Here is a list of courses I have taken in my Davidson College undergraduate career.
PSY 101, General Psychology: Introductory survey course to the field of psychology. Covered the psychology of learning, perception, motivation, intelligence, thinking, social and abnormal behaviors, with emphasis on the application of scientific methods to psychological investigation.
HUM 103, Connections and Conflicts: A team-taught interdisciplinary that focuses on key artifacts and culturally significant moments in history from both the Western tradition and beyond. This was the first semester of a year-long program.
CSC 121, Programming & Problem Solving: An introduction to programming that covers for-loops, if-else, and other basic principles of coding. The course is taught using Python.
CSC 221, Data Structures: A study of abstract data types and algorithmic analysis. All programming is done in Java.
ENG 220, Literary Analysis: Course designed specifically for those who are considering an English major, focusing on writing strategies and rhetorical analysis of fiction, poetry, film, and drama.
MAT 112, Calculus II: A more in-depth step into Calculus that covers concepts such as indefinite integrals, vectors, infinite series, etc.
HUM 104, Connections and Conflicts II: The continuation of the Humanities program that builds upon the foundations created in the first semester.
THE 245, Acting 101: An introduction into the study and application of the emotional bases of performance.
REL 223, Wisdom Literature: Job to David Foster Wallace: A course putting in conversation early Jewish and Christian writings with modern authors such as Wendell Berry, Camus, and David Foster Wallace.
RUS 420, War & Peace: Tolstoy in Translation: A course centered on Tolstoy’s chef-d’œuvre, War and Peace. The text is supplemented by readings of historical, critical, and theoretical writings that aid in understanding the novel.
ECO 288, International Political Economy: The course revolves around understanding international trade and monetary policy. In addition, the tools acquired for comprehending international economic policy are used to cover topical issues such as income inequality, environmental protection, foreign aid, etc.
ENG 280, Mystery & Romance of the West:
ECO 202, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory: Analysis of production and consumption activities of individual economic units. Areas of concentration include the theory of consumer behavior, cost analysis, production and distribution theory, market structure, game theory, general equilibrium, and welfare criteria.
ENG 386: Law, Literature, and Film:
ECO 203, Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory: Theories of aggregate demand and supply; determination of real national income, employment, and the price level; and use of fiscal and monetary policies to achieve macroeconomic objectives.
ENG 391, Literary Criticism: Analytic and comparative reading of major critical texts.
ECO 105, Statistics and Basic Econometrics: Application of probability and statistics to economic analysis.
ECO 211 Introduction to Accounting: Comprehensive study of the theory and problems of valuation of assets, application of funds, corporation accounts and statements; interpretation and analysis of financial statements.
RUS 280, Russia and the West: This course explores everything from Peter the Great’s unprecedented westernization of Russia to Cold War propaganda, the Space Race, the famous Slavophiles & Westernizer debates, waves of emigration and exile that began with the Bolshevik Revolution, depictions of Russians in Hollywood, and recent efforts to define a post-Soviet identity in Putin’s Russia.
ECO 205, Econometrics:
ECO 234, Developing Latin American Economies:
GSS 341, Race, Gender, & Sexuality in Asian American Literature and Film:
XPL 199, Global Citizenship:
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