Course Catalog

TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY (PY3091)

Type: 
Regular

Treats a series of topics that change every year and deal with various aspects of psychology. Courses are taught by permanent or visiting faculty and are generally related to their fields of specialization.

EDITORSHIP (PY3850)

Type: 
Independent Project

This course is designed for students involved in editing, writing and producing The Planet and The Peacock. It offers basic instruction and hands-on experience in newspaper and magazine composition. The course will cover everything that comes up in the process of producing a publication, from reporting, writing and editing to page design to working according to a production schedule. A constant concern will be the challenge facing print editors in the Internet age: how to create reader-friendly publications that are informative and attractive enough to appeal despite the draw of the Web. The production of The Planet and The Peacock will be the main work of the course.

INTERNSHIP (PY3980)

Type: 
Internship

SENIOR SEMINAR (PY4090)

Type: 
Regular

The purpose of this class is to challenge advanced psychology students to: practice and improve their skills in reading, critiquing and conducting research; strengthen their ability to effectively communicate their scholarship; clearly define their scholarly interests; and consider their future goals. Students will be given the opportunity to craft a well researched and argued literature review. Involves class discussions, presentations, and a major research proposal or literature review.

SENIOR PROJECT (PY4095)

Type: 
Independent Project

REFLECTIVE SEMINAR (RS0001)

Type: 
Regular

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (SC1020)

Type: 
GE130

This course is intended to introduce non-scientists to key concepts and approaches in the study of the environment. With a focus on the scientific method, we learn about natural systems using case studies of disruptions caused by human activity. Topics include global warming, deforestation, waste production and recycling, water pollution, environmental toxins and sustainable development. The relationships between science and policy, the media, and citizen action are also addressed. Must take lab. Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE LAB (SC1020L)

Type: 
Lab

ASTRONOMY (SC1030)

Type: 
GE130

Covers topics of basic observational astronomy and introduces topics of modern astrophysics. Topics include earth-based astronomy, the telescope, the solar system, and planetary motion. Studies the properties of the atom and of light and discusses the new space observatories before considering astrophysics: the birth, evolution, and death of stars, galaxy formation, and evidence for the expansion of the universe. Must take lab.

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