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This is a comprehensive listing of all active, credit-bearing courses offered by Oberlin College and Conservatory since Fall 2016. Courses listed this online catalog may not be offered every semester; for up to date information on which courses are offered in a given semester, please see PRESTO. 

For the most part, courses offered by departments are offered within the principal division of the department. Many interdisciplinary departments and programs also offer courses within more than one division.

Individual courses may be counted simultaneously toward more than one General Course Requirement providing they carry the appropriate divisional attributes and/or designations.

 

Politics

  
  • POLT 373 - The U.S. Supreme Court

    FC SSCI QFR WADV
    4 credits
    This is an advanced seminar on the U.S. Supreme Court. The central focus of this seminar is systematic exploration of the Supreme Court by engaging the leading academic literature in the field. How do Supreme Court justices make decisions? Are decisions based on legal and jurisprudential considerations or are they motivated by the ideological proclivities of justices? Seminar participants will engage in informed discussion and produce a major research paper with theoretical and empirical components.
    Prerequisites & Notes: One course in American politics
  
  • POLT 374 - Elections and Voting in the United States

    FC SSCI
    4 credits
    In this seminar, students will explore how politicians and the public approach elections and voting in the United States. The goal of this course is to engage critically with foundational and current literature on the explanations of how Americans make voting decisions and the behavior of politicians in their desire to win, and keep, office. Students will develop research ideas focused on course topics and will write a full research paper for class.
  
  • POLT 403F - Senior Honors - Full

    FC SSCI
    4 credits
    This is a required course for senior honors students. It will meet periodically throughout the academic year. Honors students will workshop research proposals and drafts of thesis chapters. Class sessions will help students devise an appropriate research question, methodology, and literature review for their honors theses, as well as prepare for the oral defense.
  
  • POLT 404F - Senior Honors - Full

    FC SSCI
    4 credits
    This is a required course for senior honors students. It will meet periodically throughout the academic year. Honors students will workshop research proposals and drafts of thesis chapters. Class sessions will help students devise an appropriate research question, methodology, and literature review for their honors theses.
  
  • POLT 411 - Practicum in Applied Research

    FC SSCI
    4 credits
    Functioning as part of a small consultancy team (the Oberlin Research Group –ORG), students will research and write on a topic that services the needs of an off-campus organization or government official (often in the US State Department). Students will learn about the management challenges, ethical issues, and choices of political research consultants conducting international and national research. Open to sophomore, junior and senior students.
    Prerequisites & Notes: Consent of instructor needed.
  
  • POLT 421F - Studies in Electoral Politics - Full

    FC SSCI
    4 credits
    This is a research and writing seminar exclusively for Cole Scholars who have been selected to participate in the Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics. The seminar will prepare students for their summer field work and familiarize them with the major scholarly and practical literature concerning campaigns and elections.
  
  • POLT 421H - Studies in Electoral Politics - Half

    HC SSCI
    2 credits
    This is a research and writing seminar exclusively for Cole Scholars who have been selected to participate in the Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics. The seminar will prepare students for their summer internships and familiarize them with the major scholarly and practical literature concerning campaigns and elections.
  
  • POLT 422F - Projects in Electoral Politics - Full

    FC SSCI WADV
    4 credits
    This is a research and writing seminar in which students analyze electoral politics in light of social science theories and field work. Enrollment is limited to Cole Scholars who have completed their summer internships under the auspices of the Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics. Consent of instructor required.
    Prerequisites & Notes: POLT 421
  
  • POLT 422H - Projects in Electoral Politics - Half

    HC SSCI
    2 credits
    This is a research and writing seminar in which students analyze electoral politics in light of social science theories and field work. Enrollment is limited to Cole Scholars who have completed their summer internships under the auspices of the Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics.
    Prerequisites & Notes: POLT 421
  
  • POLT 423 - Practices in Electoral Politics

    HC SSCI
    2 credits
    Through common readings, students will investigate the intersections of electoral politics at national, state, county, and regional levels. Students will write on an electoral politics topic of their choice. Largely through skype, students will draw on the expertise of alumni working in electoral politics at various levels of government.
    Community Based Learning
  
  • POLT 995F - Private Reading - Full

    FC SSCI
    4 credits
    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.
  
  • POLT 995H - Private Reading - Half

    HC SSCI
    2 credits
    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.

Private Studies

  
  • PVST 001 - Prin Pvt Piano:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Piano:
  
  • PVST 002 - Prin Pvt Voice:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Voice:
  
  • PVST 003 - Prin Pvt Organ:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Organ:
  
  • PVST 004 - Prin Pvt Violin:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Violin:
  
  • PVST 005 - Prin Pvt Viola:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Viola:
  
  • PVST 006 - Prin Pvt Cello:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Cello:
  
  • PVST 007 - Prin Pvt Bass:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Bass:
  
  • PVST 008 - Prin Pvt Flute:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Flute:
  
  • PVST 009 - Prin Pvt Oboe:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Oboe:
  
  • PVST 010 - Prin Pvt Clarinet:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Clarinet:
  
  • PVST 011 - Prin Pvt Bassoon:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Bassoon:
  
  • PVST 012 - Prin Pvt Horn:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Horn:
  
  • PVST 013 - Prin Pvt Trumpet:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Trumpet:
  
  • PVST 014 - Prin Pvt Trombone:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Trombone:
  
  • PVST 015 - Prin Pvt Tuba:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Tuba:
  
  • PVST 017 - Prin Pvt Harp:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Harp:
  
  • PVST 018 - Prin Pvt Perc:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Perc:
  
  • PVST 019 - Prin Pvt Harpsichd:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Harpsichd:
  
  • PVST 020 - Prin Baroq Violin:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Baroq Violin:
  
  • PVST 021 - Prin Baroq Cello:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Baroq Cello:
  
  • PVST 022 - Prin Pvt Gamba:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Gamba:
  
  • PVST 023 - Prin Pvt Historical Flute:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Historical Flute:
  
  • PVST 024 - Prin Pvt Recorder:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Recorder:
  
  • PVST 025 - Prin Pvt Baroq Oboe:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Baroq Oboe:
  
  • PVST 026 - Prin Pvt Guitar:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Guitar:
  
  • PVST 027 - Prin Pvt Compositn:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Compositn:
  
  • PVST 028 - Prin Pvt Jazz Piano:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Piano:
  
  • PVST 029 - Prin Pvt Jazz Voice:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Voice:
  
  • PVST 030 - Prin Pvt Jazz Bass:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Bass:
  
  • PVST 031 - Prin Pvt Jazz Drum:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Drum:
  
  • PVST 032 - Prin Pvt Jazz Guitar:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Guitar:
  
  • PVST 033 - Principle Private Studies Historical Plucked Strings

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Private Studies in Historical Plucked Strings.
  
  • PVST 034 - Prin Pvt Jazz Sax

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Sax
  
  • PVST 035 - Prin Pvt Jazz Trombn:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Trombn:
  
  • PVST 036 - Prin Pvt Jazz Trumpet

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Trumpet
  
  • PVST 037 - Prin Pvt Jazz Flute:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Sixty minutes of private instruction each week. Students majoring in Performance must take Principal Private Study for eight semesters; students majoring in Musicology must take Principal Private Study for four semesters. Performance majors must take a minimum of six credits of principal applied study each semester. Principal Private Applied Study may be elected for eight credits with the permission of the applied instructor. Normally, a student elects additional hours of private study during semesters in which additional student preparation time is required for events such as recitals, outside performances, competitions, or auditions. The additional credit hours do not imply additional private instruction time
    Prerequisites & Notes: ConDean Approval. For Jazz Flute Majors.
  
  • PVST 040 - Prin Pvt Jazz Compositn:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Compositn:
  
  • PVST 041 - Prin Pvt Fortepiano:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Fortepiano:
  
  • PVST 042 - Prin Pvt Jazz Tuba:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Tuba:
  
  • PVST 043 - Prin Pvt Tech:

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Tech:
  
  • PVST 044 - Prin Pvt Recording Arts

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Recording Arts
  
  • PVST 045 - Prin Pvt Piano Tech

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Piano Tech
  
  • PVST 046 - Prin Pvt Jazz Vibraphone

    FC CNDP
    6 credits
    Prin Pvt Jazz Vibraphone
  
  • PVST 051 - Sec Pvt Piano:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Piano:
  
  • PVST 052 - Sec Pvt Voice:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Voice:
  
  • PVST 053 - Sec Pvt Organ:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Organ:
  
  • PVST 054 - Sec Pvt Violin:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Violin:
  
  • PVST 055 - Sec Pvt Viola:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Viola:
  
  • PVST 056 - Sec Pvt Cello:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Cello:
  
  • PVST 057 - Sec Pvt Bass:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Bass:
  
  • PVST 058 - Sec Pvt Flute:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Flute:
  
  • PVST 059 - Sec Pvt Oboe:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Oboe:
  
  • PVST 060 - Sec Pvt Clarinet:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Clarinet:
  
  • PVST 061 - Sec Pvt Bassoon:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Bassoon:
  
  • PVST 062 - Sec Pvt Horn:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Horn:
  
  • PVST 063 - Sec Pvt Trumpet:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Trumpet:
  
  • PVST 064 - Sec Pvt Trombone:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Trombone:
  
  • PVST 065 - Sec Pvt Tuba:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Tuba:
  
  • PVST 067 - Sec Pvt Harp:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Harp:
  
  • PVST 068 - Sec Pvt Percussion:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Percussion:
  
  • PVST 069 - Sec Pvt Harpsichord:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Harpsichord:
  
  • PVST 070 - Sec Pvt Baroq Violin:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Baroq Violin:
  
  • PVST 071 - Sec Pvt Baroq Cello:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Baroq Cello:
  
  • PVST 072 - Sec Pvt Gamba:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Gamba:
  
  • PVST 073 - Sec Pvt Historical Flute:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Historical Flute:
  
  • PVST 074 - Sec Pvt Recorder:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Recorder:
  
  • PVST 075 - Sec Pvt Historical Oboe:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Historical Oboe:
  
  • PVST 076 - Sec Pvt Lute:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Lute:
  
  • PVST 077 - Sec Pvt Composition:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Composition:
  
  • PVST 078 - Sec Pvt Jazz Piano:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Piano:
  
  • PVST 079 - Sec Pvt Jazz Voice:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Voice:
  
  • PVST 080 - Sec Pvt Jazz Guitar:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Guitar:
  
  • PVST 081 - Sec Pvt Jazz Drum:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Drum:
  
  • PVST 082 - Sec Pvt Jazz Trumpet:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Trumpet:
  
  • PVST 083 - Sec Pvt Jazz Bass:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Bass:
  
  • PVST 084 - Sec Pvt Jazz Trombone:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Trombone:
  
  • PVST 085 - Sec Pvt Jazz Sax:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Sax:
  
  • PVST 086 - Sec Pvt Fortepiano:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Fortepiano:
  
  • PVST 087 - Sec Pvt Euphonium:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Euphonium:
  
  • PVST 088 - Sec Pvt Classical Guitar:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Classical Guitar:
  
  • PVST 089 - Sec PVT Clavichord

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec PVT Clavichord
  
  • PVST 090 - Sec Pvt Jazz Flute:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Thirty minutes of private instruction each week, for two credits per semester. Secondary Private Study is required for many Conservatory majors.
    Prerequisites & Notes: Audition approval and Conservatory Deans Consent.
  
  • PVST 091 - Sec Pvt Jazz Comp:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Comp:
  
  • PVST 092 - Sec Pvt Jazz Applied Study:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Applied Study:
  
  • PVST 093 - Sec Pvt Tech:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Tech:
  
  • PVST 094 - Sec Pvt English Horn:

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt English Horn:
  
  • PVST 095 - Sec Pvt Jazz Tuba

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Tuba
  
  • PVST 096 - Sec Pvt Jazz Vibraphone

    HC CNDP
    2 credits
    Sec Pvt Jazz Vibraphone
 

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