Fall 2012

Fall 2012 Courses

Course CodeCourse NameFacultyRoomDaysTimeA&S Core RequirementFaculty Email
ANTH 1200Culture and PowerCarol ConzelmanSmith S205TTh2:00-3:15pmContemporary Societiesconzelma@colorado.edu
ANTH 2010Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1James LoudonSmith S200CTTh12:30-1:45pmNatural Science (Part 1 of sequence)james.loudon@colorado.edu
DNCE 1027Introduction to Dance and CultureMarissa HalloSmith S205TTh12:30-1:45pmLiterature and the Artsmarissa.hallo@colorado.edu
ECON 2010Principles of MicroeconomicsBarry ClarkSmith S200CTTh3:30-5:30pmContemporary Societiesbarry.clark@colorado.edu
GRMN 2503Fairy Tales of GermanyAnn SchmiesingSmith S205MW12:15-1:30pmLiterature and the Artsann.schmiesing@colorado.edu
HIST 2126Modern U.S. Politics and DiplomacyJessica MartinSmith S200CTTh2:00-3:15pmU.S. Context
Contemporary Societies
IAFS 1000Global Issues and International AffairsCarol ConzelmanSmith S205TTh10:00am-12:00pmContemporary Societiesconzelma@colorado.edu
IPHY 2420Nutrition for Health and PerformanceDonna LouieSmith S200CMWF2:00-2:50pmNatural Sciencedonna.louie@colorado.edu
PHIL 1000Introduction to PhilosophyThomas MetcalfSmith S200CMWF3:00-3:50pmIdeals and Valuesthomas.metcalf@colorado.edu
PSCI 1101The American Political SystemJanet DonavanSmith S200CMWF12:00-12:50pmU.S. Context
Contemporary Societies
PSCI 2223Introduction to International RelationsAysegul AydinSmith S200CTTh9:30-10:45amContemporary Societiesaysegul.aydin@colorado.edu
SPAN 1010Beginning Spanish 1Scott SpanbauerSmith S200CMTWTF11:00-11:50amFulfills MAPS Foreign Language Requirementscott.spanbauer@colorado.edu
WRTG 1150First Year Writing and RhetoricJim WalkerSmith S205MWF9:00-9:50amWritten Communicationjames.f.walker@colorado.edu


ANTH 1200-705 (3). Culture and Power, T/Th 2:00-3:15 pm, Dr. Carol Conzelman

Explores the concept of democracy, a theme that is embedded in and representative of both culture and power. An anthropological approach to the study of democracy allows us to unpack our shifting ideas and societal norms to incorporate a historical cultural context, and to consider the relationship between individual behavior and social structure. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.


ANTH 2010-705 (3). Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1, T/Th 12:30-1:45 pm, Dr. James Loudon

Detailed consideration of human biology, the place of humans in the animal kingdom, primate ecology, and fossil evidence for human evolution. Required for ANTH majors. Meets MAPS requirement for natural science: non-lab. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.


DNCE 1027-705 (3). Introduction to Dance and Culture, T/Th 12:30-1:45 pm, Dr. Marissa Hallo

Provides an introduction to and an overview of the study of dance in cultures throughout the world. In addition to a theoretical component, students will have opportunities to engage in dance through physical experiences and as observers. By studying dances’ historical, political, environmental, religious, and social contexts, students will gain insight into how dance serves as a powerful reflection of people’s ways of life. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.


ECON 2010-705 (4). Principles of Microeconomics, T/Th 3:30-5:30 pm, Dr. Barry Clark

Examines basic concepts of microeconomics, or the behavior and the interactions of individuals, firms, and government. Topics include determining economic problems, how consumers and businesses make decisions, how markets work and how they fail, and how government actions affect markets. Meets MAPS requirements for social sciences: general. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.


ENGL 1800 (3). American Ethnic Literatures, T/Th 3:30-4:45 pm, Dr. John Escobedo
Introduces significant fiction by ethnic Americans. Explores both the literary and the cultural elements that distinguish work by these writers. Emphasizes materials from Native American, African American, and Chicano traditions. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.


GRMN 2503 (3). Fairy Tales of Germany, MW 12:15-1:30 pm, Dr. Ann Schmiesing
Explores the origins, cultural significance, stylistic and thematic features of the German fairy tale, with emphasis on the Brothers Grimm; on artistic fairy tales by Goethe, Tieck, Brentano, and others; and, on modern retellings in literature and popular culture. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.


HIST 2126-705 (3). Modern U.S. Politics and Diplomacy: The Road to 9/11, T/Th 2:00-3:15 pm, Dr. Jessica Martin

Explores the history leading up to- and away from- the attacks of 9/11 within an American framework. Topics to be covered include: America’s relationship with key countries since 1945; the rise of Muslim extremism; modern terrorism and its meaning; the importance of oil; and the events of 9/11 and the Bush Administration’s response to it, at home and abroad. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context and contemporary societies.

IAFS 1000-705 (4). Introduction to International Affairs & Global Issues: Globalization through an Anthropological Lens, T/Th 10:00-12:00 pm, Dr. Carol Conzelman                                                     

Offers students the opportunity to explore the critical issues that are currently shaping and being shaped by the world’s political, economic, and cultural systems: climate change, civil society, social movements, the political economy of war, global commodities, transnational migration, and the war on drugs. Students will examine the interplay between the local and the global, and between individual and collective agency and social structure, always with a historical perspective. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.


IPHY 2420 (3). Nutrition for Health and Performance, MWF 2:00-2:50 pm, Dr. Donna Louie
Focuses on the basic anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of nutrition. Topics include weight management, the role of diet and lifestyle in disease prevention, specific nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, nutrition standards and guidelines, sports nutrition recommendations, agricultural practices, and food policy issues. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural sciences.


PHIL 1000 (3). Introduction to Philosophy, MWF 3:00-3:50 pm, Dr. Thomas Metcalf 
Introduces fundamental topics of philosophy, e.g., knowledge, truth, universals, self, the mind-body problem, time, God, and value. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.


PSCI 1101 (3). The American Political System, MWF 12:00-12:50 pm, Dr. Janet Donavan
Emphasizes interrelations among levels and branches of government, formal and informal institutions, processes, and behavior. Meets MAPS requirement for social science: general or U.S. history. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context or contemporary societies.


PSCI 2223 (3). Introduction to International Relations, T/Th 9:30-10:45 am, Dr. Aysegul Aydin
Introduces the field of international relations, with general survey of the theories, histories, and problems of historical and contemporary relations among state and non-state actors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.


SPAN 1010 (5). Beginning Spanish 1, MTWThF 11:00-11:50 am, Instructor Scott Spanbauer
Offers students a firm command of Spanish grammar. Grammar is used as a point of departure for development of oral skills. Reading and writing are stressed to a lesser degree. Attendance at the language laboratory may be mandatory. Credit not granted for this course and SPAN 1150. Fulfills MAPS foreign language requirement.


WRTG 1150 (3). First-Year Writing and Rhetoric, MWF 9:00-9:50 am, Dr. Jim Walker
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.