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 Catherine Bogle, our program manager, at summer orientation before the semester begins.
A&S Core Requirement
|ANTH 1135||Exploring a Non-Western Culture: The Andes||Carol Conzelman||Arnett N200||T/Th||2:00-3:15pm||Human Diversityfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ANTH 2010||Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1||Paul Sandberg||Arnett N200||MWF||12:00-12:50pm||Natural Scienceemail@example.com|
|DNCE 1027||Introduction to Dance and Culture||Marissa Hallo||Arnett N200||T/Th||12:30-1:45pm||Literature and the Artsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|ECON 2010||Principles of Microeconomics||Sheena Murray||Arnett N200||T/Th;|
|GSAP 1500||Community Engagement||Carol Conzelman||Arnett N200||W||6:00-6:50pm||N/Aemail@example.com|
|HIST 2100||Revolution in History: Russia||Nancy Vavra||Arnett N207||MWF||12:00-12:50pm||Historical Contextfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|HIST 2126||Modern U.S. Politics and Diplomacy||Melanie Sisson||Arnett N200||T/Th||11:00-12:15pm||U.S. Context or Contemporary Societiesemail@example.com|
|IAFS 1000||Global Issues & International Affairs||Carol Conzelman||Arnett N207||TTh;|
|PHIL 1000||Introduction to Philosophy||Thomas Metcalf||Arnett N200||MWF||2:00-2:50pm||Ideals and Valuesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|PSCI 1101||American Political System||Vanessa Baird||Arnett N200||MWF||10:00-10:50am||U.S. Context or Contemporary Societies||vanessa.baird@Colorado.edu|
|PSCI 2223||Introduction to International Relations||Jaroslav Tir||Arnett N200||T/Th||9:30-10:45am||Contemporary Sciences||jtir@Colorado.edu|
|SPAN 1150||Intensive First Year Spanish||Scott Spanbauer||Arnett N207||MWF||9:00 - 10:20am||MAPS Language Requirementemail@example.com|
|WRTG 1150||First Year Writing & Rhetoric||Jim Walker||Arnett N207||T/Th||9:30-10:45am||Written Communicationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
**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.