May 19, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


 

Psychology (PSY.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • PSY 484 - Psychology Internship II


    This course is reserved for students who have already completed a first internship at the 483 level. Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and projects to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All College policies related to internships apply. Prereq: PSY 201, PSY 202, Jr. Status, GPA > 2.5, Psy GPA > 3.0 (All internships). This course is reserved for students who have completed PSY 483.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: PSY 201, PSY 202, Jr. Status, GPA > 2.5, Psy GPA > 3.0 (All internships). This course is reserved for students who have completed PSY 483. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 485 - Independent Study


    Intensive reading and study in an area of interest and concern to the student of psychology or a research project or internship in the field. Approval by supervising professor and department chairperson required. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY 202.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY 202. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1 to 3
  
  • PSY 486 - Independent Research in Psychology


    Intensive reading and study in an area of interest and concern to the student of psychology or a research project. A formal research paper written according to APA format. Approval by supervising professor and department chairperson are required. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY 202. Permission of department chair required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PSY 202. Permission of department chair required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY 487 - Undergraduate Research Seminar


    Students who are invited to participate will identify a research topic, review the relevant scientific literature, work to develop a research proposal, submit the proposal for IRB approval and establish a connection with a faculty collaborator. Participants will then have the option to register in a subsequent semester for a 3 credit independent research course where they will conduct the research. Prereq: Psychology Major and permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: Psychology Major and permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PSY 499 - Psychology Comprehensive


    Only S/U Grading. Course Codes: A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: A Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • PSY.Q 101 - Introduction to Psychology: Natural Science


    (PEQ Social Science) How do you experience the world? What influences how you experience the world? This is an introductory course to the ‘natural science’ approach to psychology with an emphasis on the biology of behavior, sensation & perception, states of consciousness, learning, memory, cognition, language and intelligence. We will explore the value and limitations of laboratory experiments, read classic studies, and gain knowledge of differing theoretical perspectives. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PSY.Q 102 - Introduction to Psychology: Social Science


    (PEQ Social Science) What influences how we experience the world around us? This course explores this question by introducing students to the field of psychology through the lens of a social scientist. It covers topics such as human development and social interaction, personality, and psychological disorders and therapies. Students will learn about the value and limitations of correlational methods, experimental design, and observational research design. Students will read classical studies in psychology and will learn about different theoretical perspectives. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3

Public Health

  
  • PBH 101 - Introduction to Public Health


    Provides an overview of public health which cuts across fields of politics, economics, communication, sociology, history and healthcare. From the black plague to the bird flu; smog to nuclear waste, the interdisciplinary nature of public health is explored through literature,film, television, and electronic and print media. Learn how epidemiologists investigate everything from the common bug to global epidemics. Approaches to improve health through education, advocacy, and legislation will be reviewed in relation to the continually evolving challenges in public health. Course Codes: AB.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AB. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PBH 103 - Epidemiology


    Epidemiology is intended to provide an overview of concepts dealing with how we study the distribution of diseases and their causes in populations. The emphasis will be on putting epidemiologic data in context so that participants can become better consumers of health data, at the personal and community level and as an engaged citizen. Course Codes: AB.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AB. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PBH 201 - Public Health Colloquia I


    The colloquia enhances learning from the required and elective public health coursework through weekly forums which will provide students an opportunity for socialization into the field. Students from all levels in the major will meet to examine current issues in public health through the review of journal articles, case study presentations and guest speaker programs. Course Codes: AC. Open to PBH majors/minors; others need departmental approval.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AC. Open to PBH majors/minors; others need departmental approval. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PBH 202 - Global Health


    This survey course will introduce major contemporary issues and challenges of global health with an interprofessional perspective and biosocial approach. It is open to students from all disciplines. Students will examine global disease burden and distribution, health determinants and disparities, health policy, and the challenges and outcomes of global health interventions. Course Codes: AB.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AB. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PBH 301 - Public Health Colloquia II


    The colloquia enhances learning from the required and elective public health coursework through weekly forums which will provide students an opportunity for socialization into the field. Students from all levels in the major will meet to examine current issues in public health through the review of journal articles, case study presentations and guest speaker programs. Course Codes: AC. Open to PBH majors/minors; others need departmental approval.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AC. Open to PBH majors/minors; others need departmental approval. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
  
  • PBH 302 - Health Literacy & Communication: Principles of Health Literacy


    This course offers an introduction to the principles of health promotion and literacy. Students will be prepared to understand the components of health promotion, the historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations of health promotion, and the challenges related to changing human behavior. Students will examine program planning, particularly in the context of low health literacy. Course Codes: AC. Open to PBH majors/minors; others need departmental approval.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AC. Open to PBH majors/minors; others need departmental approval. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PBH 303 - Public Health Ethics


    This course introduces the student to public health ethics using both historical and contemporary materials to examine ethical, legal, social and policy issues encountered in public health practice. Course Codes: A.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: A. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PBH 480 - Public Health Senior Capstone


    The Public Health senior capstone course is the culminating experience for public health majors. Students will show how they have mastered the public health competencies through a synthesis of interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of national and global determinants of health and disease as well as interventions to eliminate or control diseases and other health impairing conditions. Course Codes: AF. Prereq: All other PBH requirements. Must take PBH*483 (internship) previously, or concurrently with capstone.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AF. Prereq: All other PBH requirements. Must take PBH*483 (internship) previously, or concurrently with capstone. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PBH 483 - Public Health Internship I


    Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge, skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities, students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply. Course Codes: AF. Prereq: Junior or Senior standing with GPA of 2.5 or better.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AF. Prereq: Junior or Senior standing with GPA of 2.5 or better. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • PBH 499 - Senior Comprehensive Examination


    Comprehensive exam. Only open to students in final semester of program.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Only open to students in final semester of program. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0

Religious Studies (RES.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • RES 201G - PII Hinduism Practiced: Yoga, Devotion and Emotion


    (Perspectives II Global course) An overview of the diverse practices and beliefs within Hinduism. This approach aims to foster an appreciation for the range of Hindu religious and cultural expressions both in South Asia and in North America. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Multicultural Studies minor course. International Studies course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Multicultural Studies minor course. International Studies course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 210 - PII Judaism from Abraham to Afterlife


    (Perspectives II course) A study of the historical development of Judaism with a focus on the sacred writings, belief and practice of contemporary Jews. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 217 - Accounting for Genocide: Religious Dilemmas and Ethical Questions


    (Global course) The impact of genocide upon issues of religion, spirituality, and ethics. Special emphasis on the impact of technology on genocide prevention and perpetration. Consideration of issues in education (curriculum development and civic engagement) as well as interfaith relations (social teachings and religious praxis). Explored through survivor testimony, theological writing, fiction, and film.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereqs: RES.Q 101.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 217 - Accounting for Genocide: Religious Dilemmas and Ethical Questions


    (Global course) The impact of genocide upon issues of religion, spirituality, and ethics. Special emphasis on the impact of technology on genocide prevention and perpetration. Consideration of issues in education (curriculum development and civic engagement) as well as interfaith relations (social teachings and religious praxis). Explored through survivor testimony, theological writing, fiction, and film. Prereqs: RES.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereqs: RES.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 220G - PII Religions of China


    (Perspectives II Global course) A survey of major religions in China, including Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and folk religion. Set against the background of Chinese history, society, and culture with attention to elite and popular religious forms. Films and readings from literary, ethnographic, and historical sources in translation. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 230G - PII Buddhism


    (Perspectives II Global course) An Interdisciplinary approach involving close textual study of Buddhist doctrine as well as ethnographic materials focused on ritual and everyday lived religious practice(s). Such an approach will deepen our knowledge of Buddhist belief across the globe, while highlighting the tradition’s evolutions and transformation in its Asian homelands. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Multicultural Studies minor course. International Studies course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Multicultural Studies minor course. International Studies course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 242 - PII Christianity Past and Present


    (Perspectives II course) A study of Christianity focusing on the story of Jesus Christ; early Christian life and practice; persons and events that shaped Christianity; and themes, challenges and issues facing Christians today, including spirituality, social justice, fundamentalism, and ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue.Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 246 - PII The Church and Its Music Through The Ages


    (Perspectives II course) From developments of Gregorian chant and subsequent reforms of Pope John XXII (1323) to the recent New Roman Missal (2011), a struggle continues within the Church to safeguard what it considers its sacred music. This struggle can be likened to a pendulum that moves between church authority and popular culture. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q*101. Cross-listed with MUS*246.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q*101. Cross-listed with MUS*246. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 250G - PII Islam & Global Issues


    (Perspectives II Global course) Interdisciplinary approach. Emphasis on global issues Muslims face today: extremism, violence, terrorism, the role of contemporary Muslim women. Explores the religious and spiritual dimension of Islam: sacred literature, belief system, pillars, rituals and legal codes. Focus on political, historical and cultural heritage of Islam as well as its relations with other religions and communities. Course Codes: B. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Multicultural Studies Minor course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Multicultural Studies Minor course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 306G - PII Women and Goddesses in India


    (Perspectives II Global course) Examines constructions of women and their roles- mythically, ideologically, and actually. Explores orthodox religious configurations of human and divine females and women’s responses to problematic expectations. Investigates Western appropriations of Hindu goddesses to examine cultural collisions. Questions whether philosophies/theologies of female sanctity promote and/or oppress female humanity. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Cross-listed with PHL 224.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Cross-listed with PHL 224. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 307G - Religious Pluralism in Practice: Kerala, India


    Introduces students - intellectually and actually - to an Indian state where religions live peacefully and interactively side-by-side. Explores how south Indian culture influences Christian,Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu traditions through coursework based on a two-week trip to Kerala. Instruction in regional traditions and language prior to the trip. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Cross listed with AST*342.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Cross listed with AST*342. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 311 - PII Judaism: Theological Questions and Sacred Texts


    Through the lens of Jewish sacred texts, this class investigates key theological imperatives within Judaism. Particular emphasis on theological notions such as God, Creation, Humankind, Sin, Suffering, Redemption, Land of Israel. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 323G - Classic Texts of Chinese Religions Zen


    (Global course) Explore the literary and social practices that evolved around the canonized texts associated with Confucianism, Daoism, and Chinese Buddhism. Designated as an introduction to premodern Chinese culture. Course Codes: BR. Prereqs: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereqs: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 324G - PII Chinese Religion Performance


    (Perspectives II Global course) Explores the relationship between the elements of Chinese theatre and major types of Chinese religions and doctrines in both traditional and modern settings. Also investigates the range of infiltration of religion in subject matter, costuming, staging method, and performance venues of both traditional and modern Chinese theatre. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts or Religious Studies. Cross-listed with THA 363G.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts or Religious Studies. Cross-listed with THA 363G. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 340 - PII Jesus Across Religions and Cultures


    (Perspectives II course) For some, Jesus is a wise teacher; for others, a prophet; for others, a spiritual guide; for others, a culture hero; and for others, the human face of God. This course will explore who Jesus is for Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, and, of course, Christians across the globe, by examining images and understandings of Jesus in texts and creeds, life and art, prayer and worship as well as literature. Course Codes: B. Prereq: RES.Q*101

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. Prereq: RES.Q*101 Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 341 - PII Merton: Mystic and Prophet


    (Perspectives II course) Readings in Thomas Merton, twentieth-century monk and writer, mystic and prophet, with a focus on spirituality (meditation, prayer, living contemplatively), compassionate response to urgent social issues (violence, war and peace, racism and technology), and the search for unity through inter-religious dialogue and understanding. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: odd years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 342 - PII Matthew, Mark and Luke: Synoptic Gospels


    (Perspectives II course) A detailed examination of the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, with a special focus on the distinctive portrait of Jesus presented in each text. Major issues and contemporary methods for the study of gospel literature will be introduced. Special emphasis will be placed on the social location of the Gospels within the Graeco-Roman world along with a general introduction to the literary, socio-rhetorical, and historical-critical methodologies used in biblical study. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 344 - PII The Church and Its Art Through the Ages


    (Perspectives II course) A discussion of crucial moments in the theological development of the Christian church and their reflection in various forms of religious art. Course Codes: R. Prerequisites: PEQ course in Religious Studies and in Visual and Performing Arts. Cross-listed as AHI 344.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prerequisites: PEQ course in Religious Studies and in Visual and Performing Arts. Cross-listed as AHI 344. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 345 - PII Catholicism Today: Pope Francis, The Church and the World.


    (Perspectives II course) What makes Catholics Catholic and catholic? Study of the faith and practice of Roman Catholic Christians in the United States and around the world including the millenial generation, with special emphasis on worldview, sacraments and worship, personal morality and social teaching as well as the trends, issues, and challenges facing the Catholic Church today. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 346 - PII Word and Sacrament


    (Perspectives II course) Study of the roles of myth and ritual, story and sacrament, prayer and worship in the religious lives of persons and communities with a special emphasis on their roles in Christianity - Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant. Topics will include sacramentality; the history and practice of rites of initiation, reconciliation, healing, friendship, and orders; the centrality of the Baptism and Eucharist as Christian sacraments; sacraments as rites of justice. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 347 - PII Women and Christianity


    (Perspectives II course) How have and do women respond to and experience the Christian Gospel? Drawing on feminist theological work of remembering and recovering women’s stories and reflecting on Christian beliefs and practices in the light of women’s experiences, the course explores a selection of biblical, historical, and contemporary sources. Special attention to the work of Womanist, Mujerista, Asian and African feminist theologians. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 351G - PII Qur’an Unveiled: Social Justice, Women, and Nature


    (Perspectives II Global course) This course is to concentrate on the major themes of the Qur’an in the contemporary context with focus on social justice, ecology, women and gender relations. Besides these major topics, the course will also cover a variety of other topics such as the concept of God, creation, prophets and revelation, and issues of eschatology. Students will be exposed to some contemporary issues like Jihad, extremism, terrorism and Islam’s relations with other world religions and finally the Qur’an concept of interfaith dialogue before the close of the semester. Course codes: B. Prereq: RES.Q*101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: B. Prereq: RES.Q*101. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 352G - PII Love and Beauty in Mystical Islam


    (Perspectives II Global course) This course will investigate the nature of love and beauty in Sufism as a mystical tradition of Islam. Sufi way of love and beauty is deeply rooted in Sufi orders and rituals. Students will read some literary selections on love and beauty from well known Sufi mystics, such as, Al Ghazzali, Rumi, Ibn Arabi and Hafiz. The course will also cover topics such as the influence of Sufism on both the East and the West; Sufism and the role of women; Sufi compatibility with orthodox Islam, Sufi sprituality and its relation to Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Buddhist mysticism. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 360 - PII Interfaith Studies and Dialogue: Theory and Practice


    (Perspective II) An introduction to the study of interfaith relations. Examines the history, theory, and practical challenges and techniques of dialogue among religious communities in religiously pluralistic societies. Includes visits to area religious sites. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 362G - PII Walking in the Footsteps of the Prophets: Discovering Your Spiritual Roots in the Holy Land


    (Perspectives II Global course) Focus on the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with an emphasis on the interrelationship of geography, history, political science, culture, sacred text, religious ritual, and ethics as formative dimensions of religious identity and spiritual practice. Dialogue with diverse communities within Israeli, Palestinian, and Turkish societies. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 363 - PII Religion in America


    (Perspectives II course) Exploration of the contemporary American religious landscape in the context of key moments, groups and persons in America’s history. Attention to the distinctive character, beliefs, and practices of religions, old and new; inter-religious conflict and co-operation; the interplay of religion and politics; religion in the media. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 364G - PII Religion and Ritual in Africa


    (Perspectives II Global course) A course on religion, worldview in Africa, the philosophies and practices of indigenous religions as well as the history and practices of Christianity and Islam in the continent. Other topics include magic and healing, sorcery and witchcraft, and rites of transition. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Cross-listed with ANT 322G.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Cross-listed with ANT 322G. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 365G - PII Love, Sex, & the Body in World Religions


    (Perspectives II Global course) Conceptualizations of the body seem uniquely natural and basic, when they actually embody cultural and social form. Accordingly, religious traditions construct the body sexually, and, conversely, construct sexuality physically, psychologically, and/or spiritually. Inscription of the body in particular cultural, social, and religious form has made difficult placing ideas of love and desire with respect to bodily and/or sexual constructions of the human self. Course Codes: R. Pre-req: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Pre-req: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 366 - PII Meaning of Death


    (Perspectives II course) Sociological, psychological, cross-cultural, perspectives on death and dying in American society today. Attention to the world’s religions’ responses to the needs of the dying and the bereaved; end-of-life decision-making; post-death rituals; beliefs concerning death and after death. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies or Social Science. Cross-listed with SOC*349.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies or Social Science. Cross-listed with SOC*349. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 367 - PII Globalization, Inclusivity and Dialogue: Experiential Learning


    (Experiential Learning Course) The course focuses on pluralism, the ways people live, and how they have built their institutions to express their modes of living. The students will have an opportunity to learn and investigate both similarities and differences in our pluralistic world today. The students will read materials from relevant texts followed by a site visit in order to experience first hand the diverse communities. This experiential study will enrich professional skills in dealing with clients, stimulate personal values such as inclusivity and respectful tolerance, and develop interfaith and civic leadership. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 369 - PII In the Beginning


    (Perspectives II course) Humanity has long held a fascination with the origins of the universe. Who were the first human beings? Why are there males and females? Christians, Jews, and Muslims have long shared a common textual history containing the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Lot. In this course we will explore the texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as they relate to the origins of humanity and the created world, as well as the impact of evolutionary theory, creationism, and intelligent design for contemporary believers and non believers of these Abrahamic traditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES 101.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 369 - PII In the Beginning


    (Perspectives II course) Humanity has long held a fascination with the origins of the universe. Who were the first human beings? Why are there males and females? Christians, Jews, and Muslims have long shared a common textual history containing the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Lot. In this course we will explore the texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as they relate to the origins of humanity and the created world, as well as the impact of evolutionary theory, creationism, and intelligent design for contemporary believers and non believers of these Abrahamic traditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 369 - PII In the Beginning


    (Perspectives II course) Humanity has long held a fascination with the origins of the universe. Who were the first human beings? Why are there males and females? Christians, Jews, and Muslims have long shared a common textual history containing the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Lot. In this course we will explore the texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as they relate to the origins of humanity and the created world, as well as the impact of evolutionary theory, creationism, and intelligent design for contemporary believers and non believers of these Abrahamic traditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 369 - PII In the Beginning


    (Perspectives II course) Humanity has long held a fascination with the origins of the universe. Who were the first human beings? Why are there males and females? Christians, Jews, and Muslims have long shared a common textual history containing the stories of Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Lot. In this course we will explore the texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as they relate to the origins of humanity and the created world, as well as the impact of evolutionary theory, creationism, and intelligent design for contemporary believers and non believers of these Abrahamic traditions. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 370 - PII The End Times


    (Perspectives II course) This course examines how Jews, Christians and Muslims have characterized the end of the world within their sacred textual traditions. Topics such as heaven, the bodily resurrection of the dead, the fulfillment of a divine plan for creation and the judgment of the soul will be explored across the traditions of the three major Abrahamic religions using selective readings from the Torah and Prophets, the New Testament’s Book of Revelation, as well as the Hadith and the Qur’an. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 371 - PII Introducing the Bible


    (Perspectives II course) A study of both Hebrew and Christian scriptures, examined in light of the worlds that produced them. Special emphasis on important theological themes which are common to both traditions. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 372 - PII People at Prayer


    (Perspectives II course) Prayer is in integral to the life of the Jew, the Christian and the Muslim. This course examines the basic characteristics, structures and methods of prayer within Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Both individual prayer and personal meditation will be examined as well as communal forms of worship and the nature of ritual itself. Special emphasis will be placed on the historical development of prayer forms within these Abrahamic traditions and the current lived experience of prayer today. Course codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 373 - Secrets of the Sages: The Hidden Literature of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam


    (Perspectives II course) Jews, Christians and Muslims share a wide variety of texts. Each of these religions also have influential writings penned by their earliest disciples. This course looks at the Christian writings of Paul in the New Testament, the traditions associated with the Prophet Muhammad in the Hadith, and the traditions explored by the rabbis found in the Talmud. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 375 - Job’s Dilemma and Ours


    (Perspectives II course) An exploration of the problem of evil as posed by the biblical book of Job. Can innocent suffering be reconciled with the existence of a good God? Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 376 - Religion and Healing: Global Perspectives


    This course explores links between health, healing, and religion across the globe. We view how bodily and supernatural conceptions create particular healing systems and, as these systems collide today, we consider challenges and opportunities. In light of religion’s ongoing role in medical aid programs across countries and cultures, we explore problems and possibilities for the future. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 377G - PII Mysticism and Spirits: Altered States Across Cultures


    (Perspectives II Global course) An introduction to the comparative study of mysticism. Focus upon classic mystical traditions of the religious elite as well as mystical experiences of trance, possession, and mediumship associated with non-elite religious groups. An exploration of a variety of approaches that strive to accommodate and understand mystical orientations cross-culturally. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. International Studies course. Multicultural Studies course. Asian Studies course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. International Studies course. Multicultural Studies course. Asian Studies course. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 378 - PII Spiritual Autobiography


    (Perspective II course) Reading spiritual autobiographies, written by persons from a variety of traditions and perspectives, to explore the connections between faith and practice, inner transformation and outer commitments, mysticism and resistance, spirituality and social justice. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 379 - PII The Inner Search for God


    (Perspectives II course) With readings from such writers as Evelyn Underhill, Etty Hillesum, Thomas Merton, and Abraham Heschel as well as selections from medieval mystics, the course will explore how humans seek and experience God. Special attention to varieties of religious experience and spirituality, spiritual practices, and the relationship of spirituality and mysticism to compassion and work for justice. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 381 - PII Peace and Justice


    (Perspectives II course) Introduction to the study of justice and peace through an exploration of the lives of witnesses to justice and peace, identification of the principles embodied in their work and writings, and application of these principles to urgent social issues such as discrimination, poverty, environmental devastation, violence and war. Special attention to principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Cross listed with PAJ*201.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Cross listed with PAJ*201. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 382 - PII Living Well: Ethics in the World’s Religions


    (Perspectives II course) The nature and role of morality within religious traditions. Case studies provide for comparative analysis of religious teachings on various moral issues, especially environmental ethics and sexual ethics. Is there a global ethic? Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 383G - PII War and Peace in World Religions


    (Perspectives II Global course) An exploration of how world religions promote peace and non-violence yet have provided, throughout history, rationales for warfare. An examination of the ways culture, politics, and psychology mix with religious rhetoric to spark violent tendencies. Inclusion of religious peace advocates who resist violence in their midst. Course codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Multicultural Studies course. Peace and Justice minor course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Multicultural Studies course. Peace and Justice minor course. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 384 - PII Encountering Evil: Responses from World Religions


    (Perspectives II course) Evil and innocent suffering as a continuing problematic; exploration of the responses of world religions; consideration of theoretical and practical explanations of and responses to evil and innocent suffering in the modern world. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Women’s Studies Minor Course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Women’s Studies Minor Course. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 385 - PII Liberation Movements: Empowerment, Solidarity, and Praxis


    (Perspectives II course) Exploration of theological and ethical approaches which promote liberative social change. Dynamic of oppression-empowerment-praxis as understood by world religions and engaged by liberation thinker-activists, e.g., Feminist, Black, Native American, Disability, LGBTQ, and Latin American. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Women’s Studies Minor Course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Women’s Studies Minor course. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 386 - PII Malcolm and Martin: A Study of the American Civil Rights Movement


    (Perspectives II course) Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. have had a great impact on American civil and religious history. Initially the course will explore the impact of slavery on the religious, moral, social and economic conditions of African Americans. The course will then explore the life history, education and contribution of the two leaders, focusing on similarities and differences as well as their impact on American contemporary religious and civil rights history. Students will analyze issues surrounding religious and ethnic diversity in detail. Prereqs: PEQ in Religious Studies or History.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereqs: PEQ in Religious Studies or History. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 387 - PII Auschwitz and After: Religious Questions and Ethical Dilemmas


    (Perspectives II course) The continuing impact of the Holocaust upon issues of religion and spirituality e.g., good and evil, belief and behavior, and individual responsibility and social protest. Special emphasis on the experience of women as well as the role of rescue and resistance. Explored through survivor testimony, theological writing, fiction, and film. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Women’s Studies Minor course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Women’s Studies Minor course. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 388 - PII Christian Ethics: Stories of Virtue and Violence


    (Perspectives II Course) An introduction to ethics in the Christian tradition. Major theories of ethics and Christian conceptions of virtue and happiness are examined with emphasis on narrative material (short stories). Particular focus on questions of violence, pacifism and the Just War tradition. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 389 - PII The Holocaust and Italy: Fascism, Resistance & Rescue


    (Perspectives II course) Course analyzes the publication of memory and fiction of authors of the years 1900-1950 concentrating on the study of the problem of the Jews, the Roma people, and other ethnic groups persecuted during the years of Nazism in Europe. Course Codes: B. Prereq: PEQ in a related discipline. Crosslisted with ITL*389, HIS*389, LST*389

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. Prereq: PEQ in a related discipline. Crosslisted with ITL*389, HIS*389, LST*389 Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 390 - PII Ethics of the Professions


    (Perspectives II course) The significance and spirituality of work in human life and religious traditions. The identity, roles, relationships, and moral decision-making of the professional. Analysis of major moral issues relevant to educators, business persons, health care providers, social workers, attorneys, and others. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: RES.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 391 - PII Biomedical Ethics


    (Perspectives II course) Ethical analysis of biomedical issues in light of various religious traditions. Topics: patients’ rights, suicide, euthanasia, abortion, organ transplantation, research, genetics, assisted reproduction, malpractice, justice in health care resource allocation. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 393 - PII Philosophy of Religion


    (Perspectives II Course) Philosophical investigation of issues surrounding religious beliefs, ideas and practices. Topics may include the relation between faith and reason, the question of existence of God, questions about immortality, the reality of evil and the reality of miracles. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies and Philosophy. Cross-listed with PHL 224.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies and Philosophy. Cross-listed with PHL*224. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 394 - PII Sociology of Religion


    (Perspectives II course) The effects of society on religion and of religion on society, including forms of religious organization, the influence of social class on religion, priests vs. prophets, secularization and the return of fundamentalism. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Relgious Studies or Social Science. Cross-listed with SOC*343.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Relgious Studies or Social Science. Cross-listed with SOC*343. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 395 - PII Religion and Science


    (Perspectives II course) Are religion and science friends, enemies, or strangers? The historical development of, and relationships among the sciences and religions of the West. Topics: epistemology in sciences and religions; scientific analysis of religion and religious perspectives on science; religious and scientific views of issues such as cosmology, origins and evolution of life, consciousness, and technology assessment. Course Codes: BR. Prereqs: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereqs: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 396 - Religion and Politics


    The complex relationship between religion and politics in the United States and elsewhere: rights of religious minorities; litigation over free exercise and nonestablishment; influence of religious organizations on American government; partisanship among religious voters; religion’s influence on political worldview and perception of political issues; religious issues in international relations. Course Codes: BR. Prereqs: RES.Q*101

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereqs: RES.Q*101 Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 399 - Junior-Senior Seminar in Religious Studies


    An advanced exploration of religion and religious studies. Analysis of definitions, methods, theories, and key figures in the history of religious studies. The interesting challenges of studying religion in an academic manner. Course Codes: ACR

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACR Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 401 - Special Topics in Religious Studies


    A seminar which explores, in depth, topics of interest in Religious Studies. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Special/Selected Topic.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Religious Studies. Special/Selected Topic. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 483 - Religious Studies Internship I


    Practical guided learning experience at an organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 484 - Religious Studies Internship II


    This course is reserved for students who are enrolled in the Hickey Center’s Interdisciplinary Undergrad Interfaith Studies Minor. Practical guided learning experience endeavor either at the Hickey Center or at another interfaith organization in Rochester or elsewhere in the world with the recommendation of the program Director. The student is required to be spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests in the interfaith area. In addition to the on-site experience in interfaith, students complete reflective assignments and projects to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester.  All College policies related to internships apply. Chair Approval Required. Course codes: F. Prereqs: PEQ in Religious Studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Chair Approval Required. Course codes: F. Prereqs: PEQ in Religious Studies. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 485 - Independent Study


    Open to qualified juniors and seniors. Readings and tutorials arranged by the individual student with a faculty member. Course Codes: BGR

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BGR Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 486 - Independent Study


    Open to qualified juniors and seniors. Readings and tutorials arranged by the individual student with a faculty member. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • RES 499 - Religious Studies Comprehensive


    Comprehensive exam. Course Codes: AH. Only S/U grading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AH. Only S/U grading. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • RES.Q 101 - Exploring Religion


    (PEQ Religious Studies) Explore the meaning and purpose of life through the distinctive religious experiences, practices, and beliefs of major world religions. Investigate the multiple perspectives and critical questions that shape the relationship between the phenomenon of religion and culture, e.g., the sacred, myths, rituals, ethics, and social structures. Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3

Science (SCI.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • SCI 090 - Laboratory Safety Workshop I


    The focus of this course is to train students in acceptable laboratory practices. Topics covered include: emergency response procedures, general laboratory safety guidelines, identification and use of safety equipment, chemical storage and waste disposal, legal aspects including government standards (OSHA, ANSI, EPA), handling glassware, equipment and reagents, record keeping, library and on-line resources. Course codes: AC. This course is taken in the fall of the freshman year or the first fall attended. Required course for all Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Toxicology, and Chemistry and Biology Education majors. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AC. This course is taken in the fall of the freshman year or the first fall attended. Required course for all Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Toxicology, and Chemistry and Biology Education majors. 
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • SCI 091 - Laboratory Safety Workshop II


    The focus of this course is to train students in acceptable laboratory practices. Topics covered include: emergency response procedures, general laboratory safety guidelines, identification and use of safety equipment, chemical storage and waste disposal, legal aspects including government standards (OSHA, ANSI, EPA), handling glassware, equipment and reagents, record keeping, library and on-line resources. Course codes: AC. Pre-req: SCI*090 or CHM*090 Online course to be taken Junior year.  Required course for all Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, and Toxicology majors; Chemistry and Biology Education majors; Chemistry and Biology Minors; as well as departmental student workers.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AC. Pre-req: SCI*090 or CHM*090 Online course to be taken Junior year.  Required course for all Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, and Toxicology majors; Chemistry and Biology Education majors; Chemistry and Biology Minors; as well as departmental student workers.
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • SCI 115 - Cosmology


    A study of the earth and the universe beyond. Topics include: evolution of the universe, the universe today, stars, the solar system and man’s attempt to understand the universe. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SCI 116L - Cosmology Laboratory


    Evening observations both with and without the aid of a telescope will be used to explore the skies and learn the basic principles of astronomy. Course Codes: R. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
  
  • SCI 120 - Introduction to Scientific Communication


    This writing-intensive course is the first of a three-course sequence for science majors. Students will learn how to research a scientific topic, extract information from the literature and prepare a scientific review paper. Scientific ethics and professional behavior will be explored through the use of case studies. Course Codes: ABR. Changed from 1 credit to 2 credits, effective Fall 2017.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Changed from 1 credit to 2 credits, effective Fall 2017. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • SCI 201 - PII Interrelationships in Science


    (Perspectives II course) This course will explore the basic ideas in science that transcend the traditional disciplines of Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy. Topics such as energy, matter, motion and reactions will be investigated. An integral part of this course will be the application of these concepts through inquiry-based, hands-on laboratory experiments. Diversity among the disciplines as well as the ways that different cultures have answered fundamental questions about themselves and their world will be discussed. Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Science.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereq: PEQ in Science. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SCI 235 - PII Environmental Geology


    (Perspectives II Course) A one-semester introductory course covering the geological processes that shape the natural world. Topics include: evolution of the earth, rock cycle, water cycle, evolution of atmosphere and forces that shape the earth. Course Codes: BR.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SCI 250 - Introduction to Science Research


    This laboratory course will involve students participating in an on-going research project with a faculty mentor. Students will learn laboratory techniques, developing new protocols for experiments, analyzing results, and how to keep a research notebook. Course codes: ABR. Additional course fee required. Changed from 1 credit to 2 credits Fall 2017.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: ABR. Additional course fee required. Changed from 1 credit to 2 credits Fall 2017. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • SCI 420 - Advanced Scientific Communication


    This writing-intensive course will focus on writing a comprehensive review paper on a focused topic within the student’s program, standard operating procedure, scientific resume, and cover letter. Students will also learn how to give a scientific talk (oral presentation) for a professional audience. Course Codes: ABR. Prerequisite: SCI*120 with a grade of C- or higher. Changed from 1 credit to 2 credits Fall 2017.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prerequisite: SCI*120 with a grade of C- or higher. Changed from 1 credit to 2 credits Fall 2017. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • SCI 450 - Advanced Scientific Research


    This laboratory course will involve students participating in an on-going research project with a faculty mentor. Students will be involved in advanced research projects with the goal of producing publishable quality results and being capable of presenting at local, regional or national meeting. Course Codes: BCHR. Prereq: SCI*250 AND permission of instructor. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BCHR. Prereq: SCI*250 AND permission of instructor. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 2
  
  • SCI.Q 101 - Integrated Science Inquiry


    (PEQ Science) An integrative study of the fundamental principles and ideas of physics, chemistry, biology and earth science based on the New York State learning standards. These concepts are taught using a problem-based framework, focusing on important societal issues and exploring enduring questions surrounding creativity in science and the construction of scientific knowledge. Course codes: NR. Co-req: SCI.Q 101L. This P(EQ) course counts as a G course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: NR. Co-req: SCI.Q 101L. This P(EQ) course counts as a G course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 4
  
  • SCI.Q 101L - Integrated Science Inquiry Lab


    (PEQ Science) An integrative study of the fundamental principles and ideas of physics, chemistry, biology and earth science based on the New York State learning standards. These concepts are taught using a problem-based framework focusing on important societal issues and exploring enduring questions surrounding creativity in science and the construction of scientific knowledge. Course Codes: NR. Coreq: SCI.Q 101.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: NR. Coreq: SCI.Q 101. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • SCI.Q 103L - Investigations in Physical Science


    (PEQ Science) An entry-level laboratory-only course designed for students who are transferring into a science course from another institution or who only need a science laboratory to complete PI or PEQ requirements. This course focuses on the laboratory investigations in the basic physical sciences of chemistry, physics, earth science and astronomy. These concepts are taught using a problem-based framework. Course Codes: BR

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
  
  • SCI.Q 105 - Earth Science


    (PEQ Science) How did the earth become what it is today? What processes are still going on that shape the earth’s outer layer and inner workings? This course will examine each of these questions by looking at what materials make up the earth’s dynamic systems of lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere and how they interact with one another. Course Codes: BR. Coreq: SCI.Q 106L. This PEQ course counts as a Global course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Coreq: SCI.Q 106L. This PEQ course counts as a Global course. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SCI.Q 106L - Earth Science Lab


    (PEQ Science) How can we tell different rocks from one another? What can maps tell us about the processes that shaped the earth’s surface? Can we tell the sequence of events in earth’s history that led to the sequence of rocks in Rochester today? This lab will expose students to the techniques used by earth scientists to answer or interpret these questions. Course Codes: BR. Coreq: SCI.Q 105. Additional lab fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Coreq: SCI.Q 105. Additional lab fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • SCI.Q 111 - Understanding the Environment


    (PEQ Science) How do we gain knowledge of any environmental system? How has human existence influenced/impacted the environment and how can we predict (and model) future environmental impacts? This course will explore these questions and use the knowledge gained to understand environmental issues. Course Codes: BR.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Summer. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SCI.Q 112L - Understanding the Environment Lab


    (PEQ Science) This laboratory course will use the scientific method and common environmental analysis techniques to gain knowledge of various natural systems. Students will also collect data to study the impact of the human existence on the environment and potential future impacts. Course Codes: BR. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
 

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