Spring 2015 Young Scholars Offerings

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 5, 2015

AAS 212 - Asian and Asian American Studies Topics in the Humanities
Using methodologies of the Humanities disciplines, such as literature, linguistics, classics, cultural studies, philosophy, religious studies, art history and criticism, this course provides an introductory overview of important topics in Asian and Asian American Studies. Topics may range from Women in Japanese fiction to Mahatma Gandhi's impact on politics and ethics. May be repeated as the topic changes. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:00pm

AFS 102 - Themes in the Black Experience II
An historical survey of the experience of black people against the background of a thorough review of American history and the events which impacted upon the black experience in America. This course also examines the responses of African Americans to the changing historical circumstances that they encountered in the United States. Consideration is also given to the similarities and differences among the lifestyles of people of African descent in America. This course treats themes from 1865 to the present. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Tuesday & Thursday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

AMR 102 -  Making American Identities
A chronological representation of some of the ways that the peoples living in the current U.S. have identified themselves collectively as Americans and individually as belonging to distinct groups marked by racial, ethnic, gender, and class differences. Readings include texts of various kinds: historical, fictional, and theoretical. A computer (virtual) classroom is part of the coursework. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 7:00 – 8:20pm

ARH 204 - Arts in the Age of Exploration
An introduction to the history of art with a focus on the transition from Medieval times through the Renaissance and Baroque in Europe. Works of art are studied both as individual monuments with intrinsic aesthetic appeal and as expressions of the needs, ideals, and aspirations of the particular society within which they were created. Artists, patrons and artistic movements are understood within the context of the expanding horizons of the age of exploration and cross-cultural encounters. Not for credit in addition to ARH 102. 3 credits
LEC 02 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

ARH 207 - Technologies of Representation
An introduction to the dynamic relationship between technology and the ways we see and represent the world, and the historical, cultural, and theoretical issues raised by technologies of representation, including print; photography; film; sound and computational media. This course is offered as ARH 207 and DIA 207. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

ARS 154 - Foundations of Drawing
Fundamentals of drawing using various drawing media and types of paper. Perspective, foreshortening, proportion, anatomy, and basic concepts of drawing are studied. The figure, still life, and landscape are explored as subject matter, and color theory is introduced. 3 credits
LAB L04 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 6:50pm

ARS 154 - Foundations of Drawing
Fundamentals of drawing using various drawing media and types of paper. Perspective, foreshortening, proportion, anatomy, and basic concepts of drawing are studied. The figure, still life, and landscape are explored as subject matter, and color theory is introduced. 3 credits
LAB L05 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 6:50pm

CCS 206 – Cinema History: Post-War-Present
An introductory study of cinema history from the post-War period to the present. Emphasis is placed on cinema history within the contexts of: exhibition, audience, regulation, technology, film form, style, and movements, industry, distribution, and select national contributions. 3 credits
LAB L01 – Wednesday – 6:00 – 8:00pm

DAN 102 - Intro to World Dance Cultures
An introduction to the properties and elements of dance in order to understand and appreciate it in a variety of contexts. Dance is considered as art, recreation, social interaction, and entertainment through investigation of societal attitudes, cultural norms, and creative styles of individuals. Formerly offered as THR 102. Not for credit in addition to THR 102.
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 5:30 – 6:50pm

EGL 111: World Literature: Ancient to Modern
Offers an introduction to world literature from the earliest recorded literary history to the beginnings of the modern period. Students will study divergent global literary traditions, including a focus on their relationship to English literature; they will also discuss the histories of cross-cultural contact, influence, and exchange through which such traditions encountered and shaped each other. 3 credits
LEC 02 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

EGL 111: World Literature: Ancient to Modern
Offers an introduction to world literature from the earliest recorded literary history to the beginnings of the modern period. Students will study divergent global literary traditions, including a focus on their relationship to English literature; they will also discuss the histories of cross-cultural contact, influence, and exchange through which such traditions encountered and shaped each other. 3 credits
LEC 06 – Monday & Wednesday – 5:30 – 6:50pm

EGL 112: World Literature: Modern and Contemporary
Offers an introduction to world literature of the modern and contemporary periods, focusing especially on the nineteenth, twentieth, and/or twenty-first centuries. Students will study divergent global literary traditions, including a focus on their relationship to English literature; they will also discuss the histories of cross-cultural contact, colonization, and exchange through which such traditions encountered and shaped each other. 3 credits
LEC 02 – Monday & Wednesday – 5:30 – 6:50pm

FRN 111: Elementary French I
An introduction to spoken and written French, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language Center supplements class work. FRN 111 is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of French in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take FRN 111 without written permission from the supervisor of the course. May not be taken for credit in addition to FRN 101. 4 credits
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 5:30 – 7:20pm

FRN 111: Elementary French I
An introduction to spoken and written French, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language Center supplements class work. FRN 111 is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of French in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take FRN 111 without written permission from the supervisor of the course. May not be taken for credit in addition to FRN 101. 4 credits
LEC 02 – Tuesday & Thursday– 5:30 – 7:20pm

FRN 112: Elementary French II
An introduction to spoken and written French, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language Center supplements class work. May not be taken for credit in addition to FRN 101. Prerequisite: FRN 111 or placement into 112. 4 credits
LEC 02 – Tuesday & Thursday– 5:30 – 7:20pm
REC R02 – HTBA – 5:30 – 7:20pm

GEO 101: Environmental Geology
Fundamental earth science concepts are used to assess the impact of increasing global population and development on earth's natural resources and also to examine how natural processes affect human activities. Topics include water usage and pollution, soil pollution and erosion, radioactive and solid waste disposal, landslides, stream flooding, coastal erosion, environmental consequences of energy and mineral resource utilization, acid rain, global climate change, and the environment effects on human health. Aspects of environmental geology that are particularly applicable to Long Island and metropolitan New York are emphasized. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

GRK 122: Elementary Modern Greek II
An introduction to spoken and written Modern Greek, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language Center supplements class work. May not be taken for credit in addition to GRK 101. Prerequisite: GRK 121. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

GSS 105: Introduction to Maps and Mapping
An introduction to the study and design of map formats, symbology, coordinate systems, and how maps record the historical patterns of human behavior. The course will also examine maps as a tool to analyze human activity and societal development, and include important aspects of map data collection, processing, the Global Positioning System (GPS), quantitative mapping, and GIS-based mapmaking techniques. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

HIS 203: Ancient Rome
Important features of modern culture, the legal and religious foundations of our heritage, were shaped by the people of ancient Rome. How could the inhabitants of one city achieve so much, and why has their influence lasted so long? This course will try to answer these questions. 3 credits
LEC 01 – TUESDAY & THURSDAY– 5:30 – 6:50pm

HUE 269: Topics in Contemporary Slavic Culture
Analysis and discussion of contemporary cultural topics dealing with Russia or Eastern and East Central Europe. Attention is paid to the historic political, social, aesthetic, and cultural forces out of which contemporary culture has evolved. Recent topics have included the apocalypse in literature; 20th-century Poland; Yugoslavia, past and present. Semester supplements to this Bulletin contain specific description when course is offered. May be repeated as the topic changes. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 5:30 – 6:50pm

HUF 211: French Cinema
Introduction to French films as representative of cinematic art. Films are selected to provide a broad historical perspective and range of the director's concerns. Students are taught methods of reading and analyzing filmic works. All films have English subtitles. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Tuesday – 5:30 – 6:50pm

HUF 211: French Cinema
Introduction to French films as representative of cinematic art. Films are selected to provide a broad historical perspective and range of the director's concerns. Students are taught methods of reading and analyzing filmic works. All films have English subtitles. 3 credits
LAB L01 – Thursday – 5:30 – 6:23pm

MAT 123: Introduction to Calculus
Comprehensive preparation for the regular calculus sequences, with introduction to derivatives. Careful development of rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, and their applications. Asymptotics and limits. Linear approximations, slope and derivatives, detailed curve sketching. General modeling examples. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. Prerequisite: C or better in MAP 103. 3 credits.  MUST ATTEND BOTH:
REC R15 – Monday – 5:30 – 6:23pm
LEC 03 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

MAT 125: Calculus A
Differential calculus, emphasizing conceptual understanding, computations and applications, for students who have the necessary background from 12th-year high school mathematics. Differentiation of elementary algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; graphing; modeling; and maximization. May not be taken for credit in addition to MAT 131 or 141 or AMS 151. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT 123; or MAT 122 and co-registration in MAT 130. 3 credits.  MUST ATTEND BOTH:
REC R13 – Wednesday – 2:30– 3:23pm
LEC 03 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:00pm

MAT 126: Calculus B
A continuation of MAT 125, covering integral calculus: the fundamental theorem, symbolic and numeric methods of integration, area under a curve, volume, applications such as work and probability, complex numbers. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT 125 or 131 or 141 or AMS 151. 3 credits.  Must attend ONE recitation AND the Lecture. 
LEC 03 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:00pm
REC R18 – Thursday – 4:00 – 4:53pm
REC R31 – Wednesday – 5:30 – 6:23PM
REC R32 – Monday- 5:30 – 6:23 PM

MAT 127: Calculus C
A continuation of MAT 126, covering: improper integrals and l'Hospital's rule, sequences, series, Taylor series, differential equations and modeling. May not be taken for credit in addition to MAT 132, MAT 142, MAT 171, or AMS 161. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT 126. 3 credits.  Pick ONE:
LEC 02 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm
LEC 05 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

MAT 131: Calculus I
The differential calculus and integral calculus, emphasizing conceptual understanding, computations and applications, for students who have the necessary background from 12th-year high school mathematics. Differentiation of elementary algebraic; trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing; modelling and maximization; the Riemann integral; and the fundamental theorem. May not be taken for credit in addition to MAT 125 or 141 or AMS 151. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. Co-requisite: MAT 130. Prerequisite: B or higher in MAT 123, or B or higher in MAT 122. 4 credits.  MUST ATTEND BOTH:
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm
REC R02 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 4:53pm

MAT 132: Calculus II
A continuation of MAT 131, covering symbolic and numeric methods of integration; area under a curve; volume; applications such as work and probability; improper integrals and l'Hospital's rule; complex numbers; sequences; series; Taylor series; differential equations; and modelling. May not be taken for credit in addition to MAT 127, MAT 142, MAT 171, or AMS 161. This course has been designated as a High Demand/Controlled Access (HD/CA) course. Students registering for HD/CA courses for the first time will have priority to do so. Prerequisite: C or higher in AMS 151 or MAT 131 or 141, or completion of Advanced Placement Calculus AB with a 4 or higher on the AP exam.  4 credits.  MUST ATTEND BOTH:
LEC 02 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm
REC 06 – Tuesday & Thursday – 5:30 – 6:23 pm

MAT 200: Logic, Language and Proof
A basic course in the logic of mathematics, the construction of proofs and the writing of proofs. The mathematical content is primarily set theory, combinatorics and Euclidean geometry. There is considerable focus on writing. Prerequisites: C or higher in MAT 203, 205 or AMS 261, and in MAT 211 or AMS 210; or A- or higher in MAT 125, 131, 141 or AMS 151; or B- or higher average in MAT 125/126/127, 131/132, 141/142, 171 or AMS 151/161; or permission of instructor, or completion of Advanced Placement Calculus BC with a 4 or higher on the AP exam.   3 credits
LEC 02 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

MAT 211: Introduction to Linear Algebra
Introduction to the theory of linear algebra with some applications; vectors, vector spaces, bases and dimension, applications to geometry, linear transformations and rank, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, determinants and inner products. May not be taken for credit in addition to AMS 210. Prerequisite: C or higher in AMS 151 or MAT 131 or 141 or coregistration in MAT 126.  3 credits
LEC 02 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

MAT 308: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Linear algebra: determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization. Differential equations; existence and uniqueness of solutions. First- and second-order equations; linear versus nonlinear equations. Systems of linear equations. Laplace transform. Applications to physics. More theoretical and intensive than MAT 303, this course is primarily intended for math majors. Together with MAT 307, it forms a 2-semester sequence covering the same material as the 3-semester sequence of MAT 205, MAT 211 and MAT 305. May not be taken for credit in addition to MAT 303, MAT 305 or AMS 361. Prerequisite: MAT 307 or MAT 205 and MAT 211 and completion of AP Physics. 4 credits. MUST ATTEND BOTH:
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm
REC R01 – Thursday – 4:00 – 4:53pm

MAT 336: History of Mathematics
A survey of the history of mathematics from the beginnings through the 19th century, with special attention to primary sources and to the interactions between culture and mathematics. Emphasis on topics germane to the high school curriculum. Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greek mathematics; non-European mathematics; early Renaissance mathematics; the birth and flowering of calculus; the beginnings of probability theory; and the origin of non-euclidean gemetrics and the modern concept of number. Prerequisite: MAT 200 or AMS 301. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

MAT 342: Applied Complex Analysis
Functions of a complex variable, calculus of residues including evaluation of real integrals, power and Laurent series, conformal mappings and applications, Laplace and Cauchy-Riemann equations, the Dirichlet and Neumann problems, and the Laplace and Hilbert transforms and their applications to ordinary and partial differential equations. Prerequisites: C or higher in the following: MAT 203 or 205 or 307 or AMS 261; MAT 303 or 305 or AMS 361 Advisory Prerequisite: MAT 200. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

MUS 109: Rock Music
A study of rock music, including an investigation of its musical constituents--rhythm, form, pitch structure, instrumental texture, and vocal style--and an historical survey beginning with the roots of rock in earlier folk and popular styles and tracing its development from the end of World War II to the present. Special attention is paid to various syntheses of African and European traditions. 3 credits.
LEC 01 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

MUS 119: The Elements of Music
Beginning with the rudiments of music, such as meter, tempo, rhythm, and how to read notes in several clefs, this "hands on" course goes on to examine how music is organized, covering scales, keys, intervals, chords, form, and style in classical music. Students also compose throughout the semester and sharpen their listening skills through attendance at concerts. Serves as prerequisite to many music department courses. 3 credits  PICK ONE:
LEC 02 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm
LEC 05 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm
LEC 04 – Tuesday & Thursday– 5:30 – 6:50pm
LEC 06 – Monday & Wednesday – 5:30 – 6:50pm
LEC 09 – Tuesday & Thursday– 5:30 – 6:50pm

MUS 262: University Orchestra
Study and performance of works from the repertory of the concert orchestra. Grading is based upon attendance. May be repeated. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information. Prerequisite: Audition required. 1 credit
LAB L01 – Tuesday – 6:30 – 9:30pm

PHI 100: Concepts of the Person (II)
An historical introduction to philosophy through readings and discussion on topics such as human identity, human understanding, and human values. 3 credits
LEC 02 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm
LEC 03 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

PHI 103: Philosophic Problems (II)
An introduction to philosophy through the analysis of one or more aspects of contemporary life such as technology, war, international relations, families and friendships, or race, class and gender. A variety of texts are used. 3 credits
LEC 01 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

PHI 104: Moral Reasoning (II)
An introduction to philosophy through inquiry into the formation, justification, and evaluation of moral judgments. Students are introduced to the major theories and problems of ethics, such as utilitarianism, Kant's categorical imperative, ethical relativism, egoism, and classical conceptions of the good and virtue. Against this background students engage in discussions of contemporary moral issues. 3 credits
LEC 05 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

PHI 105: Politics and Society (II)
An historical introduction to philosophy through an analysis of political theories, theories of action, and styles of political life. Main themes include the relation of the individual to the state, the scope of social responsibility, and the nature of human freedom. 3 credits
LEC 02 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

PHI 108: Logical and Critical Reasoning (II)
The principal aim of this course is to help a student acquire the skills of thinking, reading, and writing critically. The student develops a sensitivity to language and argumentation that is applicable to a wide range of situations and subject matters. Material is intended for freshmen and sophomores. Prerequisite: Open to freshmen and sophomores, and to juniors and seniors who have not completed D.E.C. B or HUM. 3 credits  PICK ONE:
LEC 03 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm
LEC 04 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

POL 102: Introduction to American Government
What the informed citizen and specialist should know about the organization of American government, including the Constitution and what it means today, the Congress, political parties, pressure groups, growth of the Presidency, the Supreme Court, judicial review, federalism, separation of powers, and the Bill of Rights. May not be taken for credit in addition to POL 105. 3 credits
LEC 03 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

PSY 103: Introduction to Psychology
An introduction to research and theory in psychology in such areas as learning, perception, cognition, biopsychology, development, personality, and abnormal and social psychology. As part of the course, students must participate in experiments and/or a library research project.       3 credits
LEC 01 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

SBC 111: Introduction to Sustainability Studies
Survey course introduces concept of sustainability. Sustainability is often defined as the ability to provide for the needs of the world's current population without damaging the ability of future generations to provide for themselves. This course reviews the needs of the current population and future generations, trends that affect our ability to provide those needs, and possible solutions that are environmentally, economically, and socially acceptable. 3 credits.
LEC 01 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 – 5:20pm

SPN 111: Elementary Spanish I
An introduction to spoken and written Spanish, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language laboratory supplements class work. Intended for students without any prior knowledge of the language, or those with a High School Regents score of less than 74. All entering students who have not taken the Regents exam should take a placement exam to evaluate their proficiency. Please see https://llrc.stonybrook.edu/placement-exams for more information. Partially fulfills: LANG. 4 credits  MUST ATTEND BOTH:
LEC 91 – Monday – 5:30 – 6:50pm
REC R91 – Monday – 4 – 4:53pm

SPN 212: Intermediate Spanish II
A comprehensive study of the Spanish language, taking into account its regional variations. The course is intended to develop greater competence in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish through continued study of grammar and interpretation of more advanced literary texts. Not intended for students of Spanish-speaking background. Prerequisite: SPN 211. 3 credits
LEC 02 – Tuesday & Thursday– 5:30 – 6:50pm

THR 101: Introduction to Theatre Arts
An overview of performance, design, and production in the theatre. Specific texts are explored through lectures, demonstrations, and a close examination of the rehearsal process. Professionals working in the theatre are invited to speak on such topics as stage management, technical production, and direction. Not for theatre arts major credit. 3 credits
LEC 05 – Tuesday & Thursday– 4:00 – 5:20pm

THR 105: Acting I
The basic vocabulary and skills of the actor's craft. Students explore acting techniques through theatre games and improvisation. 3 credits
LEC 05 – Monday & Wednesday – 4:00 -5:50pm

THR 104: Play Analysis
A close reading of several plays of different periods and styles and a general examination of the elements out of which all plays are made -- dialogue, character, plot. 3 credits
LEC 03 – Tuesday & Thursday– 5:30 – 6:50pm