GWU First Year Abroad Courses

GWU PARIS SCHOLARS COURSE LIST – Fall 2022

Updated:  June 2, 2022

 ­­­­­­GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY:  ARTS (COLUMBIAN COLLEGE STUDENTS ONLY - G-PAC)

**The Columbian College requires 1 Course from this category for graduation**

­AH 1020 - INTRO TO WESTERN ART II CCI 4 credits

Continues the study of the most significant monuments of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, from the Renaissance to the 20th-century. Emphasizes historical context, continuity, and critical analysis. Includes direct contact with works of art in Parisian museums.

GW General Education Note: Arts

GW Course Equivalency: CAH 1032 Survey: Art & Architecture II

 ­­­­­­­AR 1015 - PAINTING I CCI 4 credits

For students with little or no previous experience in drawing or painting. First analyzes still life objects in basic plastic terms starting with value. Concentrates during each class session on a new painterly quality until a sufficient visual vocabulary is achieved so that more complicated subjects such as the nude can be approached. Work will be done in oil.May be taken twice for credit.

Course Fee: 52

GW General Education Note: Arts

GW Course Equivalency: CSA 1401 Painting: Visual Thinking­ ­­­­­­

­AR 1061 - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CCI 4 credits

This introductory course is an exploration of both technical and aesthetic concerns in photography. Using a digital camera, students will produce original work in response to a series of lectures, assignments, and bi-weekly critique classes. The course will cover the fundamentals of photographing with digital SLR’s, and students will learn a range of digital tools including color correction, making selections, working with layers and inkjet printing. After mastering the basics, students will work towards the completion of a final project and the focus of the remaining classes will be on critiques. Students will be asked to make pictures that are challenging in both content and form and express the complex and poetic nature of the human experience.Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course.

Course Fee: 75

GW General Education Note: Arts

GW Course Equivalency: CSA 1502 Color Photography                       ­ ­­­

­CL / EN 2100 - INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE WRITING: A CROSS-GENRE WORKSHOP CCR 4 credits

In this course, students practice writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry while exploring the boundaries between genres. The workshop format includes guided peer critique of sketches, poems, and full-length works presented in class and discussion and analysis of literary models. In Fall, students concentrate on writing techniques. In Spring, the workshop is theme-driven. May be taken twice for credit.

GW General Education Note: Arts

GW Course Equivalency: ENGL 1210 Intro to Creative Writing        ­ ­­­­­­

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY:  CRITICAL THINKING IN THE HUMANITIES (UNIVERSITY GE & G-PAC)

**The University General Education program requires 1 Course from this category, while the Columbian College (G-PAC) requires 2 Courses from this category for graduation** 

 

­PL / PO 2003 - POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY CCI 4 credits

Political philosophy forms that branch of philosophy that reflects on the specificity of the political. Why are humans, as Aristotle argued, political animals? How are they political? What are the means and ends of the political, and how best does one organize the political with such questions in mind? The course offers a topic-oriented approach to the fundamental problems underlying political theory and practice.

GW General Education Note: Humanities

GW Course Equivalency: PHIL 2132 Social & Political Philosophy

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY:  CRITICAL THINKING IN THE HUMANITIES (UNIVERSITY GE & G-PAC)* &
GLOBAL OR CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES (UNIVERSITY GE & G-PAC)**

*The University General Education program requires 1 Course from this category, while the Columbian College (G-PAC) requires 2 Courses from this category for graduation*

**GW requires all students to take UW 1020**

 

­HI 1002 - HISTORY OF WESTERN CIV. FROM 1500  4 credits

Continues History 1001, from the Renaissance and the Reformation through commercialism, Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the industrial and social revolutions of the 19th century to nationalism and socialism in the contemporary Western world.

GW General Education Note: Humanities & Global/Cross-Cultural

GW Course Equivalency: HIST 1120 European Civ in World Context                             ­ ­­­­

­HI 2041 - AMERICAN CIVILIZATION: ORIGINS TO 1877  4 credits

Discusses the history of the British colonies in North America and the United States in terms of economic development and social and cultural evolution. Contrasts the emergence of a unique American civilization with the internal debate over opposing conceptions that deteriorated into sectional strife. Themes include the genesis of a peculiarly American mentality, race relations, economic development, and social conflict.

GW General Education Note: Humanities & Global/Cross-Cultural

GW Course Equivalency: HIST 1310 Intro to American History        ­ ­­­­­­

­HI 1001 - HISTORY OF WESTERN CIV. UP TO 1500  4 credits

Surveys the development of Western civilization and culture, from the ancient civilizations of the Levant, Greece, and Rome, through the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

GW General Education Note: Humanities & Global/Cross-Cultural & Oral Communication

GW Course Equivalency: HIST 1110 European Civ in World Context

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY: QUANTITATIVE REASONING IN MATHEMATICS OR STATISTICS (UNIVERSITY GE & G-PAC)

**GW requires 1 Course from this category for all students for graduation**

 

MA 1020 – APPLIED STATISTICS I CCM 4 credits

Introduces the tools of statistical analysis. Combines theory with extensive data collection and computer-assisted laboratory work. Develops an attitude of mind accepting uncertainty and variability as part of problem analysis and decision-making. Topics include: exploratory data analysis and data transformation, hypothesis-testing and the analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression with residual and influence analyses. 

GW General Education Note: Mathematics or Statistics

GW Course Equivalency: STAT 1051 Intro-Business & Economic Stat; STAT 1053 Intro-Stat in Social Science; STAT 1111 Business & Economic Stat I; STAT 1127 Stat for Biological Sciences; DNSC 1001 Business Analytics I                             ­ ­­­­­­

­MA 1030 - CALCULUS I CCM 4 credits

Introduces differential and integral calculus. Develops the concepts of calculus as applied to polynomials, logarithmic, and exponential functions. Topics include: limits, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, applications to extrema and graphing; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of calculus, applications; logarithmic and exponential functions, growth and decay; partial derivatives. Appropriate for students in the biological, management, computer and social sciences.

Prerequisite: MA1025CCM OR ELECMA-30 OR MA1025GE120

GW General Education Note: Mathematics or Statistics

GW Course Equivalency: MATH 1231 Single-Variable Calculus I                    ­ ­­­­­­

­MA 2030 - CALCULUS II  4 credits

The continuation of MA1030, Calculus I. This course is appropriate for economics, mathematics, business and computer science majors and minors. Topics include: infinite series and applications; differential equations of first and second order and applications, functions of several variables, partial derivatives with applications, especially Lagrange multipliers. Includes the use of Mathematica.

Prerequisite: MA1030CCM

GW General Education Note: Mathematics or Statistics

GW Course Equivalency: MATH 1232 Single-Variable Calculus II     ­ ­­­­­­

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY:  SCIENTIFIC REASONING IN NATURAL AND/OR PHYSICAL LAB SCIENCES (UNIVERSITY GE & G-PAC)

**GW requires all students to take one approved course in natural and/or physical laboratory sciences that include labs**

 

­SC 1091 - TOPICS: BIODIVERSITY CCS 4 credits

Topics vary. Provides the opportunity to learn new and different scientific topics from visiting faculty. Must take lab.

Corequisite: SC1091LLAB AND (MA1005CCM OR MA1005GE120 OR MA1020CCM OR MA1020GE120 OR MA1030CCM OR MA1030GE120 OR MA1091CCM OR MA1091GE120 OR MA1010GE120 OR ELECMA-30)

GW General Education Note: Natural or Physical Sciences with Lab

GW Course Equivalency: BISC 1006 Ecology/Evolution of Organisms

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY:  CRITICAL THINKING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES (UNIVERSITY GE & G-PAC)                     ­ ­­­­­ ­­­­­

**GW requires 2 Courses from this category for all students for graduation**

 

­CM 1011 - JOURNALISM: WRITING & REPORTING CCR 4 credits

The introductory course provides students with basic training in writing and reporting in all forms of journalism, print and online. The course gives students with a grounding in the basic principles and practices of the journalism profession: accuracy, fairness, objectivity. Students will learn journalistic writing techniques as well as style and tone. They will analyze possible sources, define angles, and learn to write a hard news story. The course will provide workshop training for students involved in ASM courses focused on the Peacock Plume website.

Prerequisite: EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences

GW Course Equivalency: SMPA 2101 Journalism: Theory & Practice           ­ ­­­­­­

­CM 1023 - INTRO TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION STUDIES  4 credits

This course provides a survey of the media and its function in today’s society. It introduces students to the basic concepts and tools necessary to think critically about media institutions and practices. In addition to the analysis of diverse media texts, the course considers wider strategies and trends in marketing, distribution, audience formation and the consequences of globalization. By semester’s end, students will understand the basic structures of today’s media and be able to provide advanced analysis that weighs the social and political implications of its products.

Prerequisite: EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE OR EN2020

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences

GW Course Equivalency: SMPA 1050 Media in a Free Society          ­ ­­­­­­

­EC 2010 - PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS  4 credits

Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences

GW Course Equivalency: ECON 1011 Principles of Economics I                           ­ ­­­­­­

­EC 2020 - PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  4 credits

Examines the determinants of the levels of national income, employment, rates of interest, and prices. Studies in detail the instruments of monetary and fiscal policy, highlighting the domestic and international repercussions of their implementation.

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences

GW Course Equivalency: ECON 1012 Principles of Economics II       ­ ­­­­­­

­GS / PY 2045 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY CCI 4 credits

Studies the nature and causes of individual behavior and thought in social situations. Presents the basic fields of study that compose the science of social psychology, and how its theories impact on most aspects of people's lives. Topics of study include: conformity, persuasion, mass communication, propaganda, aggression, attraction, prejudice, and altruism.

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences

GW Course Equivalency: PSYC 2012 Social Psychology         ­ ­­­­­­

­PY 2013 - UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT  4 credits

The course is an introduction to developmental psychology. From various points of view it explores the key question What is, and how can we understand, human development? It engages with central issues of developmental psychology (among others, through the work of influential psychologists such as Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, E. Erikson, Jerome Bruner, Katherine Nelson, Peggy J. Miller, and Michael Tomasello) and puts them into cross- and interdisciplinary contexts. These contexts include evolutionary theory; cultural and sociocultural, narrative, and critical psychology; history; anthropology; and philosophy. Beyond the scientific and conceptual domain, the course also investigates phenomena of human development in literature, arts, and film.

PY1000 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences

GW Course Equivalency: PSYC 2013 Developmental Psychology     ­ ­­­­­­

­PY 2043 - ABNORMAL & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY  4 credits

Examines the classification systems for abnormal behavior, using the DSM IV Multiaxial diagnostic system as the base for studying currently recognized major diagnostic categories. Uses an integrative biopsychosocial model to study the etiology of various psychological disorders as well as empirically supported treatment methods.

Prerequisite: PY1000CCI

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences

GW Course Equivalency: PSYC 2011 Abnormal Psychology  ­ ­­­­­­

­AN 1002 - SOCIO-CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY CCI 4 credits

Sociocultural anthropology is the comparative study of human societies and cultures.  This course is designed to introduce students to central areas of anthropological inquiry, a range of key theoretical perspectives and the discipline’s holistic approach.  Through field-based research projects, students will also gain familiarity with the discipline’s qualitative research methods (especially participant observation).   While students will encounter the works of key historical figures in the discipline, they will also discover current debates on globalization and transnationalism.   Finally, this course also strives to cultivate students’ ability to reflect critically on their own identities and cultures, thereby gaining a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity and an improved set of intercultural communication skills.

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences & Global/Cross-Cultural

GW Course Equivalency: ANTH 1002 Sociocultural Anthropology    ­ ­­­­­­

­SC 1020 - ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CCS 4 credits

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.

Corequisite: SC1020LLAB AND (MA1005CCM OR MA1020CCM OR MA1025CCM OR MA1030CCM OR MA1091CCM OR ELECMA-30 OR CCMCCM OR MA1010)

GW General Education Note: Social Sciences & Local/Civic Engagement

GW Course Equivalency: GEOG 1003 Society and Environment       ­ ­­­­­­

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CATEGORY:  UNIVERSITY WRITING (UNIVERSITY GE & G-PAC) 

**GW requires all students to take UW 1020**

 

­EN 1000 - PRINCIPLES OF ACADEMIC WRITING  4 credits

Emphasizes the stages required to produce a polished, articulate essay by practicing the necessary components of excellent academic writing: sharpening critical thinking skills, organizing ideas, choosing appropriate and dynamic words, varying prose style, editing, refining, and proofreading. Although this course carries 4 credits, it does not fulfill the University's English requirement.

Prerequisite: EN0950

GW Course Equivalency: UW 1020 University Writing         ­ ­­­­­­

­EN 1010 - COLLEGE WRITING  4 credits

Taught through thematically-linked works of literature from the Ancient world to the present day. Stresses expository writing, accurate expression, and logical organization of ideas in academic writing. Recent themes include: Childhood, Friendship from Aristotle to Derrida, Social Organization and Alienation, Monstrosity, and Music and Literature. This course satisfies only 4 credits of the University's English requirement.

Prerequisite: EN1000 OR EN1010

GW Course Equivalency: UW 1020 University Writing

­EN 2020 - WRITING & CRITICISM CCE 4 credits

A series of topic-centered courses refining the skills of academic essay writing, studying a wide range of ideas as expressed in diverse literary genres and periods. Introduces the analysis of literary texts and gives training in the writing of critical essays and research papers. Recent topics include: Utopia and Anti-Utopia, City as Metaphor, Portraits of Women, Culture Conflict, and Labyrinths.

Prerequisite: EN1010

GW Course Equivalency: UW 1020 University Writing

 

THE FOLLOWING COURSES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY GWU FOR TRANSFER, HOWEVER THEY DO NOT CARRY ANY GENERAL EDUCATION CREDIT:

 

­AB 1010 - ELEMENTARY ARABIC I  4 credits

This course is designed to familiarize beginners with the Arabic alphabet system and Arabic writing as well as provide the basis for limited conversation.

GW Course Equivalency: ARAB 1099 VT: Elementary Arabic I          ­ ­­­­­­

 

­AB 1030 - INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I  4 credits

After studying the principles of morphological derivation which makes the students able to structure their understanding of the vocabulary production system, the course focuses on producing small texts expressing the students’ opinion and description of the material seen during the sessions. AB 530 gives the opportunity to go beyond simple contact and to interact in Arabic within the fields covered by the different documents. The field covered by the didactic documents broadens out to short authentic texts, short articles and literary production, as well as authentic documents such as letters, cards, advertisings, announcements…

Prerequisite: AB1020

GW Course Equivalency: ARAB 1099 VT: Intermediate Arabic I       ­ ­­­­­­

 

­AH 1003 - INTRO TO ART THROUGH PARIS MUSEUMS CCI 4 credits

Uses the unsurpassed richness of the art museums of Paris as the principal teaching resource. The history of Western Art is studied through the close examination of a limited selection of major works in a variety of media. The works chosen illuminate the political, social and religious contexts of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque and Rococo periods, and the modern epoch. The course has an extra course fee of 35 euros.

Course Fee: 35

GW Course Equivalency: CAH 1099 VT:Intro to Art Paris Museums ­ ­­­­­­

 

­AH 2000 - PARIS THROUGH ITS ARCHITECTURE I CCI 4 credits

Investigates the growth patterns of Paris from Roman times through the Second Empire. Studies major monuments, pivotal points of urban design, and vernacular architecture on site. Presents the general vocabulary of architecture, the history of French architecture and urban planning, as well as a basic knowledge of French history to provide a framework for understanding the development of Paris.

Course Fee: 20

GW Course Equivalency: HIST 3101 Topics: Europe­ ­­­­­­

 

­AH 2011 - ANCIENT ART & ARCHITECTURE CCI 4 credits

Introduces first the specific contributions of Greek art to the Western tradition. Then presents the diversification of these achievements in the Etruscan civilization and in the Hellenistic age. Examines how the Romans absorbed, continued, and creatively transformed Greek and Etruscan art and passed the ancient heritage on to medieval and early modern Europe.

GW Course Equivalency: AH 1099 VT: Ancient Art & Arch­ ­­­­­­

 

­AH 2013 - RENAISSANCE ART & ARCHITECTURE CCI 4 credits

Surveys notable developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture in Italy and in Northern Europe (late 13th-16th centuries). Emphasizes the origins of the Renaissance and the basic stylistic evolution from Early to High Renaissance and Mannerism. Explores the ramifications of the Italian Renaissance mode as it came into contact with other historical and cultural traditions in Northern Europe.

GW Course Equivalency: CAH 3122 EarlyNorthrnRenaissArt&Arch­ ­­­­­­

 

­AH 2018 - ART AND THE MARKET  4 credits

Investigates economic and financial aspects of art over several historical periods. Examines painting, sculpture, drawing, and decorative arts as marketable products, analyzing them from the perspective of patrons, collectors, investors, and speculators. Studies artists as entrepreneurs. Assesses diverse functions and forms of influence exercised by art market specialists: critics, journalists, public officials, auctioneers, museum professionals, experts, and dealers.

GW Course Equivalency: CAH 3099 VT: Art and the Market­ ­­­­­­

 

­AN 3060 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD  4 credits

This course examines the intersection of food and the senses from an anthropological perspective. We will explore the intersection between food and culture; the impact of social, political and economic contexts on our foods and foodways; French food culture; and taste, cuisine and commensality as forms of inter-cultural communication. Students apply class readings and practice ethnographic methodologies in a few short study trips.

GW Course Equivalency: ANTH 1099 Variable Topics­ ­­­­­­

 

­AR 1010 - INTRO TO DRAWING CCI 4 credits

This studio course provides an introduction to the basic ideas and techniques needed for the comprehension and construction of the built environment. Starting with elemental design concerns, students will be asked to use what they learn in order to create ever larger and more complex entities. Site-specific assignments making use of Paris and its history will oblige the students to engage in the “conversation” of the urban world.

Course Fee: 62

GW Course Equivalency: CSA 1301 Drawing Fundamentals

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­AR 1020 - MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES OF THE MASTERS CCI 4 credits

Techniques of the Masters Lectures, demonstrations, and workshops focus on materials and techniques used by artists over the centuries. Studies the historical background of techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture, and the graphic arts combined with a hands-on approach so that each student can experience the basic elements of the plastic arts.Please note that an additional fee will be charged for this course. May be taken twice for credit.

Course Fee: 52

GW Course Equivalency: CSA 1099 VT:Mat & Tech of Masters        ­ ­­­­­­

 

­AR 1032 - INTRO TO SCULPTURE CCI 4 credits

For students who have little or no previous experience. Students learn how to see in three dimensions and work from observation. Mastery of structure and the architecture of form in space are acquired by the building up technique in clay. Work from plaster copies, nude models (male and female), and imagination are followed by an introduction to the carving technique. There is an additional fee in this course for materials.

Course Fee: 100

GW Course Equivalency: CSA 1201 Sculpture: Investigations

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­AR 1040 - PRINTMAKING I CCI 4 credits

This course focuses on traditional relief printing techniques for the creation of multiple identical images without the use of a printing press. Once the fundamentals are understood, experimentation is encouraged so that each student can learn how to best exploit the different methods to successfully translate sketches into a powerful printed document. In addition to the making of prints, students will study the history of woodblock and metal printing and will be asked to visit and write about several print collections.

Course Fee: 42

GW Course Equivalency: CSA 1099 VT: Printmaking I

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­AR 2080 - GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO  4 credits

In this course, students will be introduced to graphic design history and graphic design principles. They will learn to apply these principles through hands-on exercises and projects, using both analog means and digital tools (Adobe Photoshop). No prerequisites.

GW Course Equivalency: CGD  1099 VT: Graphic Design Studio       ­ ­­­­­­

 

AR 2091B – TOPICS: THE FIGURE INTERPRETED IN VARIOUS MEDIUMS  4 credits

In this studio course, students will learn how to depict the human figure using a variety of traditional and contemporary mediums. Basic anatomy through the study of the human skeleton and live models will allow students to improve their drawing, painting, and mixed media techniques. In-class projects and homework assignments will encourage students to find personal approaches to this age-old artistic endeavor.

GW Course Equivalency: CSA 1099 – Topics: The Figure in Various Medium

 

AR 2091C – TOPICS: SCULPTURE: CAPTURING THE HUMAN FACE  4 credits

This course is offered for students who would like to focus on learning the basics of creating a 3D portrait, allowing us to capture the human face through sculpture. We will focus on the practice and development of working in clay starting with a wooden armature to building up technique as we go. The art of 3D portraiture is quite vast, however, students can expect to learn how to explore the meaning of form, space, mass and structure as related to three dimensional design. We will work on observational skills and methods building from the inside out, learning to measure proportions and depth. Students will be encouraged to develop their personal style as we focus on developing perception, proportions and sensitivity, which all allow us to capture a sense of life and emotion from our models. This is a dual level course, providing some basic techniques for more novice students while allowing more advanced students the space to perfect their skills.

GW Course Equivalency: CSA 1099 – Topics: Sculpture: Capturing the Human Face

 

­BA 2001 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING  4 credits

This course introduces students to the financial accounting cycle and financial reporting for corporations. Students learn how to measure and record accounting data and prepare financial statements. At the end of the course, students choose a company and do an analysis of their financial statements, comparing their company against a competitor company, using financial ratios.

GW Course Equivalency: ACCY 2001 Intro Financial Accounting      ­ ­­­­­­

 

­BA 2020 - MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR CCI 4 credits

The course introduces students to basic Management/Organizational Behavior concepts and enables them to understand the attitude and behaviors on the individual level and the group level within organizations. Students will be enabled to use Organizational Behavior tools and theories to recognize organizational patterns within a complex social situation. Students will be provided with readings, lectures, and cases that provide a diverse and robust understanding of human interaction in organization.

GW Course Equivalency: BADM 3103 Human Capital in Organizations       ­ ­­­­­­

 

­BA 2040 - MARKETING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT  4 credits

This introductory marketing course develops students’ understanding of the principles of marketing and their use in international business. Students learn how to collect and analyze data sets to make marketing decisions with the goal of understanding customers wants, demands, and needs; they learn marketing from a strategic and functional point of view. With a focus on problem solving, students work in multicultural teams cultivating a greater sensitivity to cultural issues while improving communication skills. Students will consider marketing in the French, US, and international marketplace.

GW Course Equivalency: IBUS 3201 International Marketing Mgt   ­ ­­­­­­

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­BA 2050 - CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT CCX 4 credits

The course introduces the foundations of managing creativity and innovation. The readings and discussion will focus on the concepts and frameworks for analysing how firms create, commercialize and capture value from innovative products and services.

The aim of this course is to provide a solid grounding to students interested in managing creativity and the various aspects of the innovation process within organizations. The course is divided into two parts. The first part focuses mainly on the creativity process around three themes: What is creativity? How can creativity be stimulated? How can creative ideas be translated to innovative products and business strategies? Based on major theories in the field, we discuss whether monetary rewards enhance or undermine creativity, how multitasking or working under time pressure affects creativity, what tools we can provide to stimulate creativity, and the challenges that arise when implementing creative ideas in organizations. The second part of the course examines the organizational issues involved in innovating and in implementing innovations. These issues include management of teams and partnerships, learning within and across projects, the manager's role in funding, directing, and killing innovation projects, technological entrepreneurship, and resistance to innovation.

GW Course Equivalency: BADM 1099 VT: Creativity & Innnov Mgmt          ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CL 1025 - THE WORLD, THE TEXT, AND THE CRITIC I CCI 4 credits

Considers closely three moments when the practice of writing changed radically in response to historical and cultural processes, from Ancient Greece to 1800 (specific contents change each year). Investigates the forces that inform creative imagination and cultural production. Places those moments and those forces within a geographical and historical map of literary production, and introduces the tools of literary analysis.

GW Course Equivalency: ENGL 1099 VT: The World, Text, & Critic  ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CL 2075 - THEATER IN PARIS  4 credits

This course essentially happens in the theatres of Paris, exploring the city’s fabulous resources, exchanging with practitioners and scholars from other institutions. We see ways of integrating music, dance and “physical theatre,” innovative explorations of classics from European and non-European traditions, avant-garde masters and the brightest young experimental troupes. We have theatre that directly questions political dilemmas, collective theatre and director-driven theatre, machine theatre and theatre based around great individual actors. Papers done in French or English.

Course fee atttached.

Prerequisite: FR1200CCF OR FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI

GW Course Equivalency: TRDA 1099 VT: Theater in Paris    ­ ­­­­­­ ­­­­­­

 

­CL / GS 2006 - CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST THEORY CCI 4 credits

Introduces the methodology of Gender Studies and the theory upon which it is based. Examines contemporary debates across a range of issues now felt to be of world-wide feminist interest: sexuality, reproduction, production, writing, representation, culture, race, and politics. Encourages responsible theorizing across disciplines and cultures.

GW Course Equivalency: WGSS 2125 Varieties of Feminist Theory  ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CL 3023 - CHAUCER AND MEDIEVAL CULTURE  4 credits

Presents the work of Chaucer in the perspective of the European philosophical, humanistic, and poetic developments of his age. The Latin philosophical background includes consideration of the Augustinian ideal of Christian humanism and the traditions of speculation on Divine Providence. Considers the French poetic tradition and multilingual poetic traditions supporting the generic diversity of The Canterbury Tales.

GW Course Equivalency: ENGL 3410 Chaucer           ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CL 3043 - PARIS ATTRACTION: MODERNIST EXPERIMENTS IN MIGRATION  4 credits

Explores the work of Anglo-American modernist writers in Paris, concentrating on the works of Ernest Hemingway, Wyndham Lewis, Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, Jean Rhys, and other writers. Relates their formal experimentation to the visual arts and to the psychic dynamics of exile: the experience of liberation from the constraints of one culture and an alienated relation to the new environment.

GW Course Equivalency: ENGL 1099 VT: Paris Attraction     ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CL 3063 - KAFKA AND WORLD LITERATURE CCI 4 credits

Kafka’s work has left indelible traces in the pages of today’s most important novelists, in the West and beyond.  In this course we consider the meaning – and when relevant, the burden – of his global legacy.  Assigned readings include “The Metamorphosis”, The Trial and other seminal works by Kafka alongside an assortment of Kafka-inflected fictions from around the world.

GW Course Equivalency: ENGL 1099 VT: Kafka and World Literature

 

­CM 1005 - INTRO TO WEB AUTHORING  2 credits

Introduces Web publishing in 12 sessions. Students will learn the basics of HTML and the use of at least one HTML editor. Site publishing including file structures, image and sound files will be covered.

GW Course Equivalency: CSCI 1099 VT: Intro to Web Authoring

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­CM 1110 - INTRODUCTION TO FASHION STUDIES  4 credits

This course aims to introduce students to the study of fashion, considered as a multidisciplinary field of analyses. At the intersection of theory and practice, and relying on the key texts of historians, art historians, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists and geographers, this course will examine the relationship between fashion and body, identity, art, industry, media, class, culture, subculture, gender, sex, time, space, religion and politics. With an emphasis on experiential learning and drawing on visual and film sources, on historical and contemporary examples for discussion, this class will provide students with the possibility to question the future of the fashion industry by studying the social and environmental impact of fashion and the role of social change that fashion can play.

GW Course Equivalency: IDIS 1099 VT: Intro to Fashion Studies      ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM 1500 - DIGITAL TOOLKIT: COMMUNICATION DESIGN PRACTICUM  4 credits

In this digital tools training course, students will learn skills and gain hands-on experience with a range of digital publishing tools to build and curate a web platform with compelling, sharable content. They will become familiar with key storytelling platforms and technologies including Wordpress, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. They will acquire hands---on experience with essential software including Adobe's Photoshop, Illustrator, Encoder, and Final Cut Pro; and they will learn to manipulate HTML and CSS with a basic Integrated Design Environment. In this highly hands---on course, students will learn basic web design and work collaboratively to create and launch a dynamic new digital brand online.

GW Course Equivalency: SMPA 1099 VT: Digital Toolkit: Comm Des           ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM 1850 - MAGAZINE JOURNALISM PRACTICUM CCX 2 credits

This workshop trains students in magazine writing and production through hands-on experience working on a high-quality student magazine, the Peacock. Students participate in a newsroom setting in a variety of roles -- from writing and editing to pagination and layout -- to produce the Peacock in both print and online versions. Students will learn researching and writing techniques as well as how to interview and source stories for magazines. They will gain pre-professional experience preparing them for entry-level positions in magazine journalism – whether print publications or online magazines. Note: Up to 8 credits for Journalism Practica can be applied toward the degree. May be taken twice for credit.

GW Course Equivalency: SMPA 2110 Intro to NewsWriting&Reporting      ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM 1852 - VIDEO JOURNALISM PRACTICUM CCX 2 credits

This hands-on workshop trains students in video journalism in a real-time newsroom and production studio setting. Students will gain skills working with video production equipment and editing tools including Final Cut Pro. Students will contribute video journalism pieces to “PTV”, the video platform linked to the student media website where their video work contributes to the content mix of news pieces, video work, and magazine stories.  Students will produce short video stories, narratives and interviews for the site. They will edit video pieces, post on YouTube, and use social media to promote their stories. The course will prepare students for entry-level positions in video journalism and for more advanced AUP courses in video and broadcast journalism. Note: Up to 8 credits for Journalism Practica can be applied toward the degree. May be taken twice for credit.

GW Course Equivalency: SMPA 2112 Intro to Video Production      ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM 2003 - MEDIA INDUSTRIES: STRATEGIES, MARKETS & CONSUMERS  4 credits

This course examines how the media industries – from movies and television to music and magazines – have been transformed by the disruptive impact of the Internet and new forms of consumer behavior. Economic terms such as “creative destruction” will help students understand how the Internet disrupted old media business models and shifted market power to consumers. Case studies include Apple’s impact on the music industry, the emergence of “streaming” services such as Netflix and Spotify, the decline of traditional print-based journalism with the emergence of online platforms, and Amazon’s transformation of the book industry.

GW Course Equivalency: IDIS 1099 VT: Media Ind: Strat, Mkt, Con  ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM 2004 - COMPARATIVE COMMUNICATIONS HISTORY  4 credits

This course provides historical background to understand how contemporary communication practices and technologies have developed and are in the process of developing and reflects on what communication has been in different human societies across time and place. It considers oral and literate cultures, the development of writing systems, of printing, and different cultural values assigned to the image. The parallel rise of mass media and modern western cultural and political forms and the manipulation and interplay of the properties and qualities conveyed by speech, sight, and sound are studied with reference to the printed book, newspapers, photography, radio, cinema, television, new media.

Prerequisite: EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE

GW Course Equivalency: COMM 1099 VT: Comp Hist Communication        ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM 2006 - MEDIA GLOBALIZATION  4 credits

What is globalization? Why study the media? What is the relationship between the media and globalization? What are the consequences of media globalization on our lives and identities? This course critically explores these questions and challenging issues that confront us today. Globalization can be understood as a multi-dimensional, complex process of profound transformations in all spheres – technological, economic, political, social, cultural, intimate and personal. Yet much of the current debates of globalization tend to be concerned with “out there” macro-processes, rather than what is happening “in here,” in the micro-processes of our lives. This course explores both the macro and the micro. It encourages students to develop an enlarged way of thinking – challenging existing paradigms and providing comparative perspectives.

Prerequisite: EN1000 OR EN1010 OR EN2020CCE

GW Course Equivalency: SMPA 1099 VT: Media Globalization         ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM 2051 - COMMUNICATION THEORY & RESEARCH METH. CCR 4 credits

The skills learned in this course will prepare students for upper-division communication courses, and provide students with basic research methods in the field of communication. Students will become familiar with a range of research methods (survey, interview, ethnography, discourse, and political economy.

Prerequisite: EN1000 OR EN1010 OR (EN2020 OR EN2020CCE)

GW Course Equivalency: COMM 3110 Research Methods-Communication            ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM / FM 1019 - PRINCIPLES OF VIDEO PRODUCTION CCDI 4 credits

This course is designed to give you strong technical and conceptual skills in video production. Video and the moving image are everywhere in our world and a solid understanding of how they work will help you use them to pursue questions about the world around you. This course will prepare you for future video work in film, journalism, media and communications, studio art, and can be useful across many other disciplines on campus. You will learn to use the camera to raise questions and will work on several projects, each challenging you to explore new skills. Class time will be divided into lecture, screenings, in-class labs and critique. Outside class readings, shooting, editing and screenings will deepen your understanding.

GW Course Equivalency: SMPA 2112 Intro to Video Production      ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CM /VC 2100 - INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURE  4 credits

This course considers the construction of the visual world and our participation in it.  Through a transcultural survey of materials, contexts and theories, students will learn how visual practices relate to other cultural activities, how they shape identity and environmental basic ways, and how vision functions in correspondence with other senses.

GW Course Equivalency: AH 1099 VT: Intro to Visual Culture          ­ ­­­­­­

 

­CS 1040 - INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING I  4 credits

Introduces the field of computer science and the fundamental concepts of programming from an object-oriented perspective using the programming language Java. Starts with practical problem-solving and leads to the study and analysis of simple algorithms, data types, control structures, and use of simple data structures such as arrays and strings.

GW Course Equivalency: CSCI 1011 Intro to Programming w/ JAVA            ­ ­­­­­­

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EC 2091A – TOPICS: ECONOMICS AND POLITICS OF INEQUALITY 4 credits

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of economic and political inequalities and the interplay between these inequalities and development.

The course first introduces students with the concept of inequality—both vertical (between individuals and households) and horizontal (between groups). It then looks at different types of inequality (economic, social, and political) and how these inequalities affect individual and social welfare.

GW Course Equivalency: ECON 1099 – Topics: Economics and Politics of Inequality

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­FM 1010 - MODERN FILMS & THEIR MEANINGS CCI 4 credits

How do contemporary films make meaning? How does cinematic language convey emotion and raise ideas? how do we, as contemporary spectators, relate to and make sense of the screen? This course, while centered on contemporary films, is an introduction to cinematic language, its techniques, and the social and cultural factors that have made it one of the most influential art forms of our time. Looking at international films from just the last 20 years, we will explore and discover the ways these films creatively explore ideas and look at the technological, economic and political forces that fuel their production. Together with readings and screenings, individual and group assignments will help students deepen their understanding of lectures, readings and films and develop new critical skills and aesthetic understanding.

GW Course Equivalency: FILM 2151 Film Theory      ­ ­­­­­­

 

­FM 2076 - INTRO TO HISTORY OF NARRATIVE FILM II CCI 4 credits

Analyzes classical Hollywood style from the 1940s onwards, looking at the work of some of the masters of the American system including Welles, Wyler, and Hitchcock. Studies postwar Hollywood genres including: film noir, the musical, the comedy, the Western, the gangster film, and sci-fi films. Traces important directions of postwar European Art Cinema (in particular Italian Neo-Realism and the Italian and French New

Waves) and offers a brief overview of ‘new' cinemas worldwide.

Explores the important developments that have taken place in Hollywood from the 1960s through to the present covering topics such as: New Hollywood cinema, the auteur renaissance of the seventies and eighties, neo-noir in the nineties, the digital age, and contemporary cinema.

GW Course Equivalency: FILM 2154 History of World Cinema II      ­ ­­­­­­

 

­FM 2083 - SCORSESE & KUBRICK  4 credits

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • By the end of the course students should be able to analyze film in the American tradition
  • Explore the system in which American films are produced and how this principally commercial enterprise affects style and content of films
  • Gain an overview of the history of American cinema from 1945 to the present through the lens of these specific directors
  • Learn basic ingredients of narrative film story-telling and the relations of story, plot and structure to time and memory in the filmmaking process
  • Think comparatively and critically about the tensions between the studio system and the auteur

GW Course Equivalency: FILM 1099 VT: Scorsese & Kubrick            ­ ­­­­­­

 

­FM 2090 - FILM NOIR  4 credits

Studies America's cinematic myth: Film Noir, a pessimistic style appearing in Hollywood in the 1940s. Films include: The Maltese Falcon, Shadow of a Doubt, The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Touch of Evil, Out of the Past, The Woman in the Window, Murder My Sweet, Force of Evil, Pickup on South Street, and Kiss Me Deadly.

GW Course Equivalency: FILM 1099 VT: Film Noir    ­ ­­­­­­

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FM 3091 – TOPICS: INDIAN CINEMA: BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND: 4 credits

Courses will be developed from time to time which examine various aspects of film studies, focusing on different problems, phenomena, practices and personalities. These are taught by permanent or visiting faculty, and will be generally specific to their specialization.

Indian cinema is a powerful aesthetic and cultural influence in the contemporary world, from the works of great auteurs to the cultural and industrial powerhouse of “Bollywood” cinema. In this course, we will look at Indian cinema from Bollywood and beyond, unpacking the ways in which cinema emerges from an exchange of cultural, national and economic constraints and conditions. In addition to an exploration of Bollywood cinema, we will explore the ways Indian regional cinemas – Tamil, Telegu or Bengali cinemas – relate to Hindi films and how Indian ‘alternative’ film movements relate to commercial production. We will ask, which of these if any, constitute a ‘national cinema' and explore the way genre transforms to negotiate shifting gender roles and other aspects of India cultural life. Finally, we will explore the way Indian cinema influences, and is transformed by its place on the international stage.

GW Course Equivalency: FILM 1099 – Topics: Indian Cinema: Bollywood and Beyond

 

­FR 1100 - FRENCH AND CULTURE I  4 credits

This course is an introduction to French and is intended to help students acquire the basic elements of spoken and written French. Students will learn how to express themselves in everyday life situations. The students’ basic needs for linguistic and cultural information will be the main focus of this course. In class, work will be supplemented by multimedia activities and real-life situations in the city of Paris.

GW Course Equivalency: FREN 1001 Basic French I  ­ ­­­­­­

 

­FR 1200 - FRENCH AND CULTURE II CCF 4 credits

This course is a second semester Elementary French course, a continuation of level FR 1010 with emphasis on acquiring basic level of proficiency in the language and understanding the culture of France and the Francophone world. This course will enable students to improve their comprehension skills through the use of authentic audio and video material and to acquire vocabulary to face situations in their real life in Paris. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are reinforced and special emphasis is placed on pronunciation.In-class work will be supplemented by multimedia activities and real-life situations in the City of Paris.

Prerequisite: FR1100 OR FR1200 OR FR1200CCF

GW Course Equivalency: FREN 1002 Basic French II ­ ­­­­­­

 

­FR 1300 - FRENCH AND CULTURE III CCI 4 credits

The aim of the course is to improve and widen the listening, speaking and writing skills of those taking it, consolidating their knowledge of the full range of basic grammatical structures and broadening their general range of vocabulary.  By the end of the course, students should have reached approximately the level A2 standard on the Common European Framework References for Languages

Prerequisite: FR1200CCF OR FR1300CCI OR FR1200 OR FR1300

GW Course Equivalency: FREN 1099 VT: French Lang & Culture III  ­ ­­­­­­

 

­FR 2100 - FRENCH AND CULTURE IV CCI 4 credits

This course reviews basic and complex sentence patterns in greater depth through discussions on students experience in Paris. Cultural and historical aspects of the French life are introduced. Students will learn additional vocabulary to express opinions, beliefs, doubts and emotions, and are shown various language registers (formal/informal vocabulary and structures) and intonations. Examples are taken from real life situations, film, television, newspaper articles, etc.The four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) will be reinforced.

Prerequisite: FR1300CCI OR FR1300 OR FR2100 OR FR2100CCI

GW Course Equivalency: FREN 1003 Intermediate French I ­ ­­­­­­

 

­FR 2200 - FRENCH AND CULTURE V CCI 4 credits

This high intermediate course will allow students to reach the B1+ CEFR (DELF) competencies by reinforcing and expanding their ability to express themselves, defend an opinion, and debate with others. Special attention is paid to increasing students' ability to form complex sentences to express attitudes, wishes, necessity, doubt, emotions, to link ideas and to speculate. A B1.1 level in French or a passing grade in a French and Culture IV class (FR 2100) is required.

Spontaneously and through active workshops and discussion, they will react and express their point of view on contemporary subjects and questions, such as access to knowledge (university or other) for all, the gaze on information at a time of “fake news” and the over-multiplication of distribution channels (Internet, social networks, etc.), the representation of so-called “visible” minorities in the media sphere, or the consequences of global warming on countries and their inhabitants...

Through learning that is both individual and collective, debates on ideas based on their past and current experiences in and out of class, but also a constant questioning of their representations, students will thus be encouraged to develop, in addition to their linguistic and cultural skills, their critical thinking and to better understand contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: FR2100CCI OR FR2100 OR FR2200 OR FR2200CCI

GW Course Equivalency: FREN 1004 Intermediate French II ­ ­­­­­­

 

­FR 2550 - ADV. GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION  4 credits

(formerly FR307 and FR2055)This course is designed for highly motivated students who plan to enroll in advanced French courses on campus or abroad. Heavy emphasis will be placed on individual work based on customized programs of study in chosen textbooks. Special attention will be given training on various forms of written French as well to a strengthening of the coherent structure of these writings.Class time will be devoted to analyzing the students’ trials and errors, through group discussions, review and quizzes. Taught in French.

Prerequisite: FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI

GW Course Equivalency: FREN 1099 VT: Adv Grammar & Comp     ­ ­­­­­­

 

­GK 1005 - ELEMENTARY ANCIENT GREEK I  4 credits

This is a course for beginners. By reading simple ancient Greek texts and trying to write (or, if you like, speak) some Greek yourself, you learn the first grammar essentials and acquire a basic vocabulary of c. 1000 words. Choice of a particular textbook and specialization on particular aspects, e.g. Greek for students of philosophy, is possible.

GW Course Equivalency: GREK 1099 VT: Elem Ancient Greek I        ­ ­­­­­­

 

­GK 1006 - ELEMENTARY ANCIENT GREEK II  4 credits

This course continues Elementary Ancient Greek I. At the end of the course you will have an overview of the grammar and a basic vocabulary of c. 2000 words. You will learn how to write simple Greek texts yourself and start to read excerpts of original literature. Specialization on certain classes of texts, e.g. Greek tragedies, is possible.

Prerequisite: GK1005 OR GK1005CCI OR GK1005GE100

GW Course Equivalency: GREK 1099 VT: Elem Ancient Greek II       ­ ­­­­­­

 

­GS / PY 2010 - INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND SOCIETY CCI 4 credits

Surveys major issues concerning gender and the science of psychology in an attempt to answer the question: why is there such a gender gap when women and men share more psychological similarities than differences? Topics include: developmental processes and gender; gender roles and stereotypes, biology and gender; cross-cultural perspectives of gender; social-cultural theories of gender; language and gender, emotions and gender, health and gender.

GW Course Equivalency: PSYC 2550 Psychology of Sex Differences ­ ­­­­­­

 

HI 1091 CCI – WOMEN IN WORLD HISTORY I 4 credits

Why do women have less power, make less money, and have fewer opportunities than men do? Why have women’s bodies been controlled, stigmatized, and pathologized? This is the first half of a year-long investigation of the origins and impacts of gender inequality. We start with our pre-agricultural Sapiens ancestors up to the beginning of the early modern period, looking primarily but not exclusively at socio-cultural developments that shaped understandings of gender and the role of women in different cultures around the world.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Students will understand the mechanisms that enabled gender inequality in the transition to and spread of agricultural societies.
  2. Students will understand how the institution of marriage and systems of kinship partially determined women’s roles in society.
  3. Students will be able to articulate and think critically about the implications of assigning periods in historiography.

GW Course Equivalency: HIST 1099 – Women in World History

 

­HI / LW 2030 - INTRO. TO HISTORY, LAW & SOCIETY  4 credits

What role does law play in shaping society? How have courts shaped society, both domestically and internationally? What strategies have people taken to resist unjust laws? Students engage in weekly moot courts that survey gripping historical and contemporary cases, including fugitive slave laws, the death penalty and criminal justice, hate speech, transgender rights, and issues relating to immigration, including asylum and deportation. Readings come from history, literature, sociology, and legal opinions. By the end of this course, students will be able to apply critical approaches to the law to contemporary issues; perform a mock trial, from start to finish; and write persuasive and analytically rigorous papers that demonstrate interdisciplinary thinking.

GW Course Equivalency: HIST 1099 VT: Intro History, Law, Societ & IDIS 1099 VT: Intro to Hist, Law & S  ­ ­­­­­­

 

­HI / ME 1015 - HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST I  4 credits

This course surveys major themes in the ancient (pre-Islamic) and medieval history of the Middle East. It is organized around two parts.  The first surveys successive civilizations and empires that rose in the region or invaded and dominated it, from the Egyptians, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Hittites, the Phoenicians, the Persians, to the Greeks and the Romans/Byzantines. The birth of Judaism and Christianity is presented in this part.  The Second covers the rise of Islam, its expansion and the Caliphate it established from the 7th to the late 13th century, when the Mongol seized Bagdad.

GW Course Equivalency: HIST 3810 History of the Middle East       ­ ­­­­­­

 

­HI / ME 2035 - SITUATING THE MIDDLE EAST II  4 credits

This course covers the religious, cultural and linguistic diversities in the Middle East and North Africa. It exposes students to and familiarizes them with the origin of these diversities and traces its impact and influence on the modern Middle East. The Islamic identity of the region, its signifier, from the eyes of those outside the region is closely examined. The second part of the course turns to the rich linguistic and cultural diversities of the region, their origin, particularities, and their contributions to the identities of different groups. The role of linguistic diversity as both a unifying and a divisive force will be examined, and the region’s homogeneity and heterogeneity and the socio-political implications of cultural institutions are further explored through its literature, painting, calligraphy, food cultures and customs of dress.

GW Course Equivalency: IDIS 1099 VT: Situating the Middle East II ­ ­­­­­­

 

­IL 1010 - ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I  4 credits

Introduces the Italian language with emphasis upon speaking, basic grammatical structure, with a particular focus on culture. Videos, CDs, plus a field trip to Venice, make this class an enjoyable challenge.

GW Course Equivalency: ITAL 1099 VT: Elementary Italian I ­ ­­­­­­

 

­LT 1001 - ELEMENTARY LATIN I  4 credits

This is a Latin course for beginners. By reading simple Latin texts and trying to write (or, if you like, speak) some Latin yourself, you learn the first grammar essentials and acquire a basic passive vocabulary of c. 1000 words. Choice of a particular textbook and specialization on particular aspects, e.g. Medieval Latin, is possible.

GW Course Equivalency: LATN 1099 VT: Elementary Latin I ­ ­­­­­­

 

­LT 1002 - ELEMENTARY LATIN II  4 credits

This course continues Elementary Latin I. At the end of the course you will have an overview of Latin grammar and a basic passive vocabulary of c. 2000 words. You will learn how to write simple Latin texts yourself and start to read excerpts of original literature. Specialization on certain classes of texts, e.g., Latin inscriptions, is possible.

Prerequisite: LT1001 OR LT1001CCI OR LT1001GE100

GW Course Equivalency: LATN 1099 VT: Elementary Latin II            ­ ­­­­­­

 

­MA 2007 - OPERATIONS RESEARCH  4 credits

This course is intended to study the computational methodologies of Linear Programming and its variants and extensions, from the Transportation Problem and the Assignment Model to Network optimisation.

Various types of applications from the fields of Environmental Science (for the determination of the efficient use of scarce resources), Economics, Finance, Advertising... will be investigated and the methods by which useful results are obtainable - together with the reasoning behind the use of these methods  - will be discussed.

Both the mathematical aspects and the use of a software package will be highlighted, each approach reinforcing the other. All classes will be held in the computer lab so as to enhance understanding, favour an interactive approach and develop new insights.

Prerequisite: MA 1010 or above

Prerequisite: 3 Credits From Range [MA1010 To MA2041]

GW Course Equivalency: EMSE 2705 Mathematics in OR     ­ ­­­­­­

 

­MA 2041 - LINEAR ALGEBRA  4 credits

Treats applications in economics and computer science, limited to Euclidean n-space. Topics include: the linear structure of space, vectors, norms and angles, transformations of space, systems of linear equations and their applications, the Gauss-Jordan method, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Uses Mathematica for graphics and algorithms.

Prerequisite: MA1030CCM OR MA1030GE120

GW Course Equivalency: MATH 2184 Linear Algebra I         ­ ­­­­­­

 

ME/ PO 2091B – REFUGESS AND MIGRATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST 4 credits

This course examines the contemporary human geography, history, and politics of the Middle East with regard to patterns of human settlement, migration, refugees and forced displacement. The course covers the region of the Middle East with a broad understanding: from Lebanon to Iraq, from Syria to Egypt and Sudan, from the Arabic Peninsula to Palestine and Turkey.

In the course, we will explore mobility in the Middle East. We will understand how mobility shapes the patterns of human settlement – from the cosmopolitan and segregated cities of the Gulf countries to the across a region characterized by demographic growth, economic and social stagnation, important inequalities within each country and differences in development from one country to another, and political turmoil.

Against the backdrop of contemporary history (beginning of the 20th century until now), we will analyze the relationship between State building and displacement. We will also focus on some of the main conflicts that have propelled millions of people from the Middle East on the roads of exile. The course invites students to understand some of the most tragic humanitarian crises of our time, with a special focus on Palestine and Syria. Involuntary displacement provoked by environmental change will be addressed too.

In doing so, the course provides an introduction to various concepts and theory pertaining:

  • human geography, e.g. cities, urbanization, cosmopolitics; demographic transition; borders and borderlands, etc
  • migration studies
  • transnational studies
  • conflict studies
  • political economy
  • International relations
  • forced migration and refugee studies e.g. the legal frameworks within which migrations and forced migrations operate (national regulations on migrations; the 1951 Convention of Geneva on Refugees and the legal framework of asylum seekers and refugees) and the international / national architecture of protection.

These concepts and approaches are contextualized

GW Course Equivalency: IDIS 1099 – Refugees and Migration in the Middle East

 

­PL 1100 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY I: FROM ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL CCI 4 credits

This course offers an overview of ancient and medieval philosophy. Beginning with the earliest Greek philosophers and ending with the late medieval founding fathers of modern scientific thought, we will read and discuss various answers these thinkers gave to questions such as: 'What is a good life?' or 'How can I reconcile my faith with what reason tells me?' Readings include Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Seneca, Plotinus, Anselm, Avicenna, Abelard, Maimonides, Thomas Aquinas and Nicolaus of Autrecourt.

GW Course Equivalency: PHIL 2111 History of Ancient Philosophy  ­ ­­­­­­

 

­PL 1300 - KNOWING WHY: FORMAL LOGIC AND CAUSAL REASONING CCI 4 credits

You will understand better why you and why others hold the beliefs they do. The course combines a complete introduction to propositional and predicate logic with an overview of types of causal reasoning. You will apply these new skills to analyze and engage with natural language arguments about philosophical topics and other controversial themes of the day.

GW Course Equivalency: PHIL 2045 Introduction to Logic    ­ ­­­­­­

 

­PO 1011 - FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN POLITICS CCR 4 credits

What is politics - the quest for the common good or who gets what, when, and how? We study what defines politics in the modern age: states and nations in the international system, collective action and representation in mass societies, trajectories of democracy and dictatorship, politics and development in the context of capitalism. The course will introduce the student to the concerns, the language and the methods of Political Science.

GW Course Equivalency: PSC 1099 VT: Found of Modern Politics    ­ ­­­­­­

 

­PO 1012 - CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL POLITICS  4 credits

This course examines key analytical and normative challenges of the present: global rebalancing and the emergence or reemergence of postcolonial states, uneven development, the role of culture in world politics, the future of the nation state, the global environmental imperative, mass forced and free migrations, the new landscape of armed conflict, the sources and implications of sharpening social divides, and the challenges to liberal-democratic theory and practice.

GW Course Equivalency: PSC 1099  VT: Challenges of Global Politics          ­ ­­­­­­

 

PO 2012 – INTRO TO POLIT'L GEOGRAPHY & GEOPOLITICS 4 credits

This course investigates how political processes shape human geography and, conversely, how assumptions about places underpin world politics. It presents the main theories of political geography, as well as essential concepts and terminology. It points to the historical contingency of political identities and organizations and reveals how major world events as well as spaces are shaped by everyday politics.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. This is the course that defines and explores in detail the very concept of “global exploration” and comparing worlds. It will help students through a review of the evolution of the field of political geography, to understand the historical contingency of political identities and organizations.
  2. familiarize themselves with thinkers such as Kjellen, Ratzel, Haushofer, McKinder, Mahan, Spykeman, Yves Lacoste, Gerroid O’Tuathail, Edward Saïd, etc., or such institutions as the Royal Geographic Society, the National Geographic Society and similar NGOs, IGOs or educational and scientific institutions (private or governmental) that have advanced geographic knowledge
  3. look at the globe from a completely different perspective. Examples of how students will “see” the world differently will be their introduction to the concept of “representation” applied to politics, cognitive psychology and philosophy and how adopting an alternative representation of the globe profoundly challenges our preconceived visions of maps, “civilization”, geography and all its related topics (transportation, globalization, geopolitics, etc.) and of our entire learning process.
  4. Acquire and mastering scholarly skills and analytical tools: interdisciplinarity / geography epistemology / basic notions in cartograph

GW Course Equivalency: PSC 1099 – Intro to Political Geography & Geopolitics

 

­PO 2031 - WORLD POLITICS  4 credits

This course analyses the basic setting, structure and dynamics of world politics with emphasis on current global problems, practices and processes. In doing so, it introduces the major theoretical approaches to international politics, and uses theory as a methodological tool for analyzing sources of change and causes of conflict and/or cooperation in the global arena.

GW Course Equivalency: PSC 1003 Intro-International Politics        ­ ­­­­­­

 

­PO 2050 - POLITICAL ANALYSIS  4 credits

This course examines the nature of knowledge claims in political science: how we know what we know and how certain we are. Research schools, the nature of description and explanation in political science, and basis issues of quantitative analysis will form the core elements of this course, while substantive themes may vary each year.

GW Course Equivalency: PSC 2101 Scope & Methods in PSc            ­ ­­­­­­

 

­PY 1000 - INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY CCI 4 credits

This course discusses the intellectual foundations of contemporary psychology. Students learn about the concepts, theories and experiments basic to an understanding of the discipline, including classic thought and recent advances in psychology such as psychoanalysis, learning theory,biological mechanisms, developmental, social, cognitive, personality and abnormal psychology.

GW General Education Note: Note:  PSYC 1001 is a prerequisite for all Psychology courses.

GW Course Equivalency: PSYC 1001 General Psychology    

         

PY 2009 – SHATTERED BRAINS, FRACTURED MINDS 4 credits

This course provides knowledge - but also provokes the student's knowledge on the mind-brain relationship. Phenomena in brain-damaged patients teach us how the brain creates our mind. We will talk about how memory, language, visual perception, but also social processes or the body image are represented in the brain. This course is not a standard neuropsychology course and is accessible for non-psychology students.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Describe how brain damage in different parts of the brains leads to abnormalities in behavior.
  2. Describe the main ideas about mind-brain relationship and give critiques to these ideas
  3. Describe what brain plasticity is and how the field has evolved to accept that rehabilitation is possible
  4. Develop critical thinking skills, discussion and self-expression skills, presentation skills, and writing skills.
  5. Discuss the progression and evolution of the understanding of neurological disorders – from the first case to current cases and how they are treated
  6. Understand neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s Dementia, Epilepsy, and Autism
  7. Understand the effects of the environment, stress and drugs on the brain-mind relationship.

GW Course Equivalency: PSYC 1099 – Shattered Brains, Fractured Minds

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­PY 2020 - RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY  4 credits

Students will learn the basics of doing experimental research in psychology, including the ethics of working with human subjects, researching ideas in the scholarly literature, and designing and interpreting research findings. The principles learned here apply in many domains where research is employed to describe and understand persons and social reality. MA1020 is recommended as a prerequisite.

Prerequisite: PY1000CCI

Corequisite: PY2020LLAB

GW Course Equivalency: PSYC 2101 Research Methods-Psychology            ­ ­­­­­­

 

­PY 2022 - PERSONALITY & INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES  4 credits

Personality addresses central psychological questions on how persons think, feel and act. This course provides students with a solid foundation in the basics of theory and research in personality psychology. Students will be introduced to classic and contemporary perspectives in the field, continuing controversies and debates and the rationale and techniques for personality assessment. PY1000 is recommended as a prerequisite.

GW Course Equivalency: PSYC 1099 VT: Personality & Indiv Diff

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