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CONVERSATION THROUGH HISPANIC CINEMA (15-334)

An intermediate level course designed to improve conversational Spanish skills through the discussion of movies from around the Spanish-speaking world. Although the course focuses on conversational Spanish, it also offers a review of Spanish grammar and allows for practice with written and presentational Spanish as well. Watch Course Trailer »

Drawing II
DRAWING II: INTERMEDIATE (70-224)

Figure drawing with an emphasis on the enduring historical and aesthetic significance of figurative art. Models will be provided for the study of proportion, structure and articulation of the human body as the formal means toward expressive drawing. Prerequisite: Art 70-114. Lab required. Watch Course Trailer »

World Cinema
WORLD CINEMA (10-514)

A history of narrative film from its origins to the present with an emphasis upon European, Asian, Indian and Third World cinema. Cultural contexts and technological evolution are emphasized. German cinema of the Weimar Period, Soviet Silent Cinema and the Theory of Montage, Italian Neorealism, the French New Wave, the Japanese Postwar Renaissance and emergent Third World Cinema are among the organizing principles of this survey. Watch Course Trailer »

Flipped Calculus
FLIPPED CALCULUS I (52-154-01)

This is a first course in single variable differential and integral calculus. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications. The overarching theme is to sharpen students' thinking and modes of analysis in and beyond calculus. This special flipped-class section requires students to independently engage in the subject outside of class through videos and on-line challenges. Watch Course Trailer »

RESEARCH METHODS I (09-204)

This course is designed to teach the basic concepts of research methods used in the study of animal behavior. Learning objectives of this course seek to help students think critically in approaching problems, to provide hands-on experience with a variety of methodological techniques, to train students to analyze and interpret the results of a research study, and to enable students to communicate research findings to a scientific audience. Watch Course Trailer »