Jan 25, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College and Conservatory Courses (2018-19 and planned future offerings)


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    HIST 495 - Dostoevsky’s Russia


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4SS, CD, WADV

    This course explores Russian history through the lens of Fedor Dostoevsky’s life and work. In this lifetime (1821-1881), the writer witnessed great political reform and revolutionary agitation, terrorism and political assassination, occultism and scientific positivism, mass migration and urban growth. And these events informed Dostoevsky’s novels, short stories, and his life more broadly. In this course, we shall read Dostoevsky selectively and examine recent historical work on 19th-century Russia. We shall focus specifically on intelligentsia debates, revolutionary circles, mass incarceration, political exile, mental illness, urban environments, and the sex trade. In short, this course explores the history of Dostoevsky’s Russia.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: C. Stolarski

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    HIST 500 - History Senior Projects


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4SS, CD

    For History majors in final year of study only. Guided work in seminar intended to support primary research and writing on a topic of student’s choosing to complete a 20-30 page paper. Students consult with relevant faculty during term, but project is supervised in seminar. Can be taken only once.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: L. Smith

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: One 300-level course. Senior History Majors only.
  
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    HIST 501 - Senior Honors


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4SS, CD, HONR

    The goal of the seminar is to provide a forum for discussing progress and problems in carrying out honors projects, and to establish a sense of shared enterprise among honors students. Discussions will include methodology, research methods, and progress reports on individual projects. Consent by department invitation.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: E. Wurtzel

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    HIST 502 - Senior Honors


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4SS, HONR, WADV

    The goal of the seminar is to provide a forum for discussing progress and problems in carrying out honors projects, and to establish a sense of shared enterprise among honors students. Discussions will include methodology, research methods, and progress reports on individual projects. Prerequisite & Notes: Consent by department invitation. Prerequisite is HIST 501.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: E. Wurtzel

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    HIST 995F - Private Reading - Full


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4SS

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via Banner Self Service. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar’s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: Z. Abul-Magd, M. Bahar, T. Boster, C. Koppes, S. Lee, P. Mitchell, E. O’Dwyer, R. Romano, A. Sammartino, L. Smith, C. Stolarski, D. Terrazas Williams, E. Wurtzel, D. Kelley, Staff

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Registrar’s Office
  
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    HIST 995H - Private Reading - Half


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2SS

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via Banner Self Service. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar’s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: Z. Abul-Magd, M. Bahar, T. Boster, C. Koppes, S. Lee, P. Mitchell, E. O’Dwyer, R. Romano, A. Sammartino, L. Smith, C. Stolarski, D. Terrazas Williams, E. Wurtzel, D. Kelley, Staff

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Registrar’s Office
  
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    HPRF 111 - Historical Performance in Context: Music of France


    Next Offered: Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2023, etc…

    Semester Offered: Second Semester, First Module (Alternate Years)
    Credits: 1 Credit
    Attribute: CNDP, DDHU

    First of a projected set of four courses designed to introduce students to a wide range of styles. Each course focuses on the music of a different country and will include an overview of the significant repertoire as well as the historical context (art, politics, and society).

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: D. Breitman

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of instructor is required.
  
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    HPRF 114 - Historical Performance in Context: Music of Germany


    Next Offered: Fall 2018, Fall 2020, Fall 2022, etc…

    Semester Offered: First Semester, First Module (Alternate Years)
    Credits: 1 Credit
    Attribute: CNDP, DDHU

    One of a set of four courses designed to introduce students to a wide range of styles. Each course focuses on the music of a different country and will include an overview of the significant repertoire as well as the historical context (art, politics, and society). The course will be team-taught by members of the HP program and guests.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: D. Breitman

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Permission of the instructor required.

     

  
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    HPRF 302 - Introduction to Historical Performance


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP, DDHU

    What does a score tell us? What does it not tell us? And what is expected of the performer? A study of changing performance styles in music from the 19th century to the Middle Ages. Topics include the evolution of instruments, ensembles, and orchestras; and conventions of rhythm, tempo, articulation, phrasing, and ornamentation. Students will compare editions and prepare an edition themselves.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: D. Breitman

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: MHST 101, and one 200-level Music History course, or consent of the instructor.

     

     
    Cross List Information: This course is cross-listed with MHST 302. Also see HPRF 502.

  
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    HPRF 303 - Seminar in Performance Practice


    Next Offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021, etc…

    Semester Offered: Second Semester (Alternate Years)
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP, DDHU

    For students specializing in Historical Performance. Close reading of historical treatises, and the application of precepts found in the treatises to actual performance, workshop-style, in class.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: D. Breitman

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: HPRF 302 (or MHST 302).
    Cross List Information: Cross Listed with HPRF 503.
  
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    HPRF 502 - Introduction to Historical Performance


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP, DDHU

    What does a score tell us? What does it not tell us? And what is expected of the performer? A study of changing performance styles in music from the 19th century to the Middle Ages. Topics include the evolution of instruments, ensembles, and orchestra; and conventions of rhythm, tempo, articulation, phrasing, and ornamentation. Students will compare editions and prepare an edition themselves.


    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: D. Breitman

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: MHST 101, and one 200-level Music History course, or consent of the instructor.
    Cross List Information: This course is cross referenced with HPRF 302 but with additional assignments for graduate students.
  
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    HPRF 521A - Graduate Studies in Historical Performance


    Next Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

    Semester Offered: First and Second Semester, First Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    This course constitutes an extension to ‘Historical Performance in Context’ (HPRF 111, 112, 113, 114), which is to be taken concurrently. Students will undertake one or two independent research projects relating to the performance practice of national repertoires, to be designed in collaboration with their applied teacher. Two (2) hours of HPRF 521 will be required of each Historical Performance graduate student.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: D. Breitman

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: For graduate students in the Historical Performance program.
  
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    HPRF 521B - Graduate Studies in Historical Performance


    Next Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

    Semester Offered: First and Second Semester, Second Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    This course constitutes an extension to ‘Historical Performance in Context’ (HPRF 111, 112, 113, 114), which is to be taken concurrently. Students will undertake one or two independent research projects relating to the performance practice of national repertoires, to be designed in collaboration with their applied teacher. Two (2) hours of HPRF 521 will be required of each Historical Performance graduate student.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: D. Breitman

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: For graduate students in the Historical Performance program.

     

  
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    ITAL 101 - Beginning Italian I


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Acquisition of the fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation with an emphasis on elements of grammar. The course is designed for students with no previous experience or study of Italian. Prerequisites and notes: 11 spaces are reserved for Consersatory students.

    Enrollment Limit: 22
    Instructor: I. Di Siena

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    ITAL 102 - Beginning Italian II


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Continuation of ITAL 101 completing coverage of grammar with an emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and general oral skills. Prerequisites and notes: 11 spaces are reserved for Voice majors. Prerequisite: ITAL 101 or consent of instructor or appropriate score on placement test.

    Enrollment Limit: 22
    Instructor: I. Di Siena

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    ITAL 203 - Italiano intermedio accellerato


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    This is a one-semester intensive course equivalent to 2 semesters of intermediate Italian. Review of grammar and vocabulary, development of reading skills, oral skills and writing within a rich cultural context. In addition to 3 classes per week, students have to attend one mandatory conversation class for one hour, time TBA.

    Enrollment Limit: 18
    Instructor: I. Di Siena

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    ITAL 305 - The Global Phenomenon of Elena Ferrante


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD, WINT

    In this course we will study how Elena Ferrante developed into a global figure by writing about the ?local? culture of Naples, Italy. Drawing upon feminist theory, psychoanalysis, art history, classical mythology, and anthropology, we will read Ferrante?s major works alongside such key influences as Walter Benjamin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sigmund Freud, Simone de Beauvoir, Luce Irigaray, and Christa Wolf. Related LxC option available: CMPL 405.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: S. Milkova

  
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    ITAL 405 - Elena Ferrante LxC


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, CD

    Elena Ferrante LxC

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    ITAL 995F - Private Reading - Full


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via PRESTO. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar’s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: I. Di Siena

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Registrar’s Office
  
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    ITAL 995H - Private Reading - Half


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via Banner Self Service. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar’s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: I. Di Siena

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Registrar’s Office
  
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    JAPN 002 - Japanese Language Across the Curriculum LxC


    Semester Offered: Second Semester, Second Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, CD

    This course allows students with intermediate to advanced Japanese proficiency to add a Japanese language component to an EAS disciplinary course taught in English. Students will read, report, discuss and write in Japanese about what they’re learning in the EAS course. Students will learn how to find, use, and cited Japanese language materials while completing a final project, tailored to their skill level in the language. This course must be taken concurrently with an EAS class designated LxC that semester. 

    Instructor: S. Kondo

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes:  Prerequisite: JAPN 201
  
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    JAPN 101 - Elementary Japanese I


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    First-year Japanese. An introduction to basic grammar, sentence patterns and vocabulary of the modern language. Attention to the written component of modern Japanese will include the hiragana and katakana syllabaries, as well as kanji. This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Japanese. No auditors. See instructor for correct placement. Letter grades only. The P/NP option is not available.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: M. Suzuki

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    JAPN 102 - Elementary Japanese II


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    First-year Japanese. Continuation of JAPN 101. An introduction to basic grammar, sentence patterns, and vocabulary of the modern language. Attention to the written component of modern Japanese will include the hiragana and katakana syllabaries, as well as kanji. No auditors. See instructor for correct placement.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: N., Heneghan, R. Yamanaka

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or consent of instructor.
  
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    JAPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese I


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Second-year Japanese. Primary emphasis on the development of oral skills and secondary emphasis on reading skills. Students will continue to learn basic grammatical patterns, expand vocabulary and improve communicative skills in modern Japanese through oral-aural drills and exercises.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: A. Sherif

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN l02 or consent of instructor.
  
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    JAPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese II


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Second-year Japanese. Continuation of JAPN 201. Emphasis on the development of oral and reading skills. Students will continue to learn basic grammatical patterns, expand vocabulary, and improve communicative skills in modern Japanese through oral-aural drills and exercises.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: S. Kondo, R. Yamanaka

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or consent of instructor.
  
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    JAPN 252 - Japanese Popular Culture in Japanese


    Semester Offered: Second Semester, Second Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, CD

    This course is designed for students with intermediate to advanced proficiency in Japanese to improve reading, writing, speaking, and presentation skills in Japanese as they enrich their knowledge of Japanese popular culture from the Edo period to the present. Students study the cultural heritage of representative works of Japanese popular culture such as Manga, Ukiyo-e prints, music, and Anime, and learn the historical background of these media. Students will be assigned level-appropriate activities relating to a shared set of materials.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: M. Suzuki

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or equivalent
  
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    JAPN 301 - Japanese Reading and Conversation I


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Third-year Japanese. This course seeks to reinforce the vocabulary and grammatical patterns learned in the first two years and to improve speaking and reading skills through task-oriented conversational practices, reading practices and group discussion. Conducted in Japanese. Fourth hour of lab required. Time TBA.

    Instructor: S. Kondo

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 202 or consent of instructor.
  
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    JAPN 302 - Japanese Reading and Conversation II


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Third-year Japanese. Continution of JAPN 301. This course seeks to reinforce the vocabulary and grammatical patterns learned in the first two years and to improve speaking and reading skills through task-oriented conversational practices, reading practices, and group discussion. Conducted in Japanese.

    Instructor: M. Suzuki

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 301 or consent of instructor.
  
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    JAPN 401 - Advanced Japanese I


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Fourth-year Japanese. This media course focuses on contemporary affairs, utilizing material from various media: newspapers, magazines, Internet sources, etc. It is intended primarily for students who have studied in Japan and seeks to further improve speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of authentic reading materials, group discussion, and writing exercises. Conducted in Japanese.

    Instructor: Staff

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 302 or consent of instructor.
  
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    JAPN 402 - Advanced Japanese II


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Fourth-year Japanese. This course is intended primarily for students who have completed a period of study in Japan. It seeks to further improve speaking, reading, and writing skills throught the use of authentic reading materials, group discussions, and writing exercises. Materials are taken from modern literary works. Conducted in Japanese.

    Instructor: S. Kondo

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 401 or consent of instructor.
  
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    JAPN 453 - Japanese Language Proficiency Test Preparation


    Semester Offered: First Semester, First Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, CD

    This course prepares students for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) in the areas of reading, listening, grammar, and vocabulary (including kanji). Depending on the proficiency level, students may choose to study exam levels from N1 through N3. Conducted in Japanese.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: S. Kondo

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN400-level or equivalent. Students enrolled in JAPN401 may be consented to take this course concurrently with, but not in place of, JAPN401.
  
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    JAPN 454 - Japanese Language Pedagogy


    Semester Offered: Second Semester, First Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, CD

    This course introduces students to approaches to teaching Japanese as a foreign language and various methods in language pedagogy and applied linguistics. Topics include language structure, writing systems, learning environments, teaching materials, curricular design, etc. For students interested in teaching, and in peer and small group language tutoring. Conducted in Japanese.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: M. Suzuki

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 400 level or equivalent. Students enrolled in JAPN 402 may be consented to take this course concurrently, but not in place of JAPN 402. Consent only.
  
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    JAPN 456 - Advanced Reading and Writing in Japanese


    Semester Offered: Second Semester, Second Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, CD

    This course uses authentic materials about Japanese language in society such as dialects, gendered language, and politness. Advanced skills in reading and writing are emphasized. Conducted in Japanese.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: M. Suzuki

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: JAPN 400-level or equivalent. Students enrolled in JAPN 402 may take this course concurrently with, but not in place of JAPN 402.
  
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    JAPN 457 - Japanese for Professional Purposes


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, CD

    This course seeks to improve oral and written communication skills in Japanese for academic and professional settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing presentation and report writing skills on a variety of topics related to contemporary Japanese society and topics of special interests. Usage of honorific language (keigo) and culturally appropriate expressions are introduced to gain practical knowledge and behaviors necessary to function in the workplace and academic situations. Conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 400-level or equivalent. Students enrolled in JAPN 401 may take this course concurrently with, but not in place of JAPN 401.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: S. Kondo

  
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    JAPN 500 - Capstone Project


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Credits: 0 credits
    Attribute: 0HU

    Normally completed in the senior year, the capstone project may be done in one of three ways: 1) as a research project in an upper-level seminar taught by an EAS faculty member, 2) as a project in a 400-level Chinese or Japanese language course, or 3) as a Winter Term project overseen by an EAS faculty member. Students must consult with their mentor before the start of the term.

    Instructor: S. Kondo, A. Sherif, Staff, M. Suzuki

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: P/NP Grading only.
  
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    JAPN 995F - Private Reading - Full


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via PRESTO. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar?s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: S. Kondo, A. Sherif, Staff, M. Suzuki

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Office of the Registrar
  
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    JAPN 995H - Private Reading - Half


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via Banner Self Service. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar?s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: S. Kondo, A. Sherif, Staff, M. Suzuki

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Office of the Registrar
  
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    JAZZ 100 - Jazz Aural Skills


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    A one-semester course in aural perception devoted to the study of rhythm, scales, melody, harmony, and forms idiomatic to jazz, through sight singing, dictation, and programmed instruction.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: J. Ashby

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: May be taken concurrently with MUTH 101 (Aural Skills I).
  
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    JAZZ 110 - Jazz Keyboard


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    Designed for musicians whose major instrument is other than piano. Content includes chord symbol interpretation, cycles, sequences, turnarounds, and elementary improvisational concepts.

    Enrollment Limit: 8
    Instructor: D. Wall

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Piano proficiency, which may be satisfied either by successful completion of two semesters of APST 110-111 (Piano Class) or by audition for waiver.
  
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    JAZZ 120 - Jazz Theory


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    Designed to acquaint students with rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural aspects of improvised music, including chord/scale relationships, common chord progressions, chord voicing and harmonization, chord substitution and reharmonizations, melodic transformation, and modal mixture and chromaticism. Emphasis will be placed on the development of analytical and writing skills within the context of such forms as the blues and song forms.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: R. Ferrazza

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    JAZZ 121 - Jazz Theory


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    Designed to acquaint students with rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and structural aspects of improvised music, including chord/scale relationships, common chord progressions, chord voicing and harmonization, chord substitution and reharmonizations, melodic transformation, and modal mixture and chromaticism. Emphasis will be placed on the development of analytical and writing skills within the context of such forms as the blues and song forms.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: R. Ferrazza

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    JAZZ 130 - Basic Arranging/Composition Techniques


    Next Offered: Fall Semester

    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    Designed to develop writing and arranging skills for various instrumental/vocal combinations. The course will include jazz chord symbology and terminology, basic voicings and scoring methods for brass, reeds, and rhythm instruments.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: J. Ashby

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: MUTH 132. JAZZ 130 is prerequisite to JAZZ 131.  Not intended for Jazz Composition majors.
  
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    JAZZ 131 - Basic Arranging/Composition Techniques


    Next Offered: Spring Semester

    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    Designed to develop writing and arranging skills for various instrumental/vocal combinations. The course will include jazz chord symbology and terminology, basic voicings and scoring methods for brass, reeds, and rhythm instruments.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: J. Ashby

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: MUTH 132.  Not intended for Jazz Composition majors.  JAZZ 130 is prerequisite to JAZZ 131. 
  
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    JAZZ 201 - Jazz Improvisation I


    Next Offered: Fall Semester

    Semester Offered: First Semester
    FC
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    A course in the technique and performance practice of jazz improvisation, covering the period 1935-60. The course includes historical investigation, transcriptions, aural analysis, rhythmic, harmonic and melodic technical studies, and repertoire development. Additional outside listening is required.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: P. Dominguez

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes:

    Proficiency on a musical instrument; knowledge of scales, key signatures, intervals, and chords.  Admission by audition.  Required ensemble affiliation.
    Cross List Information: JAZZ 150

  
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    JAZZ 202 - Jazz Improvisation II


    Next Offered: Spring 2015

    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    FC
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    A course in the technique and performance practice of jazz improvisation, covering the period 1935-60. The course includes historical investigation, transcriptions, aural analysis, rhythmic, harmonic and melodic technical studies, and repertoire development. Additional outside listening is required.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: J. Ashby

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes:

    Proficiency on a musical instrument; knowledge of scales, key signatures, intervals, and chords.  Admission by audition.  Required ensemble affiliation.
    Cross List Information: JAZZ 151

  
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    JAZZ 204 - Stage, Story, and Song


    Next Offered: Spring Semester

    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    HC
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    The goal of this course is to raise awareness and understanding of the importance and internal aspects of honest storytelling in vocal performance. The course will teach students how to effectively understand and interpret lyrics, as well as incorporate personalized stage presence techniques into their performance.  In addition to dealing with the outward physical concerns of performance presentation, the course will also address issues such as vocal health, conquering stage fright, working and communicating with fellow musicians, proper microphone technique, and the breaking of bad habits.

    Enrollment Limit: 12
    Instructor: L. Hall

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: May count toward jazz small ensemble credit for jazz voice majors.
  
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    JAZZ 290 - Introduction to African American Music I


    Next Offered: Fall Semester

    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP, CD

    The first semester of a one-year survey of musical styles and forms cultivated by African Americans. First semester includes West African music and West African continuity in the American, early African American instrumental-vocal forms, and the social implications of African American music. Second semester includes later instrumental and vocal music (jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, soul, etc.) and important composers and performers of works in extended forms.

    Enrollment Limit: 50
    Instructor: F. Hadley

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes:


     
    Cross List Information: Cross-listed with AAST 171 and MHST 290.
  
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    JAZZ 291 - Introduction to African American Music II


    Next Offered: Spring Semester

    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP, CD

    The second semester of a one-year survey of musical styles and forms cultivated by African Americans. First semester includes West African music and West African continuity in the American, early African American instrumental-vocal forms, and the social implications of African American music. Second semester includes later instrumental and vocal music (jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, soul, etc.) and important composers and performers of works in extended forms.

    Enrollment Limit: 50
    Instructor: F. Hadley

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Cross List Information: Cross-listed with AAST 172 and MHST 291.
  
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    JAZZ 301 - Advanced Jazz Improvisation III


    Next Offered: Fall 2014

    Semester Offered: First Semester
    FC
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    A continuation of concepts introduced in JAZZ 201, 202 (Jazz Improvisation I and II), and an introduction to more recent improvisational concepts such as absence of a pulse, panmeter, and polymeter.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: D. Wall

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: JAZZ 202 (Jazz Improvisation II).
    Cross List Information: JAZZ 250
  
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    JAZZ 302 - Advanced Jazz Improvisation IV


    Next Offered: Spring 2015

    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    FC
    Credits: 4 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    A continuation of concepts introduced in JAZZ 201, 202, 301 (Jazz Improvisation I, II, & III), and an introduction to more recent improvisational concepts such as absence of a pulse, panmeter, and polymeter.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: Con Staff

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: JAZZ 301 (Jazz Improvisation III).
    Cross List Information: JAZZ 251

  
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    JAZZ 700 - Jazz Ensemble-Large Group


    Next Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters

    Semester Offered: First and Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    The ensemble performs a variety of large ensemble literature ranging from the music of Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington to the master composers of the present.

    Enrollment Limit: By Placement
    Instructor: C. Anderson

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Admission by audition.
  
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    JAZZ 701 - Oberlin Jazz Lab


    Next Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters

    Semester Offered: First & Second Semester
    HC
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    Formative large jazz ensemble that offers opportunity to work on section playing skills and develop repertoire.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: J. Ashby

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Admission by audition.
  
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    JAZZ 803 - Jazz Ensemble-Small Group


    Next Offered: Fall & Spring

    Semester Offered: First and Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    Groups of 4-9 players. Emphasis will be placed on the performance of a variety of literature and may include writing transcriptions, arrangements and compositions. Attendance at the Jazz Forums and 2 one-hour rehearsals (one with the faculty instructor) a week are required.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: Con Staff

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Recommended to be taken concurrently with JAZZ 201, 202 (Jazz Improv).
  
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    JAZZ 805 - Circle Singing Ensemble


    Next Offered: Fall Semester

    Semester Offered: First Semester
    HC
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    This performance-based ensemble will utilize circle-singing methods similar to those developed by Bobby McFerrin in his group Voicestra. Students will learn:

    • The art of spontaneous song creation and composition
    • A deeper set of vocal improvisational skills
    • How to listen effectively in a group
    • How to get out of the “soloist” mindset to focus on becoming one voice in a section or choir

    The choir will also sing arrangements exploring the jazz diaspora, R&B, and world music, while allowing room for improvisation. The course will require and foster strong reading and rhythmic skills while further enforcing the concepts of group singing.

    Enrollment Limit: 12
    Instructor: L. Hall

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: May count toward jazz small ensemble credit for jazz voice majors.

  
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    JWST 103 - Shared Languages Program: Elementary Modern Hebrew I


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    This course, taught by Prof. Galit Golan at the Ohio State University, introduces students to the fundamentals of modern Hebrew. All students will meet via the video-conferencing platform, Zoom. Taught primarily in Hebrew. 

    Instructor: S. Shonkoff

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    JWST 104 - Shared Program Languages: Elementary Modern Hebrew II


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    This course, taught by Prof. Galit Golan at the Ohio State University, continues to develop the fundamentals of modern Hebrew. All students will meet via the video-conferencing platform, Zoom. Taught primarily in Hebrew.

    Instructor: S. Shonkoff

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Hebrew I or consent of the instructor.
  
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    JWST 150 - Introduction to Judaism


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    The field of Jewish Studies investigates a group that has been called Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews, and whose common bond has been characterized as a religion, race, nation, and culture. This course will present foundational narratives, ideas, and rituals in Judaism, along with pivotal events in Jewish history and identity formation. And yet students will also behold the immense diversity and variations of these elements across time and space. We will pay special attention to how traditional sources are reinterpreted over time, to shifting dynamics between Jewish thought and practice, and to relations between cultural memory and current events.

    Enrollment Limit: 35
    Instructor: S. Shonkoff

    Cross List Information: This course is cross-listed with RELG 250.
  
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    JWST 152 - Jewish Mysticism


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD, WINT

    Mystical experience may transcend the bounds of traditional authority, and yet, from a historical perspective, those quests for divinity take place overwhelmingly within prescribed traditions. Such tensions between immediacy and mediation, infinity and form, transcendence and relation will be central themes of this course. Thus, as we delve into key sources of Jewish mysticism, we will consider how they interact with, and launch from, traditional texts and practices. But, paradoxically perhaps, this is how we will begin to uncover their most transcendent dimensions. Topics to be explored will include the multiple genders of God, rationalism versus mysticism, and erotic symbolism.

    Enrollment Limit: 35
    Instructor: S. Shonkoff

    Cross List Information: Cross-listed with RELG 252.
  
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    JWST 193 - Contemporary Israeli Arts


    Semester Offered: Second Semester, First Module
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, CD

    This one-module course is designed to acquaint students with the vibrant and varied cultural and artistic scene in Israel, Israeli dancers, artists, and filmmakers, some of whom will be in residence at Oberlin, will discuss their work with students. The course will include several field trips, including one to a performance of the Vertigo Dance Company in Cleveland and to the Maltz Museum in Cleveland.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: E. Wurtzel

    Cross List Information: Crosslisted with DANC 193
  
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    JWST 203 - The Garden of Eden in Literature, Art, and Film


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD, WINT

    The Garden of Eden is a story that is etched into our religious and cultural landscape. Most of us could immediately recognize its main characters and symbols: The Tree of Life, the forbidden fruit, Adam, Eve, and the snake. This course will examine the biblical story in its ancient Israelite context and in some early Jewish and Christian retellings. We will then study the role of Eden in select works of literature, art, and film.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: C. Chapman

  
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    JWST 205 - Hebrew Bible in its Ancient Near Eastern Context


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    An introduction to the literature, religion, and history of ancient Israel as contained within the Hebrew Bible and to the methods of interpretation used by modern scholars to understand this ancient text. Biblical writings will be studied within the context of other ancient Near Eastern texts. Thematic emphases include the emergence of monotheism, the conceptualization of the divine/human relationship, the mediation of priest, prophet and king, and issues of canon.

    Enrollment Limit: 35
    Instructor: C. Chapman

    Prerequisites & Notes: Identical to RELG 205. No previous knowledge of the Hebrew Bible is assumed.
    Cross List Information: This course is cross-listed with RELG 205.
  
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    JWST 274 - History of the Holocaust


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4SS

    This course explores the historical contingencies that resulted in the murder of two out of three European Jews between 1933 and 1945. Geographically, it will focus on both Germany, where the Final Solution originated, and Eastern Europe, where most of its victims lived and died. We will look at the failure of German democracy, the rise and consolidation of the National Socialist state, and the centrality of antisemitism within Nazi ideology. We will also examine Jewish and non-Jewish experiences of persecution, resistance, and flight as well as survival and destruction within the camp systems.

    Enrollment Limit: 35
    Instructor: L. Herron

    Cross List Information: This course is cross-listed with HIST 274
    This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
    German Studies
  
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    JWST 281 - Jewish Communities of the Ottoman Empire, 1453-1914


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4SS, CD

    This course focuses on Jewish communities of the Near East and North Africa from the conquest of Constantinople to World War I. It examines the experiences of Jews as one of many minorities, with special attention to the permeability of social boundaries within a multiethnic, multi-religious, and multicultural empire. Emphasis will be placed on the history of Jewish-Muslim relations, specifically in contrast to the experiences of Jewish communities within Christendom.

    Enrollment Limit: 35
    Instructor: L. Herron

    Cross List Information: This course is cross-listed with HIST 230
  
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    JWST 333 - Comparative Diasporas


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD, WINT

    This course is a comparative approach to diaspora theory and literature. The majority of the course will be a comparative approach to diasporic Jewish, Black, and South Asian cultural production. Through engagements with feminist and queer theory, we will explore modes of comparison, affiliation, and coalition between nonequivalent histories of gendered racialization, violence, colonialism, and oppression. We will end with an in-depth exploration of queer diaspora theory, which approaches queer diasporic communities and cultural production in opposition to the political logic of the nation.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: S. Talve-Goodman

    Cross List Information: This course is cross-listed with COMPL 333
  
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    JWST 377 - Jewish Modernism and the Body


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD, WADV

    This course explores foundational works of Jewish modernism–written mainly in Yiddish, Hebrew, and English–through the critical lens of ‘the body’ within the larger web of 19th-20th century aesthetic movements known as global modernism. We will examine these texts within larger frameworks of Jewish history and culture, drawing from approaches to Jewish and global modernism through disability studies, trauma studies, and critical theories of race, gender, and sexuality. We will also trace issues of Jewishness and the body into the present, focusing on issues of power and identity in the US and Israel-Palestine.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: S. Talve-Goodman

    Cross List Information: Cross-listed with CMPL 377
  
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    JWST 500 - Honors


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, HONR

    Details about JWST Honors are in the front matter of this catalog and on the JWST website. Consent of the Program chair and instructor is required.

    Instructor: Staff

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: Students wishing to do Honors in Jewish Studies during their final year should consult their Major Advisor and/or JWST Program Chair, submitting a Proposal by the established deadline in the year prior to proposed Honors work.
  
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    JWST 995F - Private Reading - Full


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via PRESTO. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar’s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: L. Herron, Staff, S. Talve-Goodman

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Office of the Registrar
  
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    JWST 995H - Private Reading - Half


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via Banner Self Service. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar’s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: L. Herron, Staff

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Office of the Registrar
  
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    LANG 100 - English Diction


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    A study of English language sounds as they relate to singing and speaking with emphasis on the fundamentals of phonetics and sound production.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: D. Mahy

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: This course is a prerequisite for all other diction courses.  Preference is given to students for whom this course is a requirement.
  
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    LANG 101 - Italian Diction


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    The fundamentals of phonetics and sound production as applied to singing and speaking in Italian.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: T. Bandy

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: LANG 100 (English Diction), one semester of Elementary Italian or equivalent.
  
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    LANG 200 - German Diction


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    The fundamentals of phonetics and sound production as applied to singing and speaking in German.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: D. Mahy

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: LANG 100 (English Diction), one semester of German or equivalent.
  
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    LANG 201 - French Diction


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 Credits
    Attribute: CNDP

    The fundamentals of phonetics and sound production as applied to singing and speaking in French.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: M. Rosen

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
    Prerequisites & Notes: LANG 100 (English Diction), one semester of French or equivalent.
  
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    LATN 101 - Elementary Latin


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Veni, vidi, vici! Get ready to learn the basics of Latin grammar and syntax with a focus on translation. We will explore aspects of Roman civilization through the Latin language. It is a great class for students interested in the sciences (all those Latin roots!), law, logic, literature, and linguistics. By the end of the semester you will be able to translate selections from Cicero, Vergil, and Caesar.

    Enrollment Limit: 30
    Instructor: C. Trinacty

    Prerequisites & Notes: This course is intended for students with no previous training in Latin.
  
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    LATN 102 - Introduction to Latin Prose


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Continuation of LATN 101. Master the essentials of Latin grammar, and how to read a variety of Latin prose and poetry. At the end of the course you will be reading Vergil, Ovid and Cicero, in their unaltered original language. This course features a field trip to the Rare Books room, where we will explore the College’s collection of Medieval manuscripts.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: C. Trinacty

    Prerequisites & Notes: LATN 101 or equivalent.
  
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    LATN 201 - Intermediate Latin I: Ovid


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    This course explores the poetry of one of Rome’s premier authors, Ovid. We will read selections of Ovid’s erotic verse and stories from his Metamorphoses . Students will review advanced grammar concepts and put them to use in their translations of his elegiac and epic works. Come for the stories, stay for the double-entendres, urbane poetry, and exploration of this poet who, in the words of a contemporary, was “too witty for his own good” (and was exiled for it, gulp!).

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: B. Lee

    Prerequisites & Notes: LATN 102 or equivalent.
  
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    LATN 202 - Intermediate Latin II: Seneca


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    In this course we will read selections from three of Cicero’s most famous invective orations, the In Catalinam, the Pro Caelio, and the Philippics. The first two of these speeches ushered in Cicero’s exile in 58 B.C., and the third (a series of 14 speeches written in 44-43) stirred such bitter hatred on Marc Antony’s part that he had Cicero proscribed, murdered, and his head and hands fastened to the Rostra in the Roman forum. We will read secondary scholarship on Cicero’s work and on invective rhetoric, and also consider how these vituperative pieces of oratory defined Cicero’s political fortunes and ultimately ensured his doom.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: B. Lee

    Prerequisites & Notes: LATN 201 or equivalent.
  
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    LATN 302 - Horace


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD

    Epistles of Horace and develop an on-line commentary to the poems. Horace’s verse letters offer a profound investigation of the place of the writer in Augustan society and stress the philosophical contemplation necessary to live a meaningful life. Students will be actively involved in the creation of a valuable resource for subsequent readers of these poems.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: C. Trinacty

    Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: LATN 202 or the equivalent.
  
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    LATN 316 - Latin Epistles


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, CD, WADV

    In an age of texting, email, and instant messaging, it is enlightening to see how the Romans viewed letter-writing. Do you want to know how to live a fulfilled life? Read Seneca. The details of the eruption of Vesuvius? Pliny provides the answers. The complex reaction to the first Triumvirate? Cicero wrote it all down. This course investigates the major epistolographers of ancient Rome (from Cicero to Pliny) and one can get a peek into the nitty-gritty of Roman politics, Stoicism, and everyday life from these authors’ works.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: C. Trinacty

    Prerequisites & Notes: LATN 202 or equivalent.
  
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    LATN 401F - Honors - Full


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU, HONR

    Honors.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: B. Lee, K. Ormand, C. Trinacty, A. Wilburn

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LATN 401H - Honors - Half


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU, HONR

    Honors.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: B. Lee, K. Ormand, C. Trinacty, A. Wilburn

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LATN 995F - Private Reading - Full


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4HU

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via Banner Self Service. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar’s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: B. Lee, K. Ormand, C. Trinacty, A. Wilburn

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Registrar’s Office
  
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    LATN 995H - Private Reading - Half


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU

    Private readings are offered as either a half or full academic course and require the faculty member’s approval. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed to supervise the student. Unlike other courses, a student cannot register for a private reading via Banner Self Service. To register for a private reading, obtain a card from the Registrar’s Office, complete the required information, obtain the faculty member’s approval for the reading, and return the card to the Registrar’s Office.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: B. Lee, K. Ormand, C. Trinacty, A. Wilburn

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Submit Private Reading Card to the Registrar’s Office
  
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    LATS 100 - What is Latin America? Issues in Latin American Studies


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 1AR,1SS CD

    What is Latin America and why does Latin American Studies exist as an academic field of study? What does it mean to study Latin American from the outside, particularly from the United States? This multidisciplinary, team-taught course lays the groundwork for an intentional and self-reflective trajectory through Oberlin’s interdisciplinary LATS program. In addition to the history of Latin American Studies, it addresses questions that are central to any scholarly engagement with the region.

    Enrollment Limit: 35
    Instructor: P. O’Connor

  
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    LATS 400 - Latin American Studies Capstone


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Half Course
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2HU

    The capstone project allows students to integrate knowledge gained through the LATS major and to address analytic and theoretical issues in the field of Latin American Studies. Normally, capstone work–which includes a substantive individual project and public presentation–is added to an upper-level course taken for the major in the senior year. Honors in LATS fulfills the capstone requirement.

    Instructor: K. Mani

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LATS 401 - Honors Project


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4EX, HONR

    Students interested in pursuing Honors in this interdisciplinary major should consult the Chair of the Latin American Studies Committee in their sixth semester. Honors work normally consists of the preparation of a thesis under faculty supervision. Consent of instructor required.

    Instructor: K. Mani

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LATS 402 - Honors Project


    Semester Offered: Second Semester
    Full Course
    Credits: 4 credits
    Attribute: 4EX, HONR

    Consent of instructor required.

    Enrollment Limit: 25
    Instructor: K. Mani

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 050 - Introduction to Oberlin Life and Learning


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Credits: 1 credits
    Attribute: CC

    The ?Introduction to Oberlin Life & Learning? course intends to build upon advising during first-year orientation and capitalize on the student cohort advising experience. The course is designed to assist students as they: (1) acclimate to college learning, (2) use institutional resources for holistic support, (3) navigate college life, and (4) create an educational pathway that connects past and present curricular and co-curricular experiences to goals for their future. Information offered and discussed in an informal seminar setting during the course includes: ? Understanding academic advising as an educational activity. ? Training in technologies for holistic advising ? Planning a coherent curricular and co-curricular pathway from high school through college. ? Understanding norms for academic and interpersonal integrity in our community of learning. ? Training in study skills, time management, and wellness.

    Enrollment Limit: 0
    Instructor: D. Hamdan

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 105 - Introduction to Bonner Life


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2 CC

    This course serves as an orientation to Oberlin College, the Lorain County community, and the Bonner Scholars Program. It is designed to give students an opportunity to explore issues relevant to new students in a college environment while learning more about the Bonner common commitments and approaches to community engagement. The course is limited to Bonner Scholars. (Please note: students who previously took the Bonner Life 101 ExCo course should not take this course.)

    Enrollment Limit: 16
    Instructor: B. McVety, T. Pottinger

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 120 - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


    Semester Offered: Second Semester, Second Module
    Credits: 1 credits
    Attribute: 1 CC, EX

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction will provide participants with skills for responding to both external and internal sources of stress. Students will learn about physical and cognitive stress responses and engage in practices of mindfulness and acceptance allowing them to tolerate unavoidable stress while interrupting vicious cycles that can prolong and intensify one?s reactions to stressors. Recommended for students who wish to improve their own stress management, as well as those interested in the mental health professions. Students seeking consent must attend an informational meeting and should email MBSR@oberlin.edu for details. (Please note: students who previously took LRNS 120 should not take this course.)

    Enrollment Limit: 16
    Instructor: D. El-Amin

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 125 - Wellness Tools for Academic and Life Success


    Semester Offered: Second Semester, Second Module
    Credits: 1 credit
    Attribute: 1 CC

    Health and wellness are key elements to academic and life success. They are also areas that many college students find difficult to prioritize. Developing skills to maintain and enhance wellness can result in academic and interpersonal success, and improved overall satisfaction and well-being. In this course we will cover common health and wellness topics, how to balance wellness goals with academic demands and expectations, and resources that could be of help in achieving goals in the classroom and beyond.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: E. Gisemba

  
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    LEAD 150 - Approaches to Learning


    Semester Offered: First Semester, First and Second Module, Second Semester, First Module
    Credits: 1 credits
    Attribute: 1 CC, EX

    Students will have the opportunity to explore and apply a variety of academic strategies, including time management, taking lecture notes, preparing for exams, writing research papers, and assessing learning styles/preferences. Development and implementation of individualized strategies is emphasized. (Please note: students who previously took LRNS 101 should not take this course.)

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: A. Brandt

  
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    LEAD 151 - Approaches to Active Reading


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Module, Second Semester, Second Module
    Credits: 1 credits
    Attribute: 1 CC, EX

    Topics include: establishing a purpose for reading, previewing, and developing flexible modes for academic reading (e.g., rapid reading and critical reading). Students will have opportunities to practice reading strategies with articles about the learning process, as well as texts from their other classes. (Please note: students who previously took LRNS 102 should not take this course.)

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: A. Brandt

  
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    LEAD 165 - Thinking Quantitatively in the Natural Sciences


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Module
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2 CC

    Using real world, open ended inquiry exercises, students will learn to quantitatively interpret and analyze data, and effectively communicate mathematical ideas–essential for a variety of career paths. Activities will focus on project-based mathematical problem solving involving statistics, rates, ratios, proportions, etc. Students will explore writing, oral communication, creation and interpretation of graphs, data analysis using spreadsheets, and peer collaboration. This section targets students focused on the natural sciences and emperical social sciences.

    Enrollment Limit: 20
    Instructor: R. Marquette

  
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    LEAD 201 - Introduction to Peer Helping Skills 1


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2 CC

    IPHS 1 is the first of two courses designed to build skills for both formal peer helping roles (RA, peer mentor, etc…) and being a supportive friend and good listener in general. IPHS 1 focuses on foundational helping topics, including self-awareness, self-care, active listening, communication, identity, interpersonal dynamics, stress management, community-building, social justice, emotional wellness, sexuality, referral processes and campus resources. Required (with IPHS 2) for PSC Peer Listeners, recommended for other peer helping roles. All course-related email, including questions or waitlist requests (once the class is full) should be directed to IPHS@oberlin.edu, and not the instructor. (Please note: students who previously took LRNS 130 should not take this course.)

    Enrollment Limit: 16
    Instructor: M. Hayden

  
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    LEAD 202 - Introduction to Peer Helping Skills 2


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Semester
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2 CC

    IPHS 2 will further build peer helping skills which can be used both in formal helping roles and informally. Topics include basic introductions to positive psychology, body image, eating issues, forms of interpersonal violence, grief, loss, disability, spirituality, existential concerns, group dynamics, activism, motivation, change processes and peer role in crisis response, with further attention to doing helping work in a sustainable way. Required for PSC Peer Listeners, strongly recommended for other peer helping positions. All course-related email, including consent requests, questions or waitlist requests (once the class is full) should be directed to IPHS@oberlin.edu and not the instructor. (Please note: students who previously took LRNS 131 should not take this course.)

    Enrollment Limit: 16
    Instructor: M. Hayden

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 210 - Introduction to the Foundations of Academic Advising


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: 2 CC

    The course is designed for students who participate in the Peer Advising Leaders program. It examines the foundations of academic advising as essential components of student success and retention in higher education. Topics include developmental advising; training on academic advising; advising skills, including diverse populations. This course is designed to link theories of advising to the practice of advising through group reflection. Peer Advising Leaders will support first-year students in developing confidence and clarity about the expanse of possibilities they may pursue at Oberlin.

    Enrollment Limit: 75
    Instructor: D. Hamdan

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 211 - Introduction to the Foundations of Academic Advising II


    Semester Offered: First Semester
    Credits: 2 credits
    Attribute: CC

    The course is designed for students who participate in the Peer Advising Leaders program. It builds upon LEAD 210. Participants in this course will assist and mentor students in LEAD 210 on topics that include developmental advising; training on academic advising; advising skills, including diverse populations. This course is designed to link theories of advising to the practice of advising through group reflection. Peer Advising Leaders will support first-year students in developing confidence and clarity about the expanse of possibilities they may pursue at Oberlin. Prerequisite: LEAD 210.

    Enrollment Limit: 75
    Instructor: D. Hamdan

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 220 - Leadership Change: Introduction to Leadership Development


    Semester Offered: Second Semester, First Module
    Credits: 1 credit
    Attribute: 1 CC

    “Introduction to Leadership Development” is a self-reflective and hands-on course that is designed to give students the tools to assess their current leadership skills, and intentionally improve those skills. Utilizing Kouzes and Posner’s “Leadership Challenge” model, students will connect with successful leaders in the community, develop habits necessary to leadership, and create plans to improve their own efficacy. Students will leave this course with an action plan of how to transform their current leadership tendencies into a holistic and intentional practice.

    Enrollment Limit: 15
    Instructor: T. Julian, J. Koller

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 900 - Individual Study


    Semester Offered: First Semester, First Module, Second Semester, First Module
    Credits: 1 credits
    Attribute: 1 CC, EX

    Individual Study is an opportunity for a student to work with an instructor on a one-to-one basis to address specific topics in greater depth than would be possible in one of the courses in the LEAD program. This option is available on a limited basis, with consent of the appropriate instructor.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: A. Bautista, A. Brandt, M. Burgdorf, M. Hayden, K. Jackson Davidson, B. Escobedo, E. Gisemba, C. Jenkins

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
  
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    LEAD 900B - Individual Study


    Semester Offered: First Semester, Second Module, Second Semester, Second Module
    Credits: 1 credits
    Attribute: 1 CC, EX

    Individual Study is an opportunity for a student to work with an instructor on a one-to-one basis to address specific topics in greater depth than would be possible in one of the courses in the LEAD program. This option is available on a limited basis, with consent of the appropriate instructor.

    Enrollment Limit: 5
    Instructor: A. Bautista, A. Brandt, M. Burgdorf, M. Hayden, K. Jackson Davidson, B. Escobedo, E. Gisemba, and C. Jenkins

    Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
 

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