A look at Courses Being Offered for the First Time

A look at Courses Being Offered for the First Time

The master schedule might look to be long and overwhelming. You might be asking yourself “where do I start looking; how do I know what to take; what are the best classes being offered in my major?” A lot of those are personal questions you must ask yourself, but I wanted to offer some assistance, so I reached out to department chairs and asked them what new classes were being offered in their departments. 

In the religious studies department, department chair Eliza Kent said, “I’d like to put a plug in for my own brand new course, RE 315: Religion and Society in Modern India.” Kent talked about how “this course will explore the dynamics of religious pluralism in modern India, one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world. The course explores how religion has brought Indians together and also driven them apart.  Students interested in India, Hinduism, Islam or the politics of religion should definitely give it a look.” Kent, similar to her advice on registering for courses, said she will send the syllabus to students who are potentially interested in taking the course.  

Economics Department Chair, Peter Von Allmen, said that they have a new elective being offered for the spring 2015. Professor Sandra Goff will be teaching a new elective on Behavior and Experimental Economics: EC 361. “Professor Goff is new this year and we are delighted that her arrival gives us the capacity to add this course to our complement of electives.  Students have expressed great interest in this area of economics, so I’m sure it will be a popular offering,” said Von Allmen.

 In the Art department, two new courses are being piloted. The first is in sculpture and is AR 264I: CNC Processes and Sculpture. The other new course being offered is in ceramics and is AR 264A: Ceramics in Context.  For those that want to learn more about these courses, Art Department Chair David Peterson urges “students to speak directly with our faculty about questions regarding the content and structure of specific courses.” 

I hope this insight into some of the new courses being offered helps make tackling the master schedule just a little bit easier. Check back next week as I highlight more classes being offered for the first time.

            

Non-Varsity Sports at Skidmore

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Advice for Course Registration from Department Chairs

Advice for Course Registration from Department Chairs