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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Course Descriptions


 

Asian Studies: III. Advanced

 Asian Studies Senior Seminar

The Senior Seminar addresses topics and questions that engage several areas of Asia and Asian Studies as a discipline. Topic may change yearly. The senior seminar is a required course for Asian Studies senior majors; ordinarily it may be taken by other students as well.

   •  ASIA 302 - Senior Thesis
   •  ASIA 306 - Women's Movements in Asia
   •  ASIA 310 - Mao's China in the World: War, Science and Legitimacy
   •  ASIA 320 - Studies in Sacred Texts
   •  ASIA 332 - Tantra Seminar
   •  ASIA 337 - Indian National Cinema
   •  ASIA 339 - Contemporary Southeast Asian Cinemas
   •  ASIA 341 - The Goddess Traditions of India, China and Tibet
   •  ASIA 345 - Violent Frontiers: Colonialism and Religion in the Nineteenth Century
   •  ASIA 351 - Special Topics in Chinese and Japanese Literature and Culture
   •  ASIA 358 - Seminar in Asian Art
   •  ASIA 362 - Senior Seminar: Women in Japanese and Chinese Literature
   •  ASIA 363 - Decolonizing International Relations
   •  ASIA 364 - The West in Japanese Literature since the Nineteenth Century
   •  ASIA 365 - Imagining Asia and the Island Pacific
   •  ASIA 366 - Seminar in Transcending the Limit: Literary Theory in the East-West Context
   •  ASIA 368 - The Court, Consorts, and Courtesans
   •  ASIA 369 - Masculinities: Global Perspectives
   •  ASIA 375 - The I-Ching: China's Great Text of Divinatory Wisdom
   •  ASIA 385 - Asian Healing Traditions
   •  ASIA 387 - Modern China: Wealth, Power and Revolution
   •  ASIA 399 - Senior Independent Study

Astronomy: I. Introductory

   •  ASTR 101 - Solar System Astronomy
   •  ASTR 105 - Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology
   •  ASTR 150 - Life in the Universe

Astronomy: II. Intermediate

   •  ASTR 220 - Stellar Astrophysics
   •  ASTR 230 - Planetary and Space Science
   •  ASTR 240 - Observational Astronomy
   •  ASTR 290 - Field Work
   •  ASTR 298 - Independent Work

Astronomy: III. Advanced

   •  ASTR 300 - Senior Thesis
   •  ASTR 301 - Senior Thesis
   •  ASTR 302 - Senior Thesis
   •  ASTR 320 - Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium
   •  ASTR 322 - Galaxies and Galactic Structure
   •  ASTR 340 - Advanced Observational Astronomy
   •  ASTR 399 - Senior Independent Work

Athletics and Physical Education: I. Introductory

   •  PHED 101 - Indoor Rowing
   •  PHED 110 - Introduction to Athletic Injury Care
   •  PHED 111 - Weight Training
   •  PHED 115 - Triathlon Training
   •  PHED 121 - Bowling
   •  PHED 125 - Beginning Golf I
   •  PHED 126 - Beginning Golf II
   •  PHED 130 - Beginning Badminton
   •  PHED 135 - Flag Football
   •  PHED 137 - Fundamentals of Soccer
   •  PHED 140 - Beginning Basketball
   •  PHED 142 - Fencing Fundamentals
   •  PHED 144 - Intermediate Fencing
   •  PHED 145 - Volleyball Fundamentals
   •  PHED 150 - Beginning Swimming I
   •  PHED 151 - Beginning Swimming II
   •  PHED 190 - Fundamentals of Conditioning
   •  PHED 191 - Beginning Squash I
   •  PHED 192 - Beginning Squash II
   •  PHED 193 - Beginning Tennis
   •  PHED 197 - Low Intermediate Tennis

Athletics and Physical Education: II. Intermediate

   •  PHED 210 - Nutrition and Exercise
   •  PHED 225 - Intermediate Golf I
   •  PHED 226 - Intermediate Golf II
   •  PHED 230 - Intermediate Badminton
   •  PHED 250 - Intermediate Swimming I
   •  PHED 251 - Intermediate Swimming II
   •  PHED 270 - Intermediate Squash I
   •  PHED 271 - Intermediate Squash II
   •  PHED 272 - Intermediate Tennis I
   •  PHED 273 - Intermediate Tennis II
   •  PHED 290 - Field Work
   •  PHED 297 - Reading Course
   •  PHED 298 - Independent Work

Athletics and Physical Education: III. Advanced

   •  PHED 320 - Varsity Athletics
   •  PHED 378 - Advanced Swimming and Aquatic Conditioning
   •  PHED 379 - Intensive Lifeguard Training
   •  PHED 390 - Water Safety Instructor's Course
   •  PHED 393 - Advanced Tennis
   •  PHED 399 - Senior Independent Work

Biochemistry

   •  BIOC 290 - Field Work
   •  BIOC 298 - Independent Work
   •  BIOC 300 - Senior Thesis Research
   •  BIOC 377 - Senior Laboratory in Macromolecule Function
   •  BIOC 399 - Senior Independent Work

Biology: I. Introductory

   •  BIOL 105 - Introduction to Biological Processes
   •  BIOL 106 - Introduction to Biological Investigation
   •  BIOL 141 - Introduction to Statistical Reasoning
   •  BIOL 172 - Microbial Wars
   •  BIOL 178 - Special Projects in Biology

Biology: II. Intermediate

Prerequisites for 200-level courses are BIOL 106  and either BIOL 105 , AP Biology with a 4 or 5 AP score, or IB higher level 5, 6 or 7 test score, unless otherwise noted.

   •  BIOL 202 - Plant Physiology and Development
   •  BIOL 205 - Introduction to Microbiology
   •  BIOL 208 - Plant Diversity and Evolution
   •  BIOL 217 - Human Physiology
   •  BIOL 218 - Cellular Structure and Function
   •  BIOL 226 - Animal Structure and Diversity
   •  BIOL 228 - Animal Physiology
   •  BIOL 232 - Developmental Biology
   •  BIOL 238 - Molecular Genetics
   •  BIOL 241 - Ecology
   •  BIOL 244 - Genetics and Genomics
   •  BIOL 248 - Evolutionary Genetics
   •  BIOL 272 - Biochemistry
 

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