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    Vassar College
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018

Course Descriptions


 

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 244 - Genetics and Genomics
   •  BIOL 248 - Evolutionary Genetics
   •  BIOL 272 - Biochemistry
   •  BIOL 275 - Paleontology and the Fossil Record
   •  BIOL 276 - Plants and Plant Communities of the Hudson Valley
   •  BIOL 288 - Epidemiology
   •  BIOL 290 - Field Work
   •  BIOL 298 - Independent Work

Biology: III. Advanced

Two units of 200-level biology are prerequisites for entry into 300-level courses; see each course for specific courses required or exceptions.

   •  BIOL 303 - Senior Research
   •  BIOL 316 - Seminar in Neurobiology
   •  BIOL 323 - Seminar in Cell and Molecular Biology
   •  BIOL 324 - Molecular Biology
   •  BIOL 340 - Experimental Animal Behavior
   •  BIOL 352 - Conservation Biology
   •  BIOL 353 - Bioinformatics
   •  BIOL 355 - Ecology and Evolution of Sexual Reproduction
   •  BIOL 356 - Aquatic Ecology
   •  BIOL 370 - Immunology
   •  BIOL 375 - Sensory Ecology
   •  BIOL 377 - Advanced Research Methods
   •  BIOL 378 - Engaging Biologists and Their Research
   •  BIOL 379 - Today's News in Biology
   •  BIOL 380 - Biomechanics
   •  BIOL 381 - Topics in Ecosystem Ecology - Ecosystem Structure and Function
   •  BIOL 382 - Animal Communication
   •  BIOL 383 - Hormones and Behavior
   •  BIOL 386 - Stem Cell Biology
   •  BIOL 387 - Symbiotic Interactions
   •  BIOL 388 - Virology
   •  BIOL 389 - Cardiovascular Physiology and Epidemiology
   •  BIOL 399 - Senior Independent Work

Chemistry: I. Introductory

   •  CHEM 108 - General Chemistry
   •  CHEM 109 - General Chemistry
   •  CHEM 125 - Chemical Principles
   •  CHEM 135 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 145 - Chemistry Research Techniques
   •  CHEM 146 - The Culture and Chemistry of Cuisine
   •  CHEM 198 - Freshmen Independent Research

Chemistry: II. Intermediate

   •  CHEM 244 - Organic Chemistry: Structure and Properties
   •  CHEM 245 - Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Mechanisms
   •  CHEM 255 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 272 - Biochemistry
   •  CHEM 275 - Computational Methods in Chemistry
   •  CHEM 290 - Field Work
   •  CHEM 297 - Reading Course
   •  CHEM 298 - Independent Research

Chemistry: III. Advanced

   •  CHEM 300 - Senior Thesis
   •  CHEM 323 - Protein Chemistry
   •  CHEM 324 - Molecular Biology
   •  CHEM 325 - Topics in Biochemistry
   •  CHEM 326 - Inorganic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 342 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 350 - Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics
   •  CHEM 352 - Physical Chemistry: Molecular Structure
   •  CHEM 357 - Chemical Physics
   •  CHEM 362 - Instrumental Analysis
   •  CHEM 365 - Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds
   •  CHEM 370 - Advanced Laboratory
   •  CHEM 372 - Integrated Chemistry Laboratory
   •  CHEM 373 - Integrated Chemistry Laboratory
   •  CHEM 375 - Aquatic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 382 - Special Topics in Organic Chemistry: Introduction to Polymer Chemistry
   •  CHEM 399 - Senior Independent Research

Chinese/Japanese: I. Introductory

   •  CHJA 120 - Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Literature
   •  CHJA 121 - Introduction to Zen: Literature and Culture

Chinese/Japanese: II. Intermediate

   •  CHJA 290 - Field Work
   •  CHJA 298 - Independent Study

Chinese/Japanese: III. Advanced

   •  CHJA 300 - Senior Thesis
   •  CHJA 301 - Senior Thesis
   •  CHJA 302 - Senior Project
   •  CHJA 303 - Senior Project
   •  CHJA 304 - Senior Project
   •  CHJA 351 - Special Topics in Chinese and Japanese Literature and Culture
   •  CHJA 361 - Chinese and Japanese Drama and Theatre
   •  CHJA 362 - Senior Seminar: Women in Japanese and Chinese Literature
   •  CHJA 366 - Seminar in Transcending the Limit: Literary Theory in the East-West Context
   •  CHJA 399 - Senior Independent Work

College Course: I. Introductory

   •  CLCS 100 - The Theater of Chekhov and Stanislavski: Higher, Lighter, Simpler, More Joyful
   •  CLCS 101 - Civilization in Question
   •  CLCS 182 - Lost in Translation?: Writing the New Self in a Different Language
   •  CLCS 183 - Vassar For Veterans
   •  CLCS 186 - The Western Literary Tradition: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages

College Course: II. Intermediate

   •  CLCS 290 - Field Work
   •  CLCS 298 - Independent Research

College Course: III. Advanced

   •  CLCS 301 - History, Memory, and Legacies of the Holocaust
   •  CLCS 302 - Adaptations
   •  CLCS 383 - Reimagining the Refugee Crisis
   •  CLCS 384 - Transnational Queer: Genders, Sexualities, Identities
   •  CLCS 386 - Refugee Crisis and the Transnational Classroom

Computer Science: I. Introductory

   •  CMPU 101 - Computer Science I: Problem-Solving and Abstraction
   •  CMPU 102 - Computer Science II: Data Structures and Algorithms
   •  CMPU 145 - Foundations of Computer Science

Computer Science: II. Intermediate

   •  CMPU 203 - Computer Science III: Software Design and Implementation
   •  CMPU 224 - Computer Organization
   •  CMPU 235 - Programming Languages
   •  CMPU 240 - Language Theory and Computation
   •  CMPU 241 - Analysis of Algorithms
   •  CMPU 245 - Declarative Programming Models
   •  CMPU 250 - Modeling, Simulation and Analysis
   •  CMPU 290 - Field Work
 

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