Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Courses

Below is a listing of the courses G-RAP will offer in Fall 2013. Students who join the RAP will register for these classes with assistance from our program manager at summer orientation before the semester begins.

Course CodeCourse NameFacultyRoomDaysTimeA&S Core RequirementFaculty Email
ANTH 1135Exploring a Non-Western Culture: The AndesCarol ConzelmanArnett N200T/Th2:00-3:15pmHuman Diversityconzelma@colorado.edu
ANTH 2010Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1Paul SandbergArnett N200MWF12:00-12:50pmNatural Sciencepaul.sandberg@colorado.edu
DNCE 1027Introduction to Dance and CultureMarissa HalloArnett N200T/Th12:30-1:45pmLiterature and the Artsmarissa.hallo@colorado.edu
ECON 2010Principles of MicroeconomicsSheena MurrayArnett N200T/Th;
Contemporary Societiessheena.murray@colorado.edu
GSAP 1500Community EngagementCarol ConzelmanArnett N200W6:00-6:50pmN/Aconzelma@colorado.edu
HIST 2100Revolution in History: RussiaNancy VavraArnett N207MWF12:00-12:50pmHistorical Contextnancy.vavra@colorado.edu
HIST 2126Modern U.S. Politics and DiplomacyMelanie SissonArnett N200T/Th11:00-12:15pmU.S. Context or Contemporary Societiesmelanie.sisson@colorado.edu
IAFS 1000Global Issues & International AffairsCarol ConzelmanArnett N207TTh;
Contemporary Societiesconzelma@colorado.edu
PHIL 1000Introduction to PhilosophyThomas MetcalfArnett N200MWF2:00-2:50pmIdeals and Valuesthomas.metcalf@colorado.edu
PSCI 1101American Political SystemVanessa BairdArnett N200MWF10:00-10:50amU.S. Context or Contemporary Societiesvanessa.baird@Colorado.edu
PSCI 2223Introduction to International RelationsJaroslav TirArnett N200T/Th9:30-10:45amContemporary Sciencesjtir@Colorado.edu
SPAN 1150Intensive First Year SpanishScott SpanbauerArnett N207MWF9:00 - 10:20amMAPS Language Requirementscott.spanbauer@colorado.edu
WRTG 1150First Year Writing & RhetoricJim WalkerArnett N207T/Th9:30-10:45amWritten Communicationjames.f.walker@colorado.edu


**KEY: COURSE CODE, course number-section number, (credits), course title, course meeting days and time, instructor**


ANTH 1135-130R (3). Exploring a Non-Western Culture: The Andes, T/Th 2:00-3:15 pm, Dr. Carol Conzelman

Explores the deep history, rich cultures, and complex politics of the Andean region of South America, which includes the nations of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. From the ancient Tiwanaku civilization to the Inka Empire, from the Spanish Conquest to modern democracies, we will consider how Andean cultural traditions have persisted despite centuries of indigenous peoples being marginalized and exploited, and how indigenous values are now changing the face of politics. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.


ANTH 2010-130R (3). Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1, MWF 12:00-12:50 pm, Dr. Paul Sandberg

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 1027-130R (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 2010-130R, 131R (4). Principles of Microeconomics, Lecture: T/Th 3:30-4:45 pm, Recitation: W 1:00-1:50pm, Dr. Sheena Murray

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.


GSAP 1500-130R (1). Community Engagement, W 6:00-6:50 pm, Dr. Carol Conzelman

Facilitates community-level service and volunteer opportunities in the University, Boulder-Denver area, and Colorado communities for first-year students. Participants will learn how to conduct basic community research and will design their own volunteer, service, or internship plan in conjunction with the instructor and the class, targeting a university center, community nonprofit, local business, government agency, or international institution. Restricted to G-RAP Fellows and Resident Advisors for the fall semester.


HIST 2100-130R (3). Revolution in History: Russia, MWF 12:00-12:50 pm, Dr. Nancy Vavra

Examines the causes, character, and significance of a major political revolution in modern history. In this course, students will study the Russian Revolutions of 1917, beginning with an overview of Imperial Russia and ending in the late 1930s with Stalin’s “revolution from above.” How and why a communist regime replaced a 300 year old dynasty will be the central focus of the course. Questions explored include: What conditions precipitated the revolution? Was revolution inevitable? Who participated? How did individuals affect the course and influence the outcome? Did revolution fulfill or abandon its promise to the Russian people? History majors are restricted from taking this course. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: historical context.


HIST 2126-130R (3). Modern U.S. Politics and Diplomacy: The Road to 9/11, T/Th 11:00 am-12:15 pm, Dr. Melanie Sisson

Explores the history leading up to the attacks of 9/11, and its aftermath.  We will study the nature of U.S. involvement in the Muslim world since 1945; learn about the rise of Muslim extremism; review the events of 9/11; examine the United States’ response to it at home and abroad; and think critically about what these actions, events, and policies mean for international politics today. History majors are restricted from taking this course. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: United States context or contemporary societies.


IAFS 1000-130R (4). Global Issues and International Affairs: Globalization through an Anthropological Lens, Lecture: T/Th 11:00-12:15 pm, Recitation: W 11:00-11:50 am, 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.


PHIL 1000-130R (3). Introduction to Philosophy, MWF 2:00-2:50 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 1101-130R (3). The American Political System, MWF 10:00-10:50 am, Dr. Vanessa Baird
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 2223-130R (3). Introduction to International Relations, T/Th 9:30-10:45 am, Dr. Jaroslav Tir
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 1150-130R (5). Intensive First Year Spanish, MWF 9:00-10:20 am, Scott Spanbauer
Presents in a single semester the material normally covered in the two-semester SPAN 1010 and 1020 sequence. This course is designed for motivated foreign language students with some background in Spanish who are not yet prepared for a 2000-level Spanish class. It uses a variety of language teaching approaches to help the student work toward mastery of all four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Credit not granted for this course and SPAN 1010 or 1020. Fulfills MAPS foreign language requirement. Fulfills 1000-level foreign language requirement for IAFS majors with geographic concentration: Latin America.


WRTG 1150-130R (3). First-Year Writing and Rhetoric, T/Th 9:30-10:45 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.