, a guest lecture from a UVa researcher. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission.
BIOL 7320Signal Transduction: How cells talk to each other (3.00)
This advanced undergraduate course explores how cells communicate with each other and respond to their environment. This area of biology is referred to as signal transduction and is the basis for most if not all normal and disease processes in humans. Therefore, significant time is spent on defining archetypal signaling modules that all cells use to receive and communicate information to and from their environment.
BIOL 7360Cytokine Signaling and Neural Development (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This is a journal club format colloquium where we perform an in depth analysis of the papers listed below. One paper will be covered per week with a review article also assigned for background. There are no presenters; rather we will have discussion leaders. All participants should be prepared to present any of the panels in the week's paper.
BIOL 7370Epigenetics (3.00)
Explores the emerging science, Epigenetics. Topics include epigenetics in model organisms and molecular mechanisms such as the Polycomb and Trithorax Group proteins, histone modifications and variants, dosage compensation, DNA methylation, nuclear reprogramming and stem cell pluripotency.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
BIOL 7380Evolution and Ecology of Development (3.00)
From the seahorse's body to the venus flytrap's jaws to the human brain, nature abounds with amazing adaptations. This interdisciplinary course explores how and why such biodiversity evolves as well as what limits diversity. Lectures and case studies will focus on core concepts, recent advances, and integrative approaches, placing special emphasis on the interplay between gene regulatory networks, the environment, and population genetics. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010, BIOL 3020
Course was offered Fall 2014
BIOL 7410Molecular Biology (3.00)
A survey of contemporary issues in molecular biology and genetics. The course will be a combination of text-based lectures and discussions of the current literature emphasizing the development of critical reading techniques. This course is meant for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Background material will be from Molecular Biology of the Gene, 5th ed, Watson et al, Pearson/Benj Cummings, More recent material will be from current literature.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
BIOL 7510Field Biology at Mountain Lake Biological Station (1.00 - 4.00)
Field experiential courses in evolution, ecology, behavior and biology taught at the Biology Department's Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS), a field research and teaching facility located in southwestern Virginia. Students may enroll for more than one section, as each section is a specialized topic.
BIOL 7516Field Ornithology (1.00 - 4.00)
Students will be exposed to the biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology of birds through hands-on experience. Field exercises will teach how to identify birds by sight and sound, measure birds in hand, and monitor birds and their behaviors. These opportunities will be augmented with lectures on bird physiology, morphology, and diversity. Independent research projects will enable students to further develop their skills.
BIOL 7559New Course in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 7585Selected Topics Course (3.00)
Tutorial or seminar course that allows intensive study of the literature in a particular area of Biology under the guidance of a Biology faculty member
Course was offered Spring 2012
BIOL 7660How do they do it? Method and Logic in Cutting-edge Biomedical Science (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Do you know how a bioluminescent jellyfish protein is saving lives? The green fluorescent protein, earning its discoverers the 2008 Nobel Prize, is only one example of the recent biomedical breakthroughs leading to revolutionary diagnostics, treatments and cures that we will cover. Topics will range from how scientists are using roundworms to cure diabetes to why a pond fish from Himalayas might unlock the mysteries of psychiatric disorders.
BIOL 7751Plant Diversity & Conservation: Bioinformatics and Systematics (3.00)
The extraordinary diversity of the southern Appalachians will be used to explore the world of plants. We will visit unique mountain habitats to study the different species assemblages in these ecologically wide-ranging sites. Based upon our observations and analyses, we will critique contemporary views of the most effective conservation units (individual, population, species, family, habitat) and the methods used to achieve conservation goals.
BIOL 7752Field Methods in Stream Ecology (3.00)
We will focus on integrating principles of stream and watershed ecology to gain insight into stream dwelling organisms and their environments. Students will be introduced to 1) the physical, chemical and biological organization of aquatic ecosystems, 2) current theories in stream and watershed ecology, and 3) lab and field methods for conducting stream research. Students will conduct independent and group research projects.
Course was offered Summer 2014
BIOL 7753Field Biology of Fungi (3.00)
The southern Appalachians provide an ideal setting to explore the biology of fungi. This class provides an introduction with emphasis on fieldID and current experimental methods used to study fungal genetics, ecology, and evolution. Lab exercises will use filamentous fungi to demonstrate methods for identification, culture techniques, breeding systems, genetic analysis, and interaction biology. Field trips will survey the taxonomic diversity.
Course was offered Summer 2016
BIOL 7754Field Herpetology (3.00)
We will focus on the ecology and evolution of reptiles and amphibians, leveraging their diversity in the southeastern US. In both the field and laboratory, we will study 1) the evolutionary relationships among reptiles and amphibians, 2) key evolutionary innovations that characterize each major lineage, 3) reptile and amphibian systems in ecological and evolutionary research, and 4) location and identification of reptiles and amphibians.
BIOL 7755Field Biology of Fishes (3.00)
MLBS sits on the Eastern Continental Divide providing an incredible diversity of freshwater habitats. Proficiency in ichthyology will be developed through field trips and lab work. Themes include: fish ID; patterns and drivers of diversity; interactions on individual, population, community and ecosystem levels; evolution; and influences of human activities. Students will design and conduct a research project and present at a class symposium.
Course was offered Summer 2017, Summer 2016, Summer 2014
BIOL 7756Field Ornithology (3.00)
Students will be exposed to the biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology of birds through hands-on experience. Field exercises will teach how to identify birds by sight and sound, measure birds in hand, and monitor birds and their behaviors. These opportunities will be augmented with lectures on bird physiology, morphology, and diversity. Independent research projects will enable students to further develop their skills.
BIOL 7757GIS for Field Biologists (3.00)
This course will cover the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems as applied to biological questions with application in ecology, evolution, conservation, disease ecology, and human land-use. Students will learn spatial theory, analysis, and hands-on use of GIS software (including ArcGIS). Field laboratories will allow students to use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and learn to incorporate this technology into spatial analyses.
Course was offered Summer 2014
BIOL 7758Field Biology of Insects (3.00)
Insects are perhaps the most important animal group on the face of the earth. Their enormous diversity makes them important models for understanding many concepts in biology. Students will observe the bits and pieces of an insect, they will discover how adaptation relates to diversity, and they will learn to identify the major insect groups. Field trips to varied habitats allow students to collect insects and understand their natural history.
Course was offered Summer 2017, Summer 2015
BIOL 7759Field Methods in Wildlife Ecology (3.00)
An introduction to field research methods for measuring and monitoring animals with an emphasis on testing biological and wildlife management hypotheses. We will survey small mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Students will learn sampling designs, protocols, and types of studies. Exercises will include surveying, trapping, marking, and measuring animals. Skills learned will be used in hypothesis-driven group projects.
Course was offered Summer 2015
BIOL 7760Hormones and Behavior (3.00)
Hormones alter the development and expression of animal behavior. Behavior in turn changes the effects of hormones. We'll take an evolutionary approach in exploring the causation and mechanism of hormone-mediated behaviors. We will use endocrinological techniques to examine behavior and hormone variation in wild populations. Students will help design and conduct a class research project with the goal of publishing our results.
Course was offered Summer 2015
BIOL 7850Seminar in Environmental and Conservation Biology (2.00)
In-depth investigation of current research and practice in environmental and biological conservation. Format will include the discussion of fundamental and recent readings in conservation and guest speakers from the local scientific and conservation communities.
BIOL 7993Independent Study in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A biology faculty member supervises and approves all components of this course, designating the number of credits to be earned prior to enrollment. Students successfully complete one or more courses offered by the Department of Biology at the 3000 level or above and, for each course, write a 10-page (minimum) paper on a relevant topic.
BIOL 7994Independent Study in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course is for graduate students participating in graded, graduate-level courses offered at MLBS during summer sessions. Students enroll in this course during the fall semester following completion of the MLBS summer course. Credits earned are the same as the number of credits designated for the MLBS course. Upon completion of the course, the instructor of record provides a grade and a written evaluation of each student's work in the course
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
BIOL 8010Colloquium in Developmental Biology (2.00)
A weekly conference in which students present reports covering various aspects of development. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8050Advanced Evolutionary Biology (2.00)
This course will cover a range of evolutionary concepts and approaches, including levels of selection, the role of evolution in structuring ecological communities, game theoretical models of adaptation, frequency-dependence, neutral processes and drift, the evolution of sex, the evolution of virulence, the molecular basis of adaptation, population and quantitative genetics, and the evolution of genome structure.
Course was offered Spring 2013
BIOL 8060Colloquium in Circadian Biology (2.00)
Readings and two-hour student seminar preparations focusing on recent research and primary literature in circadian biology. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
BIOL 8070Colloquium in Population Biology (2.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A weekly conference arranged around a current topic. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8081Advanced Ecology and Evolution 1 (4.00)
This course introduces grad students to a breadth and depth of concepts and theories in modern ecology and evolutionary biology. The couse is co-taught by two BIOL faculty each fall, with different faculty rotating into the course in alternate years, providing expertise in molecular population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, integrative biology, speciation, microevolution, life-history evolution, and mating systems.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014
BIOL 8082Advanced Ecology and Evolution 2 (2.00)
This course introduces grad students to a breadth and depth of concepts and theories in modern ecology and evolutionary biology.. The course is taught by a different BIOL faculty each spring, with different faculty rotating into the course in alternate years, providing expertise in molecular population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, integrative biology, speciation, microevolution, life-history evolution, and mating systems.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2015
BIOL 8083Advanced Ecology and Evolution 3 (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course introduces grad students to a breadth and depth of concepts and theories in modern ecology and evolutionary biology. The couse is co-taught by two BIOL faculty each fall, with different faculty rotating into the course in alternate years, providing expertise in molecular population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, integrative biology, speciation, microevolution, life-history evolution, and mating systems.
Course was offered Fall 2015
BIOL 8084Advanced Ecology and Evolution 4 (2.00)
This course introduces grad students to a breadth and depth of concepts and theories in modern ecology and evolutionary biology.. The course is taught by a different BIOL faculty each spring, with different faculty rotating into the course in alternate years, providing expertise in molecular population genetics, genomics, phylogenetics, integrative biology, speciation, microevolution, life-history evolution, and mating systems.
Course was offered Fall 2015
BIOL 8250Communicating in Science (1.00)
This course will supplement the '7 Habits for Highly Effective Grad Students' course with hands-on practice in presenting scientific data and communicating effectively in scientific writing and oral presentations. Students will meet weekly to practice and critique oral presentations, scientific manuscripts, figures and tables, statistical results, grant proposals, etc. Req. of all first-year graduate students in biology.
BIOL 8260Writing in Science: creating grant and research proposals (2.00)
Developing skill in communicating scientific principles and writing compelling research proposals is essential for successful graduate training in the biological sciences. This seminar and workshop course will focus on how to create effective grant and research proposals in preparation for thesis research. Students will be actively involved by presenting their research progress and plans, and critiquing each other's written proposals.
Course was offered Spring 2017
BIOL 8270Seven Habits of Highly Effective Graduate Students (2.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Weekly discussion to acclimate new graduate students to rigors of academic research in the Department of Biology. There will be an emphasis on time management, scientific writing, presentations, and work-life balance. A rotation of Biology faculty, students, and staff will contribute to the weekly discussion.
BIOL 8510Field Biology at Mountain Lake Biological Station (1.00 - 4.00)
Field experiential courses in evolution, ecology, behavior and biology taught at the Biology Department's Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS), a field research and teaching facility located in southwestern Virginia. Students may enroll for more than one section as each section is a specialized topic.
BIOL 8559New Course in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of biology.
Course was offered Spring 2017
BIOL 8820Selected Topics in Developmental Biology (2.00)
A discussion of current problems. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8840Selected Topics in Physiology (2.00)
A discussion of current problems.
BIOL 8870Selected Topics in Developmental Genetics (1.00 - 2.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A discussion of current problems. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8880Selected Topics in Biochemistry (2.00)
A discussion of current problems. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8900Selected Topics in Developmental Botany (3.00)
A discussion of current problems. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BIOL 8998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
BIOL 8999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
BIOL 9559New Course in Biology (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of biology.
Course was offered Fall 2015
BIOL 9910Rotation Research (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An exposure to the working techniques and interactions of the modern Biological Laboratory. Required of all first-year biology graduate students.
BIOL 9920Rotation Research (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
An exposure to the working techniques and interactions of the modern Biological Laboratory. Required of all first-year biology graduate students.
BIOL 9995Topical Research in Biology (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent research with a member of the Biology faculty in preparation for thesis or dissertation research.
BIOL 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
Chemistry
CHEM 1210Concepts of Chemistry (3.00)
Explore the connections between chemistry & everyday life. Topics include the chemistry of air/water pollution, global climate change, alternative energy, polymeric materials, organic vs. non-organic agriculture, biotechnology, & drugs will be examined. After learning the pertinent structures, reactions & energetics, we investigate social, economic & political impacts of chemical issues surrounding these issues. No lab.
CHEM 1400Foundations of Chemical Principles (3.00)
Establishes a foundation in basic chemical principles. Topics include structure of the atom, periodic table and trends, covalent and ionic bonding, the mole, solutions and liquids, chemical reactions and gases. Primarily for students with a limited background in high school chemistry who intend to enroll in CHEM 1410. Three class hours. No laboratory. Enrollment by instructor permission only.
CHEM 1410Introductory College Chemistry I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. CHEM 1411 may be taken concurrently or after completing 1410. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1410, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1411. A grade of C- or higher is required to take CHEM 1420.
CHEM 1411Introductory College Chemistry I Laboratory (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to experimental chemistry, developing laboratory skills & safety. Students plan & implement chemistry experiments in cooperative 4-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, oral & written communication. Mathematica as a computational tool. Topics: glassware characterization & accuracy, unknown identification of & applications of solubility. 3 1/2 hour lab meets weekly. CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1411. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1411.
CHEM 1420Introductory College Chemistry II (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. Prerequisites: CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810. CHEM 1421 may be taken concurrently or after completing 1420. Drop or withdrawal from CHEM 1420, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1421. C or higher required for CHEM 2410.
CHEM 1421Introductory College Chemistry II Laboratory (1.00)
Continuation of CHEM 1411, students plan and implement chemistry experiments in cooperative four-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Mathematica is integrated into the course as a computational chemistry tool. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, communication of results, and lab report writing. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base equilibria. 3 1/2 hour lab meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1411, 1611, or 1811. CHEM 1420 or 1620 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1421. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1420 or 1620, requires drop/withdraw from CHEM 1421.
CHEM 1500Chemistry for Health Sciences (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Emphasizes the practical aspects of general, organic, and biological chemistry with numerous applications to clinical and health-related cases and issue. Provides health professionals with the chemical background necessary to understand the diagnostic tests and procedures needed for healthcare delivery. Relationships between inorganic chemistry and the life processes that occur during normal and abnormal metabolism.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CHEM 1559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
Course was offered Fall 2014
CHEM 1610Introductory Chemistry I for Engineers (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. Prerequisite: CHEM 1611 or 1411 may be taken concurrently or after completing 1610. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1610, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1611/1411. A grade of C- or higher required for CHEM 1620.
CHEM 1611Introductory Chemistry I for Engineers Laboratory (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to experimental chemistry, developing laboratory skills & safety. Students plan & implement chemistry experiments in cooperative 4-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, oral & written communication. Mathematica as a computational tool. Topics: glassware characterization & accuracy, unknown identification of, & applications of solubility. Lab meets biweekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1611. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1611.
CHEM 1620Introductory Chemistry II for Engineers (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, chemical equations and reactions, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the elements. For students planning to elect further courses in chemistry, physics, and biology and to fulfill prehealth prerequisites. Prerequisites: CHEM 1410, 1610, or 1810. CHEM 1621 may be taken concurrently or after completing 1620. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1620, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1621. C or higher required for CHEM 2410.
CHEM 1621Introductory Chemistry II for Engineers Laboratory (1.00)
Continuation of CHEM 1611, students plan and implement chemistry experiments in cooperative four-person teams using a guided inquiry approach. Mathematica is integrated into the course as a computational chemistry tool. Process skills include developing procedures, data analysis, communication of results, and lab report writing. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base equilibria. Lab meets biweekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1411, 1611, or 1811. CHEM 1420 or 1620 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1621. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1420 or 1620, requires drop/withdraw from CHEM 1621.
CHEM 1810Principles of Chemical Structure (Accelerated) (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
First of a four-semester sequence covering the basic concepts of general & organic chemistry. Establishes a foundation of fundamental particles & the nature of the atom, develops a rationale for molecular structure, & explores the basis of chemical reactivity. Topics: introductory quantum mechanics, atomic structure, chemical bonding, spectroscopy, & elementary molecular reactivity. Prerequisite: A strong background in high school chemistry. CHEM 1811 or 1411 may be taken concurrently or after completing CHEM 1810. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1811/1411.
CHEM 1811Principles of Chemical Structure Laboratory (Accelerated) (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students will grow as scientists by designing experiments independently, building technical writing & communication skills, drawing connections between chemistry class & the real world, practicing fundamental laboratory techniques, and generating experimental support for concepts covered in CHEM 1810. "Wet lab" and computational experiments encompass & expand beyond those offered in CHEM 1411. One hour lab lecture and four hour lab meets weekly. Prerequisite: A strong background in high school chemistry. CHEM 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1810 requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1811.
CHEM 1820Principles of Organic Chemistry (Accelerated) (3.00)
Seeks to understand elementary reaction types as a function of chemical structure by emphasizing organic compounds. Topics include acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, oxidation-reduction, electrophilic addition, elimination, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, aromaticity, and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 1810. CHEM 1821, 2411, or 2311 may be taken concurrently or after completing CHEM 1820. Drop or withdrawal from CHEM 1820, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1821/2411/2311.
CHEM 1821Principles of Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Accelerated) (3.00)
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques, organic synthesis, spectroscopic characterization of organic compounds, and qualitative organic analysis. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1811. CHEM 1820 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1821. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1820, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1821.
CHEM 2311Organic Chem Lab I for Non-Chemistry Majors/Minors (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Focuses on the development of skills in methods of preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets biweekly. This course is designed for students who are pre-health students and NOT chemistry majors/minors. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811. CHEM 2410 or 1820 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2311. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2410/1820, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2311.
CHEM 2321Organic Chem Lab II for Non-Chemistry Majors/Minors (1.00)
Focuses on the development of skills in methods of preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets biweekly. This course is designed for students who are pre-health students but NOT chemistry majors/minors. Prerequisite: CHEM 2311 or 2411. CHEM 2420 or 2810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2321. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2420 or 2810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2321.
CHEM 2350The Chemical Century (3.00)
This course will explore the chemical component of some major technological changes of the 20th century including explosives, fuels, polymers, consumer products, agriculture, food processing, nutrition, and drugs. The discovery, development and implementation of key technologies will be discussed along with the societal impact. Biographical and historical information about inventors or companies will supplement the material. Prerequisites: CHEM 1410, 1420 or 1810, 1820
CHEM 2410Organic Chemistry I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Surveys the compounds of carbon in relation to their structure, identification, synthesis, natural occurrence, and mechanisms of reactions. Three class hours; Discussion requirement at the discretion of instructor. CHEM 1420 or 1620. CHEM 2311 or 2411 may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 2410. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2410, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2311/2411. C or better required for CHEM 2420.
CHEM 2411Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to the principles and techniques used in the organic chemistry laboratory, including methods of purification, isolation, synthesis and analysis of organic compounds, including spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. One hour lecture and four hour laboratory meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811. CHEM 2410 or 1820 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2411. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2410/1820, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2411.
CHEM 2420Organic Chemistry II (3.00)
Survey of the principle classes of organic and bioorganic compounds in relation to their structure, identification, synthesis, natural occurrence, reactivity, and mechanisms of reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 2410 or 1820. CHEM 2321 or 2421 may be taken concurrently or after completing CHEM 2420. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2420, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2321/2421.
CHEM 2421Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (3.00)
Further development of skills acquired in CHEM 2411; synthesis (including multistep synthesis), isolation, purification and characterization of compounds such as anestethics, antiinflamatory and antibacterial compounds, as well as peptides, oligonucleotides, synthetic polymers. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 2411. CHEM 2420 or 2810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2421. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2420 or 2810, requires drop/withdrawal from 2421.
CHEM 2559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
CHEM 2620Introduction to Organic Chemistry (3.00)
Introduces the nomenclature, structure, reactivity, and applications of organic compounds, including those of importance in the chemical industry. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: One semester of general chemistry; corequisite: CHEM 2121.
CHEM 2621Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1.00)
Six-to-seven four-hour laboratory sessions and an equal number of one-hour laboratory lectures to accompany CHEM 2120. Corequisite: CHEM 2120.
CHEM 2720Forensic Science and Criminal Justice System (3.00)
One of the most important modern elements in the criminal justice system has been the contributions of the scientist. This course traces the development of the scientific method of identifying crime, evidence such as DNA, and the scientific expert witness. In addition to lectures, the class will work in groups or teams to carefully explore how a forensic scientist works in the modern criminal justice system. Prerequisite: AP Chemistry or a year of college chemistry
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
CHEM 2810Principles of Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Continued exploration of organic reactions and structures initiated in CHEM 1820. Includes electrophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic aromatic substitution, nucleophilic addition, nucleophilic acyl substitution, organometallic compounds, carbohydrates, lipids, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. Prerequisite: CHEM 1820. CHEM 2811, 2421, or 2321 may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 2810. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2811/2421/2321.
CHEM 2811Principles of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry Laboratory (Accelerated) (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Further development of the laboratory skills acquired in CHEM 1821, for the organic synthesis (including multistep synthesis) of compounds such as esters, amides, peptides, polymers, organometallics. Extensive hands-on experience using spectroscopic (NMR, IR, UV) and chromatographic methods for the characterization of organic compounds. One hour lab lecture and four hours laboratory meets weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1821. CHEM 2810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 2811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2810, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 2811.
CHEM 2820Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (Accelerated) (3.00)
Focuses on the macroscopic properties of chemical systems. Topics include states of matter, physical equilibria, chemical equilibria, thermodynamic relationships, kinetic theory, and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 2810
CHEM 2821Principles of Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory (Accelerated) (3.00)
Four laboratory hours plus weekly lecture. Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 2820.
CHEM 2900Teaching Methods for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This STEM teaching course will help Undergraduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. UTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.
CHEM 3220Uranium and the American West (3.00)
The epic of atomic physics from the Curies to Fermi's chain reaction; the Manhattan project and the tragedy of Robert Oppenheimer; nuclear weapons testing, power, and environmental consequences.  Cross listed with ETP 3220. One year of university-level Chemistry or Physics.
CHEM 3240Coding in Matlab/Mathematica with Applications (3.00)
This course focuses on an introduction to programming and data manipulation, with an emphasis on applications. Students have the choice of using Matlab or Mathematica as their programming language, with course instruction spanning both languages. Topics include loops, data structures, functions and functional programming, randomness, matrices, and string manipulation, plus applications selected from chemistry, statistics, or image processing. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus is recommended but not required.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CHEM 3410Physical Chemistry - Quantum Theory (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; biochemical transport; and statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: CHEM 1420 or 1810; MATH 1220 or 1320; and PHYS 2020, 2620, or 2415. CHEM 3811 (if required for degree program) may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 3410. Discussion is optional.
CHEM 3420Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics (3.00)
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: properties of gases, liquids, and solids; thermodynamics; chemical and biochemical equilibrium; solutions; electrochemistry; and structure and stability of biological macromolecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 3410. CHEM 3821 (if required for degree program) may be taken concurrently or after CHEM 3420. Discussion is optional.
CHEM 3559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CHEM 3610Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous biological applications: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; biochemical transport; and statistical mechanics.
CHEM 3721Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (4.00)
This lecture/laboratory course covers basic analytical chemistry instrumentation including chromatography, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Lecture content will include theory and application of chemical instrumentation. The laboratory component will emphasize obtaining and interpreting quantitative data and designing experiments through project-based labs. 2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
CHEM 3810Physical Chemistry I (3.00)
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous materials and biological applications: chemical kinetics; introductory quantum theory; chemical bonding; spectroscopy and molecular structure; transport; and statistical mechanics. Prerequisite: CHEM 1810, 2820 or permission of instructor, MATH 1220 or 1320, and PHYS 2010, 2020 or PHYS 2310, 2320
Course was offered Fall 2010
CHEM 3811Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Execution of laboratory experiments that illustrate important laws and demonstrate quantitative methods of measuring the chemical and physical properties of matter. One hour lab lecture and four hour lab meet weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 1421, 1621, or 1811. CHEM 3410 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 3811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3410, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3811.
CHEM 3820Physical Chemistry II (3.00)
Introduces physical chemistry with numerous material science biological applications: properties of gases, liquids, and solids; thermodynamics; chemical and biochemical equilibrium; solutions; electrochemistry; and structure and stability of macromolecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 3810, MATH 1220 or 1320, and PHYS 2010, 2020 or PHYS 2310, 2320
Course was offered Spring 2011
CHEM 3821Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (3.00)
Execution of laboratory experiments that illustrate important laws and demonstrate quantitative methods of measuring the chemical and physical properties of matter. One hour lab lecture and four hour laboratory meet weekly. Prerequisite: CHEM 3811. CHEM 3420 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 3821. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3420, requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 3821.
CHEM 3910Introductory Research Seminar (1.00)
Introduces research approaches and tools in chemistry including examples of formulation of approaches, literature searches, research methods, and reporting of results. Oral presentations by students, faculty, and visiting lecturers.
CHEM 3920Introductory Research Seminar (1.00)
Introduces research approaches and tools in chemistry including examples of formulation of approaches, literature searches, research methods, and reporting of results. Oral presentations by students, faculty, and visiting lecturers.
CHEM 3951Undergraduate Research I (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the methods of research that include use of the research literature and instruction in basic experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Students can conduct their research within the Dept of Chemistry or in a related science with approval. Under the supervision of faculty but may work closely with a Post-Doc or graduate student.
CHEM 3961Undergraduate Research II (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Student continues to build on their knowledge of the methods of research including the use of research literature and instruction in more advanced experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Students can conduct their research within the Dept of Chemistry or in a related science with approval. Under the supervision of faculty but may work closely with a Post-Doc or graduate student.
CHEM 4090Analytical Chemistry (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Study of the utilization of modern analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis. Includes emission and mass spectrometry, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared absorption spectroscopy, atomic absorption, electrical methods of analysis, chromatography, neutron activation analysis, and X-ray methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 1420 or CHEM 1620 or CHEM 1810
Course was offered Fall 2016
CHEM 4320Inorganic Chemistry (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Unified treatment of the chemistry of the important classes of inorganic compounds and their reactions, with emphasis on underlying principles of molecular structure, symmetry, and bonding theory, including molecular orbital descriptions and reactivity. Prerequisite; CHEM 1420.
CHEM 4410Biological Chemistry I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the components of biological macromolecules and the principles behind their observed structures. Examines the means by which enzymes catalyze transformations of other molecules, emphasizing the chemical principles involved. Topics include a description of the key metabolic cycles and pathways, the enzymes that catalyze these reactions, and the ways in which these pathways are regulated. Prerequisite: CHEM 2420
CHEM 4411Biological Chemistry Laboratory I (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introducing the components of biological macromolecules and the principles behind their observed structures. Prerequisites: CHEM 2420 or 2810
CHEM 4420Biological Chemistry II (3.00)
Covers three main areas: structure and function of biological membranes; complex biochemical systems and processes, including photosynthesis, oxidative phosphorylation, vision, neurotransmission, hormonal regulation, muscle contraction, and microtubules; and molecular biology, including DNA and RNA metabolism, protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression, and recombinant DNA methodology.
CHEM 4421Biological Chemistry Laboratory II (4.00)
Analyzes the physical methods used in studying macromolecules. Experiments include spectroscopic, hydrodynamic, and kinetic methods. Topics include enzyme kinetics and the statistical analysis of data. Prerequisite: CHEM 4411.
CHEM 4430From Lab Bench to Your Medicine Cabinet (3.00)
This course will focus on methods of drug discovery. The class will include reading primary literature and discussions about topics ranging from natural products to gene therapy. Students will prepare a paper and presentation on the mechanism of action, timeline of discovery, importance of pharmacokinetics, and the role of basic research in the discovery for a select group of therapeutics Prerequisites: CHEM 4410
CHEM 4559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 4951Undergraduate Research III (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Student continues to build on their knowledge of the methods of research including the use of research literature and instruction in more advanced experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Students can conduct their research within the Dept of Chemistry or in a related science with approval. Under the supervision of faculty but may work closely with a Post-Doc or graduate student.
CHEM 4961Undergraduate Research IV (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Student continues to build on their knowledge of the methods of research including the use of research literature and instruction in more advanced experimental and theoretical procedures and techniques. Students can conduct their research within the Dept of Chemistry or in a related science with approval. Under the supervision of faculty but may work closely with a Post-Doc or graduate student.
CHEM 4971Distinguished Majors Thesis Research (3.00)
Independent research, under the supervision of the faculty DMP thesis readers, toward the DMP thesis.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CHEM 5110Organic Chemistry III: Structure, Reactivity, and Mechanism (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Systematic review and extension of the facts and theories of organic chemistry; includes the mechanism of reactions, structure, and stereochemistry. Prerequisite: One year of organic chemistry. In addition, one year of physical chemistry is recommended.
CHEM 5120Organic Chemistry IV: Survey of Synthetic Methods- Selectivity, Scope, and Limitations (3.00)
A comprehensive survey of synthetic organic reactions and their application to the design and execution of syntheses of relatively complex organic substances.
CHEM 5180Instrumental Theory and Techniques in Organic Chemistry (3.00)
Studies the theory and application of instrumental techniques in solving organic structural problems. Topics include ultraviolet and infrared absorption spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, rotatory dispersion, and circular dichroism.
CHEM 5210Advanced Physical Chemistry I: Quantum Mechanics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies introductory quantum mechanics. Topics include the application of group theory to molecular orbital theory; and rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra. Prerequisite: CHEM 3410, 3420.
CHEM 5220Advanced Physical Chemistry II: Statistical Mechanics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the laws of thermodynamics and extra-thermodynamic principles; statistical mechanics; theory of reaction rates, and the interpretation of experimental kinetic data. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHEM 5224Reaction Kinetics and Dynamics (3.00)
Introduces the practice and theory of modern chemical kinetics, emphasizing reactions occurring in gases, liquids, and on catalytic surfaces. Develops basic principles of chemical kinetics and describes current experimental and analytic techniques. Discusses the microscopic reaction dynamics underlying the macroscopic kinetics in terms of reactive potential energy surfaces. Develops statistical theories of reactions that simplify the description of the overall reaction dynamics. Includes the transition state theory, Rice-Ramsperger-Kassel-Marcus (RRKM) theory for unimolecular reactions, Kramers' theory, Marcus electron transfer theory, and information theory. Presents current topics from the literature and illustrates applications of basic principles through problem-solving exercises. Prerequisite: Undergraduate physical chemistry or instructor permission.
CHEM 5250Molecular Spectroscopy (3.00)
Includes basic theoretical principles of modern molecular spectroscopy, including microwave, infrared, Raman, visible, and ultraviolet spectroscopy. Gas-phase systems will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 5210 or Instructor Permission
CHEM 5260Introduction to Astrochemistry (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This interdisciplinary course will introduce advanced undergraduates and graduates to molecules and their chemistry in different sources throughout the universe. Topics include gas-phase and grain-surface reactions, astronomical spectroscopy, laboratory experiments, and astrochemical modeling.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
CHEM 5310Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I: Reaction Mechanisms (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the electronic structure of atoms and simple molecules, including basic concepts and applications of symmetry and group theory. The chemistry of the main group elements is described using energetics, structure, and reaction pathways to provide a theoretical background. Emphasizes applying these concepts to predicting the stability and developing synthetic routes to individual compounds or classes. Prerequisite: CHEM 4320 or instructor permission.
CHEM 5320Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II: Organometallics and Synthesis (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the electronic structure of compounds of the transition metals using ligan field theory and molecular orbital theory. Describes the chemistry of coordination and organometallic compounds, emphasizing structure, reactivity, and synthesis. Examines applications to transformations in organic chemistry and to catalysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 4320 or instructor permission.
CHEM 5330Structural Inorganic Chemistry: Characterization and Spectroscopy (3.00)
Covers mathematical language which describes symmetry and focuses on its application to inorganic chemistry, determination of point groups, use of character tables, and construction of MO theory diagrams. This will be followed by application of these concepts to spectroscopic methods, e.g. Absorption, IR, Raman, NMR, magnetism, and EPR, etc. The material is intended to cover the theory and interpretation of standard spectroscopic techniques.
Course was offered Fall 2016
CHEM 5340Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Covers an introduction to nanomaterials and to physical methods for nanomaterials characterization; synthesis, surface modification and assembly nanomaterials; and magnetic, optical and catalytic properties of nanomaterials. The course also highlights the importance of the design of nanomaterials for modern energy, environmental and biomedical applications.
Course was offered Fall 2016
CHEM 5380Determination of Molecular Structure by Diffraction Methods (3.00)
This one-semester undergraduate/graduate course will focus on the modern applications of X-ray diffraction techniques in crystal and molecular structure determination. The class will also include powder diffraction and its application in X-ray structure analysis.
CHEM 5410Advanced Biological Chemistry I: Molecular Assembly and Information Flow (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the components of biological macromolecules and the principles behind their observed structures. Examines the means by which enzymes catalyze transformations of other molecules, emphasizing the chemical principles involved, and describes key metabolic cycles and pathways, the enzymes that catalyze these reactions, and the ways in which these pathways are regulated. Three class hours (Y) Prerequisites: One year of biochemistry; one year of organic chemistry; one semester of thermodyanmics.
CHEM 5420Advanced Biological Chemistry II: Macromolecular Structure and Function (3.00)
Covers three main areas: (1) the structure and function of biological membranes, (2) complex biochemical systems and processes, including photosynthesis, oxidative phosphorylation, vision, neurotransmission, hormonal regulation, muscle contraction and microtubules, and (3) molecular biology, including DNA metabolism, protein synthesis, regulation of gene expression and recombinant DNA methodology. Three class hours,. (Y) Prerequistes: CHEM 7430 or permission of instructor.
CHEM 5430Nanoscale Imaging of Complex Systems in Chemistry and Biology (3.00)
Topics include principles of image formation; methods for sample preparation and chemical labeling; photophysics of fluorescent proteins and organic dyes; and computational image analysis and data processing. Recommended prerequisites: Calculus II or higher, Introduction to Biology. Required prerequisites: CHEM 1420, 1620 or 1810.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2010
CHEM 5510Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry (Drug Discovery) (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Selected topics in advanced organic chemistry developed to the depth required for modern research. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CHEM 5520Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry (3.00)
Selected topics in advanced physical chemistry developed to the depth required for modern research. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHEM 5530Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry (3.00)
Advanced treatment of topics of current research interest in inorganic chemistry.
CHEM 5559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 5560Selected Topics in Biological Chemistry (3.00)
Selected topics in advanced biochemistry developed to the depth required for modern research Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CHEM 5570Selected Topics - Analytical Chemistry (Luminescence) (3.00)
Studies recent developments in instrumentation and their significance to physical-analytical problems. Includes the theory and application of specialized techniques in analytical chemistry.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CHEM 5720Methods in Bioanalytical Chemistry (3.00)
An introduction to classic & modern approaches of chemical analysis of biological systems. Detection of analytes ranging from small molecules & proteins, to cells, to structured materials. Focus on immunoassays: ELISA, bead-based assays, & surface plasmon resonance for analytes in solution; ELISpot for cell secretions; flow cytometry for cells and beads; & immunostaining for biomaterials and tissue samples. Prerequisite: CHEM 4410
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2010
CHEM 5730Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3.00)
Advanced level survey of instrumental methods of analysis, theory and application of spectrochemical, electrochemical techniques; separations, surfaces, special topics, and recent developments from the literature.
CHEM 5731Computer Interfacing and Applications to Chemistry (3.00)
Study will focus on eliminating the black box effect of computers so that students can truly understand what is going on in instruments plus providing practical skill in interfacing instruments and processing data using Labview programming language and interfacing through National Instrument interfaces and Vernier sensors. Prerequisite: CHEM 1420, 1620, or CHEM 1810
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
CHEM 5740Analytical Chemistry: Separations (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Theory and practice of separation science are introduced. Topics include theoretical aspects of separations, including equilibrium theory, flow, diffusion, and solution theory. Major analytical separation techniques covered include liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and capillary electrophoresis. Prerequisite: CHEM 5710 or Permission of Instructor
CHEM 5750Analytical Chemistry Spectroscopy (3.00)
Theory and practice of separation science are introduced. Topics include theoretical aspects of separations, including equilibrium theory, flow, diffusion, and solution theory. Major analytical separation techniques covered include liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and capillary electrophoresis. Prerequisite: CHEM 5710 or Permission of Instructor
Course was offered Fall 2011
CHEM 7010Research Seminar I: Introduction to Research (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Provides professional development for graduate students concerning the theory & practice of scientific research. To familiarize students with faculty research and the tools for research. Students attend a series of faculty research presentations & additional lectures concerning library & research resources. Requires to attend departmental seminars & colloquia to expand their knowledge of current experimental & theoretical frontiers in chemistry.
CHEM 7011Teaching Science in Higher Education (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This STEM teaching course will help graduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. GTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.
Course was offered Fall 2016
CHEM 7020Research Seminar II: Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Ethics (3.00)
Introduces students to a range of professional development tools & information that may be helpful over their careers. Safety in the laboratory, ethics in science & teaching, career planning, job opportunities/trajectories in academe, industry, & national laboratories, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, interactions with federal funding agencies, curriculum vitae/resume writing, & effective written & oral communication skills are covered.
CHEM 7021Communicating Research to Diverse Audiences (1.00)
Designed to help graduate students learn to communicate their research to non-technical audiences such as the public, the media, and policymakers. Class topics will be a balance of teamwork to introduce concepts followed by individual assignments to apply the concepts to their own research. Theoretical principles and readings will be introduced when appropriate.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CHEM 7030Research Seminar III: Preparation for Ph.D. Candidacy Exam (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The focus of this course is to prepare students for their Chemistry Ph.D. candidacy exam & to develop appropriate written & oral communication skills. Each student will prepare several written abstracts & make oral presentations for the class in a format that largely mimics the candidacy exam. Students are required to attend departmental seminars & colloquia to expand their knowledge of current experimental and theoretical frontiers in science.
CHEM 7031The Art of Scientific Writing (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Skill in scientific writing is as essential for scientists as learning the experimental techniques and analysis methods of their field. Mastery of the skills for expository writing is essential to write an effective scientific document and the genres of scientific communication. Three writing assignments - a draft of each, which will be extensively marked up, & then a final version which will be subjected to a peer review & expert review.
Course was offered Fall 2016
CHEM 7110Teaching Science in Higher Education (1.00)
This STEM teaching course will help graduate TAs integrate learning theory and effective student engagement practices into their teaching. GTAs will participate in guided discussions to relate recommendations from the education literature to their classroom experiences. Assignments will include learning activities, such as teaching observations & reflections, and designing interventions to assist students with difficult topics/skills.
CHEM 7120Communicating Research to Diverse Audiences (1.00)
Designed to help graduate students learn to communicate their research to non-technical audiences such as the public, the media, and policymakers. Class topics will be a balance of teamwork to introduce concepts followed by individual assignments to apply the concepts to their own research. Theoretical principles and readings will be introduced when appropriate.
Course was offered Spring 2010
CHEM 7121Communicating Research to Diverse Audiences (1.00)
Designed to help graduate students learn to communicate their research to non-technical audiences such as the public, the media, and policymakers. Class topics will be a balance of teamwork to introduce concepts followed by individual assignments to apply the concepts to their own research. Theoretical principles and readings will be introduced when appropriate.
CHEM 7130The Art of Scientific Writing (1.00)
Skill in scientific writing is as essential for scientists as learning the experimental techniques and analysis methods of their field. Mastery of the skills for expository writing is essential to write an effective scientific document and the genres of scientific communication. Three writing assignments - a draft of each, which will be extensively marked up, & then a final version which will be subjected to a peer review & expert review.
CHEM 7131The Art of Scientific Writing (1.00)
Skill in scientific writing is as essential for scientists as learning the experimental techniques and analysis methods of their field. Mastery of the skills for expository writing is essential to write an effective scientific document and the genres of scientific communication. Three writing assignments - a draft of each, which will be extensively marked up, & then a final version which will be subjected to a peer review & expert review.
CHEM 7559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 8559New Course in Chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
Course was offered Fall 2010
CHEM 8998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
CHEM 8999Masters Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For students pursuing a masters degree and conducting research.
CHEM 9080Research in Infrared Spectroscopy (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Infrared Spectroscopy
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CHEM 9110Research in Bioorganic Mechanism and Synthesis (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Bioorganic Mechanism and Synthesis
CHEM 9120Research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016
CHEM 9130Research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students will conduct research in synthetic organic chemistry using appropriate techniques, instruments, and equipment.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016
CHEM 9150Research in Photochemistry and Luminescence (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Photochemistry and Luminescence
CHEM 9160Research in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Students will conduct research in synthetic organic chemistry using appropriate techniques, instruments, and equipment.
CHEM 9170Research in Theoretical Astrochemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Theoretical Astrochemistry
CHEM 9180Research in Chemistry in Interstellar and Star-Forming Regions (1.00 - 12.00)
Students will conduct research in theoretical chemistry using appropriate techniques, instruments, and equipment.
CHEM 9210Research in High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy
CHEM 9220Research in Computational Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Computational Chemistry
CHEM 9230Research in Statistical Mechanics of Condensed Phases (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Statistical Mechanics of Condensed Phases
CHEM 9240Research in Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics
CHEM 9250Research in Theoretical Astrochemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Theoretical Astrochemistry
CHEM 9260Research in Chemistry in Interstellar and Star-Forming Regions (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Chemistry in Interstellar and Star-Forming Regions
CHEM 9270Research in Physical Chemistry of Surfaces (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
CHEM 9290Research in Physical Chemistry of Surfaces (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Physical Chemistry of Surfaces
CHEM 9310Research in Inorganic and Organometallic Reactions (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Inorganic and Organometallic Reactions
CHEM 9320Research in Synthetic and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Synthetic and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry
CHEM 9330Research in Redox-Driven Inorganic Mechanisms (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Redox-Driven Inorganic Mechanisms.
CHEM 9340Research in Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanostructured Materials (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanostructured Materials.
CHEM 9350Research in Materials Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Materials Chemistry
CHEM 9360Research in Medicinal Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Medicinal Chemistry
CHEM 9370Research in Main-Group and Organometallic Synthesis (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students will conduct research in main-group and organometallic synthesis using appropriate techniques and instrumentation.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016
CHEM 9410Research in Membrane Biochemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Membrane Biochemistry
CHEM 9420Research in Chemical and Structural Biology (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Chemical and Structural Biology
CHEM 9430Research in Chemical Biology (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Chemical Biology
CHEM 9440Research in Biological and Biophysical Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students will conduct research in biological and biophysical chemistry using appropriate techniques, instruments, and equipment.
CHEM 9450Research in Spectroscopy and Biophysics of Membrane Proteins (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Spectroscopy and Biophysics of Membrane Proteins
CHEM 9460Research in Structural Biology (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Structural Biology
CHEM 9470Research in Molecular Imaging and Interrogation of Biological Systems (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Students will conduct research in molecular imaging and interrogation of biological systems using appropriate techniques and instrumentation.
CHEM 9559New course in chemistry (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 9610Research in Medicinal Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Organic & Polymer Chemistry
CHEM 9630Research in Bioanalytical Studies (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Bioanalytical Studies
CHEM 9650Research in Statistical Mechanics of Condensed Phases (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Statistical Mechanics of Condensed Phases
CHEM 9680Research: Biomolecular NMR (1.00 - 12.00)
Research: Biomolecular NMR
CHEM 9690Research: Chemistry of Medicine (1.00 - 12.00)
Research: Chemistry of Medicine
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
CHEM 9710Research in Mass Spectrometry (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Mass Spectrometry
CHEM 9720Research in Microfluidic and Chemical Analysis of Biological Systems (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research: Microfluidic and Chemical Analysis of Biological Systems
CHEM 9730Research in Bioanalytical Studies (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Bioanalytical Studies
CHEM 9740Research in Single-Molecule Imaging (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Single-Molecule Imaging
CHEM 9750Research in Analytical Chemistry of Biological Systems (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research in Analytical Chemistry of Biological Systems
CHEM 9790Research: Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics (1.00 - 12.00)
Research
CHEM 9810Research in Membrane Biophysical Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Research focuses on the structure and function of membrane proteins using techniques such as nuclear magnetic and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, small angle x-ray scattering, x-ray crystallography and many biochemical methods.
CHEM 9820Research: Spectroscopy and Biophysics of Membrane Proteins (1.00 - 12.00)
Research: Spectroscopy and Biophysics of Membrane Proteins
CHEM 9840Research: Nanoscience on Surfaces (1.00 - 12.00)
Research: Nanoscience on Surfaces
CHEM 9850Research:Synthetic & Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
Research in Synthetic and Mechanistic Organometallic Chemistry using appropriate instruments and techniques.
CHEM 9880Research:Structural Biology (1.00 - 12.00)
Research:Structural Biology
CHEM 9890Organometallic Chemistry (1.00 - 12.00)
RA graduate level research course focused on mechanisms of organometallic and inorganic reactions. The course will cover concepts of bonding and structure of transition metal complexes with emphasis on the interaction of transition metal fragments with organic ligands, experimental methods of mechanistic study including kinetics, dynamic NMR spectroscopy, linear free energy relationships and kinetic isotope effects, and an overview of inorganic.
CHEM 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation advisor has been selected.
CHEM 9999Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation advisor has been selected.
Chinese
CHIN 1010Elementary Chinese (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to the fundamentals of modern Chinese. No prerequisites. This course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: none.
CHIN 1016Intensive Introductory Chinese (4.00)
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 1020Elementary Chinese (4.00)
The second in a two-semester introduction to modern Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 1026Intensive Introductory Chinese (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016 or equivalent.
CHIN 1060Accelerated Elementary Chinese (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Specifically intended for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Mandarin Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. The course focuses on reading and writing Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students: (a) achieve control of the Chinese sound system (the 4 tones and Pinyin) and basic components of Chinese characters; (b) be able to write 400-500 characters, (c) express themselves clearly in written form on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary, (d) improve their basic reading skills (including learning to use a Chinese dictionary).
CHIN 116Intensive Introductory Chinese (0.00)
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis.
CHIN 126Intensive Introductory Chinese (0.00)
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis.
CHIN 1559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 2010Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Builds on the foundations acquired in CHIN 1010-1020 with further refinement of all four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1020 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 2016Intensive Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
CHIN 2020Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
Prerequisite: CHIN 2010, 2020 are the continuation of CHIN 1020. They are not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students improve their spoken and aural proficiency, achieve a solid reading level, and learn to express themselves clearly in writing on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. These goals are approached through grammar and reading-writing exercises, classroom drills, listening and speaking activities, and written quizzes and exams.
CHIN 2026Intensive Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016, 1026 & 2016 or equivalent.
CHIN 2060Accelerated Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
This course is specifically designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Mandarin Chinese, but with reading and writing ability equivalent to a student who has completed CHIN 1020. The course focuses on reading and writing Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students: (a) achieve a basic level of reading competency with a vocabulary of 1000 characters; (b) express themselves clearly in written Chinese on a variety of topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. Prerequisite: CHIN 1060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 216Intensive Intermediate Chinese (0.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 226Intensive Intermediate Chinese (0.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 2559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 3010Pre-Advanced Chinese I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course is the continuation of Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 2020). All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2020 or 2060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 3015Language House Conversation (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For students residing in the Chinese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
CHIN 3020Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Readings and discussion are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: CHIN 3010 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 3025Language House Conversation (1.00)
For students residing in the Chinese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
CHIN 3050Pre-Advanced Speaking and Reading in Chinese (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course is open to all students who have completed CHIN2020 or CHIN2060. This course focuses on improving oral communication skills needed for various social settings such as carrying on an intelligent conversation about various aspects of modern life, telling a story in a detialed and compelling manner, or engaging in extensive discussions on various social issues. Readings will be used as input to enhance speaking skills. Prerequisite: CHIN 2020 or CHIN 2060
CHIN 3460Chinese Culture and Society through Films (2.00 - 3.00)
An integral part of the UVa summer Chinese language study abroad program intended specifically for students who take intensive Readings in Modern Chinese (CHIN 3010 and CHIN 3020) during the 8 week summer abroad program in Shanghai. Will view and study Chinese films made in China to learn, to think and to discuss specific topics of Chinese culture. May be offered on an irregular basis during fall or spring terms for 3 credits.
CHIN 3559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 4010Advanced Chinese I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course is a continuation of CHIN 3020. The goal of these courses is to help students understand journalistic essays and some literature pieces through systematic study of sentence patterns and formal writing styles. All aspects of Chinese language learning are still evenly balanced. Prerequisites: CHIN 3020 or equivalent.
CHIN 4020Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Prerequisite: CHIN 3020, 5020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 4030Business Chinese (3.00)
Business Chinese is a one-term language course for business purposes designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least four years in a regular college program or with the equivalent language proficiency. It is aimed to enhance student's Chinese skills in the business context and promote their understanding about the macro and micro business environment and culture in contemporary China.
CHIN 4060Advanced Chinese: Topics on Modern China (3.00)
The goal of CHIN 4060 is to continue enhancing students' reading comprehension and writing skills by systematically exposing them to formal written Chinese, works of literature, and vigorous writing exercises. By the end of the course the students should be able to read authentic materials with the help of a dictionary and be able to write essays of 500 words in length on assigned topics. Prerequisite: CHIN 3020 or CHIN 3050 or equivalent.
CHIN 4200Modern Chinese Literary Translation (3.00)
This course uses modern Chinese literary texts to introduce students to the special skills and problems associated with translation. Activities include: familiarization with key theoretical issues in translation studies, dictionary training, assessing and comparing existing translations, group work, draft revision, and quizzes on reading assignments. Prerequisite: CHIN 4020 or equivalent level. Some familiarity with Chinese literature preferred.
CHIN 4559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2010
CHIN 4830Introduction to Classical Chinese Prose (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the grammar and structure of classical Chinese prose. Requisite: Consent of Instructor
CHIN 4840Introduction to Classical Chinese Poetry (3.00)
Introduces the grammar and structure of classical Chinese poetry. Requisite: Consent of Instructor
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2013
CHIN 4993Independent Study in Chinese (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent Study in Chinese.
CHIN 5010Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Studies modern Chinese at the advanced level. Includes listening comprehension, reading and discussion in Chinese of various aspects of Chinese culture and media. Prerequite: CHIN 2020 or equivalent background.
CHIN 5020Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Studies modern Chinese at the advanced level. Includes listening comprehension, reading and discussion in Chinese of various aspects of Chinese culture and media. Prerequite: CHIN 2020 or equivalent background.
CHIN 5200Modern Chinese Literary Translation (3.00)
This course uses modern Chinese literary texts to introduce students to the special skills and problems associated with translation. Activities include: familiarization with key theoretical issues in translation studies, dictionary training, assessing and comparing existing translations, group work, draft revision, and quizzes on reading assignments. Prerequisite: CHIN 4020 or equivalent level. Some familiarity with Chinese literature preferred.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
CHIN 5210Readings in Modern Chinese Poetry (3.00)
Readings from major Chinese poets of the 20th and 21st centuries in the original Chinese. Designed as a literary survey, this course also takes into account the needs of Chinese language learners. Poems are selected with difficulty level in mind. The course attends to general reading comprehension as well as the features of modern Chinese poetic language and its relationship to tradition.
CHIN 5230Chinese Conversation and Composition (in Chinese) (3.00)
Development of writing and speaking skills at a higher level than CHIN 5020. Prerequisite: CHIN 5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2011
CHIN 5240Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition (in Chinese) (3.00)
Further develops writing and speaking skills to an advanced level. Prerequisite: CHIN 5230 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012
CHIN 5460Chinese Culture and Society through Films (2.00 - 3.00)
An integral part of the UVa summer Chinese language study abroad program intended specifically for students who take intensive Readings in Modern Chinese (CHIN 3010 and CHIN 3020) during the 8 week summer abroad program in Shanghai. Will view and study Chinese films made in China to learn, to think and to discuss specific topics of Chinese culture. May be offered on an irregular basis during fall or spring terms for 3 credits.
CHIN 5500Introduction to Chinese History, Culture and Society (1.00 - 3.00)
An integral part of the UVa summer Chinese language program in Shanghai, this course combines lectures and guest presentations with field trips, using the resources specifically available in Shanghai and other parts of China to offer an introduction to China's long history, splendid culture, and dynamic and changing society. Taught in English.
CHIN 5559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 5680Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (1.00 - 5.00)
The course aims to help novice and continuing Chinese language teachers enhance their expertise in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. It integrates a balance of Chinese language acquisition theories and research-supported practices into the curriculum through a structured and supervised practicum. Teacher participants will create the E-portfolio that documents their extensive learning and experiences throughout the course. Prerequisites: Instructor permission or CHIN 3020.
CHIN 5810Media Chinese I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies electronic and print media in Chinese, emphasizing current events as reported in the Chinese speaking world, to further develop oral and written proficiency. Prerequisite: CHIN 5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 5830Introduction to Classical Chinese (3.00)
Introduction to the grammar and structure of classical Chinese.
CHIN 5840Introduction to Classical Chinese (3.00)
Introduces the grammar and structure of classical Chinese. Prerequisite: for CHIN 5840, CHIN 5830 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7010Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
The goal of this course is to help students understand journalistic essays through systematic study of sentence patterns and formal writing styles. Prerequisite: CHIN 3020, 5020, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7020Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Students will earn to read or understand various styles of modern Chinese, including essays, documentaries, prose fiction, and movies. Prerequisite: CHIN 7010 or instructor permission.
CHIN 7030Business Chinese (3.00)
Business Chinese is a one-term language course for business purposes designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least four years in a regular college program or with the equivalent language proficency. It is aimed to enhance student's Chinese skills in the business context and promote their understanding about the macor and mirco business environment and culture in contemporary China. Prerequisites: Four years of Chinese or equivalent language proficency.
CHIN 7040Traditional Chinese Poetry (in Chinese) (3.00)
Studies the development of poetry as a genre in Chinese up to the beginning of the 20th century, the influences on its development, its maturity, and its contribution to the creative process of poetry writing in the world. Prerequisite: CHIN 5830, 5840 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7050Classical Chinese Prose (3.00)
Introduces classical Chinese prose from the sixth century b.c. to the third century a.d. Prerequisite: CHIN 5830, 5840 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7060Classical Chinese Poetry (3.00)
Introduces classical Chinese poetry. Prerequisite: CHIN 5830, 5840 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 7830Readings in Confucian Texts (3.00)
Introduces a broad range of Confucian texts. Prerequisite: CHIN 5830, 5840 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 8559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 8993Independent Study in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent Study in Chinese. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Chinese in Translation
CHTR 1559New Course in Chinese in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation
CHTR 2559New Course in Chinese in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation
CHTR 2800Chinese Calligraphy (1.00 - 3.00)
Introduction to the history, masters, styles and techniques of Chinese brush calligraphy. Enhances familiarity with use of brush and ink; active and passive differentiation of styles and techniques; and appreciation of Chinese Calligraphy as an art form.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
CHTR 3010Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature (3.00)
Introductory survey of Chinese literature from earliest times (first millenium BCE) to the Qing Dynasty (ended 1911) in English translation, including major works from the genres of poetry, essays, drama, and fiction. There will be a midterm examination, three 3-page short papers and a 10-page term paper. In addition to familiarizing students with the Chinese literary canon, the course will focus on literary analysis and interpretation, cross-cul
CHTR 3020Survey of Modern Chinese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The Revolutionary Tradition in Modern Chinese Literature and Film is a general introduction to modern Chinese literary culture.
CHTR 3122Sunzi and The Art of War (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This seminar on The Art of War, the 5th century BCE Chinese classic attributed to Sunzi, will familiarize students with traditional interpretations of the text. The course will emphasize a close reading of several translations of the text and will also consider the influence of its historical and philosophical contexts. Contemporary Chinese military writings will also be surveyed to investigate the relevance of the text to modern warfare.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CHTR 3132Legends and Lore of Early China (3.00)
This course explores early Chinese legends and lore through close readings in two texts: the Zuo Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu Zuo zhuan) and the Categorized Biographies of Women (Lienü zhuan). Students will also examine the systems of belief and legendary events that shaped the lives of a diverse array of heroes and exemplars.
Course was offered Spring 2016
CHTR 3559New Course in Chinese in Translation (3.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation
Course was offered Spring 2015
CHTR 3810Chinese Modernism (3.00)
Exploration of modernist and avant garde Chinese film and literature. Discussion of issues of translation and modernity in a global context in fiction, poetry, drama, and film from the 1920s to the 1990s. Authors from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong include Lu Xun, Ding Ling, Yu Dafu, Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, Eileen Chang, Xi Xi, Yu Hua, CanXue, Zhu Tianwen. Films by Stan Lai, Huang Jianxin, Wong Kar-wai. Prerequisite: CHTR 3020 or Instructor Permission
CHTR 3820The Modern Chinese Essay (3.00)
Readings from major Chinese essayists of th