Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Courses

Course CodeCourse NameFacultyRoomDaysTimeA&S Core RequirementFaculty Email
ANTH 1135Exploring a Non-Western Culture: The AndesCarol ConzelmanSmith S200CT/Th2:00-3:15pmHuman Diversityconzelma@colorado.edu
ANTH 1150Exploring a Non-Western Culture: Regional Cultures of AfricaLaura DeLucaSmith S205T/Th3:30-4:45pmHuman Diversitylaura.deluca@colorado.edu
ANTH 2020Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2James LoudonSmith S200CT/Th12:30-1:45pmNatural Sciencejames.loudon@colorado.edu
ECON 2020Principles of MacroeconomicsBarry ClarkSmith S200CT/Th; W3:30-4:45pm; 3:00-3:50pmContemporary Societiesbarry.clark@colorado.edu
GSAP 1000World Politics & Society: 9/11 & AfterJessica MartinSmith S205T/Th12:30-1:45pmN/Ajessica.martin@colorado.edu
GSAP 1500Community EngagementCarol ConzelmanSmith S205W3:00-3:50pmN/Aconzelma@colorado.edu
HIST 2220History of War & Society: The Early Cold WarJessica MartinSmith S205T/Th2:00-3:15pmU.S. Context or Contemporary Societiesjessica.martin@colorado.edu
HIST 2516America through BaseballTom ZeilerSmith S205T/Th11:00-12:15pmU.S. Contextthomas.zeiler@colorado.edu
IAFS 1000Global Issues & International Affairs: Globalization through an Anthropological LensCarol ConzelmanSmith S200CTTh; W11:00-12:15pm; 11:00-11:50amContemporary Societiesconzelma@colorado.edu
PHIL 1400Philosophy & the SciencesThomas MetcalfSmith S205MWF1:00-1:50pmNatural Sciencethomas.metcalf@colorado.edu
PSCI 2012Introduction to Comparative PoliticsAmy LiuSmith S200CT/Th9:30-10:45amContemporary Societiesamy.liu@colorado.edu
PSCI 4193International Political EconomyMoonhawk KimSmith S205TTh9:30-10:45amContemporary Societiesmoonhawk.kim@colorado.edu
RLST 2620Religions of East AsiaLucas CarmichaelSmith S205MWF12:00-12:50pmIdeals & Valueslucas.carmichael@colorado.edu
SPAN 1150Intensive First Year SpanishScott SpanbauerSmith S200CMWF9:00 - 10:20amMAPS Foreign Language
1000-Level Req. for IAFS Majors
scott.spanbauer@colorado.edu
WRTG 1150First Year Writing & RhetoricJim WalkerSmith S205MWF10:00-10:50amWritten Communicationjames.f.walker@colorado.edu

 

ANTH 1135-705 (3). 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 1150-705 (3). Regional Cultures of Africa, T/Th 3:30-4:45 pm
Dr. Laura DeLuca

Explores African people and cultures. This course applies an anthropological perspective to an understanding of contemporary issues in three African contexts: Sudan, South Africa and Tanzania. Africa is an enormous continent comprised of more than 50 countries, over a billion people, more than 800 ethnic groups, and almost 2,000 languages. Obviously, a semester-long course will not be able to cover each and every interesting aspect of the African continent. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.

ANTH 2020-705 (3). Intro to Physical Anthropology 2, T/Th 12:30-1:45 pm
Dr. James Loudon

Focuses on humans as a biological species. We will examine human evolution, human variation, and human adaptations to environmental pressures. Our focus on human biology will span from genetics and organismal biology to human populations. In terms of human variation, will we investigate human body shapes, skin colors, and topics of race, sex and gender, and intelligence. These topics will be discussed in the context of human cultural and social constructs. Lastly, we will examine issues of nutrition and epidemiology and the human diseases found throughout the world. Approved for arts and sciences CORE curriculum: natural science. 

ECON 2020-705 (4). Principles of Macroeconomics, T/Th 3:30-4:45 pm, Recitation W 3:00-3:50 pm
Dr. Barry Clark

Provides an overview of the economy, examining the flows of resources and outputs and the factors determining the levels of income and prices. Explores policy problems of inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. Prerequisite: ECON 2010. Approved for arts and sciences CORE curriculum: contemporary societies.

GSAP 1000-705 (3). World Politics & Society: 9/11 and After, T/Th 12:30-1:45 pm
Dr. Jessica Martin

Explores 9/11 and its geopolitical legacies: what did 9/11 engender, in terms of world affairs? Why was it seen as a watershed moment in U.S. foreign relations and international affairs? Should it have been? What’s the meaning of 9/11, in terms of America’s global position? In terms of Islam and the Islamic world? In terms of the future of international society? Overall, this course is designed to give you background and context for one of the most important issues of our time.

GSAP 1500-705 (1). Community Engagement, W 3:00-3:50 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.

HIST 2220-705 (3). History of War & Society: The Early Cold War, T/Th 2:00-3:15 pm
Dr. Jessica Martin

Deepens knowledge of some of the most important events, people, ideas, and issues in America during the early Cold War period (1945-1960). We will look at the historical particulars of how and why the Cold War came to be, but the majority of the course will be dedicated to understanding how major cultural and political themes (including consensus, anti-communism, Christianity, civil rights, children’s role in society) rose to prominence and evolved over the course of the 1950s. You’ll never see “Leave It to Beaver” the same way again! Approved for arts and sciences CORE curriculum: United States context or contemporary societies.

HIST 2516-705 (3). America through Baseball, T/Th 11:00-12:15 pm
Dr. Tom Zeiler

Explains how baseball fits into the larger American and international social, cultural, economic, political, and historical contexts from the nineteenth century to the present. Approved for arts and sciences CORE curriculum: United States context.

IAFS 1000-705 (4). Global Issues & International Affairs: Globalization through an Anthropological Lens, T/Th 11:00-12:15 pm, Recitation W 11:00-11:50 am
Dr. Carol Conzelman

Encompasses political science, anthropology, geography, economics, and history as an introductory course to the international affairs major. Globalization is a force that has generated integration and prosperity for many, but it has also harmed people and environments around the world. We will explore critical issues that are currently shaping and being shaped by the world’s political, economic, and cultural systems, including global commodities, climate change, international development, transnational migration, popular uprisings, and the war on drugs. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

PHIL 1400-705 (3). Philosophy & the Sciences, MWF 1:00-1:50 pm
Dr. Thomas Metcalf

Explores the following philosophical questions (and more!): What is science? Why do we trust astronomy but not astrology? How does science make progress? Is it possible to make unbiased scientific observations? What do relativity and quantum mechanics imply about philosophical issues, such as life after death and the role of the observer? Are electrons real, or are they just useful theoretical fictions? Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.

PSCI 2012-705 (3). Intro to Comparative Politics, T/Th 9:30-10:45 am
Dr. Amy Liu

Presents the major themes and issues of comparative politics through the examination of four exciting countries: the Federal Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, and the People’s Republic of China. In each case, the student will not only become familiar with the politics within each country, but will understand how the political theories and concepts of comparative politics work in the real world. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

PSCI 4193-705 (3). International Political Economy, T/Th 9:30-10:45 am
Dr. Moonhawk Kim

Explores domestic and international political causes and consequences of the international economy. Trade. Money. Finance. Investment. Crises. Migration. Food. Trafficking. What explains these international economic flows among countries? What are the consequences of these economic flows? Students will learn political and economic concepts and explanations to critically examine contemporary events and explore data. There are no formal prerequisites for this course. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: contemporary societies.

RLST 2620-705 (3). Religions of East Asia, MWF 12:00-12:50 pm
Instr. Lucas Carmichael

Examines three facets of “Religions of East Asia”: first, religious life in modern China, Korea, and Japan, including the presence of Islam and the rapid growth of Christian denominations; second, the historical development of the traditional religions of East Asia including Daoism and Shinto, but focusing on Confucianism and Buddhism; third, the spread of East Asian religions to other countries including America. Expect ancient readings, modern readings, lively discussions, and field trips! Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.

SPAN 1150 (5). Intensive First Year Spanish, MWF 9:00-10:20 am
Instr. 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 (3). First-Year Writing and Rhetoric, MWF 10:00-10:50 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. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.