Fall 2014 Young Scholars Offerings

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 20

 

AAS 102: Eastern Religions

An historical introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Attention is given to the cultural background, art, literature, philosophy, and institutional development of each tradition.  3 credits.
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

AFS 101: Themes in the Black Experience I

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 to 1865.  3 credits.
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

AMS 301: Finite Mathematical Structures

An introduction to graph theory and combinatorial analysis. The emphasis is on solving applied problems rather than on theorems and proofs. Techniques used in problem solving include generating functions, recurrence relations, and network flows. This course develops the type of mathematical thinking that is fundamental to computer science and operations research.  3 credits.  
Prerequisite: AMS 210 or MAT 211 or AMS 361 or MAT 303
LEC 03 Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 PM- 5:20 PM

 

ARH 105: Art, Art History and the Creative Process

An introduction to the creative process in art making and conceptual tools for understanding the visual arts. Students learn various methods of the creative process through demonstrations and hands-on projects in the studio, interwoven with lectures and discussions on related themes in art history and criticism.  3 credits.
LEC     01      Wednesday    4:00 PM -      5:50 PM
LAB     L01     Monday         4:00 PM -      5:50 PM

 

ARH 202: Arts of the Ancient World

An introduction to the history of art with a focus on the Ancient Mediterranean World from the Neolithic to the rise of Islam. Works of art from this region are studied within the context of contemporaneous developments elsewhere in the world, as individual monuments with intrinsic aesthetic appeal and as expressions of the needs, ideals, and aspirations of the particular society and historical context within which they were created. Not for credit in addition to ARH 101.  3 credits.
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM

 

ARH 206: Modern Art

An introduction to the history of modern art, beginning with French Rococo and concluding with themes and concerns of a globally interconnected art world. Particular attention will be given to the rise of Modernism in Europe, the role of artists and artistic movements in social and political change, and the relationship of contemporary artistic practice to technology, social media and visual culture.  3 credits.
LEC     03      Tuesday & Thursday  4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

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.  3 credits.
LEC     01      Tuesday & Thursday  5:30 PM -      6:50 PM

 

EST 102: Weather and Climate

Introduces the nature and causes of common meteorological phenomena, severe weather occurrences, and climatic patterns. Topics include formation and movement of air masses and large-scale storms; techniques for weather prediction; weather satellites; hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms; cloud and precipitation types; the climatic history of the earth; and actual and potential effect of human activities on weather and climate, and of weather and climate on humans.  3 credits.
LEC     01      Tuesday & Thursday  4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

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 PM -      7:20 PM

 

GER 111: Elementary German I

An introduction to spoken and written German, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, writing, and culture. The course consists of four hours in a small section conducted in German, and one laboratory hour. The course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of German. A student who has had two or more years of German in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take GER 111 without written permission from the supervisor of the course.  4 credits
LEC     03      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      7:20 PM

 

GRK 121: Elementary Modern Greek I

An introduction to spoken and written Modern Greek, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Language Center supplements class work. The course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. Students who have had two or more years of Modern Greek in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take GRK 121 without written permission from the supervisor of the course. May not be taken for credit in addition to GRK 101.  3 credits
LEC     01      Tuesday & Thursday  4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

HIS 202: Ancient Greece

Basic features of modern life can be traced back to the people of ancient Greece: democracy, philosophy, theater, and more all began among the ancient Hellenes. Who were these people? What enabled them to achieve so much, and why has their influence lasted so long? This course will try to answer these questions.  3 credits.
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -          6:50 PM

 

HUS 254: Latin America Today

An introduction to a continental perspective of 20th-century Latin American culture. Latin America's political, historical, and cultural developments of this century are studied.  3 credits.
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -          5:20 PM

 

ITL 111: Elementary Italian I

An introduction to spoken and written Italian, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. Selected texts are read. Practice in language laboratory supplements class work. ITL 111 is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of Italian in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take ITL 111 without written permission from the supervisor of the course. May not be taken for credit in addition to ITL 101.  4 credits.
LEC     90      Tuesday & Thursday  5:30 PM -          7:15 PM

 

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. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: C or better in MAP 103 or level 3 on the mathematics placement exam
(Prerequisite must be met within one year prior to beginning the course.)
Pick one lecture and one recitation:
LEC     02      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM
REC    R12     Wednesday                       4:00 PM -      4:53 PM
REC    R32     Monday                            4:00 PM -       4:53 PM
REC    R34     Tuesday                           4:00 PM -       4:53 PM

 

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. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT 123; or level 4 on the mathematics placement examination; or MAT 122 and coregistration in MAT 130
Pick one lecture and one recitation:
REC    R02     Tuesday        4:00 PM -      4:53 PM
REC    R35     Thursday                           4:00 PM -      4:53 PM
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM
REC    R06     Thursday                           5:30 PM -      6:23 PM
LEC     04      Tuesday & Thursday            5:30 PM -      6:50 PM
REC    R30     Monday                             5:30 PM -      6:23 PM

 

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. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT 125 or 131 or 141 or AMS 151 or level 6 on the mathematics placement examination
Pick one lecture and one recitation:
LEC     03      Tuesday & Thursday  5:30 PM -      6:50 PM
REC    R04     Thursday                 4:00 PM -      4:53 PM
REC    R13     Monday                   4:00 PM -      4:53 PM
REC    R05     Wednesday              5:30 PM -      6:23 PM
REC    R12     Monday                   5:30 PM -      6:23 PM

 

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. 4 credits.
Prerequisite: B or higher in MAT 123, or level 5 on the mathematics placement examination, or B or higher in MAT 122, or completion of one year of Pre-Calculus with an A.
Pick one lecture and one recitation:
LEC     02      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM
REC    R08     Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      4:53 PM
REC    R11     Tuesday & Thursday            4:00 PM -      4:53 PM
REC    R09     Tuesday & Thursday            5:30 PM -      6:23 PM

 

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. 4 credits.
Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Placement Calculus (AB) with a 4 or 5 on the AP exam.  C or higher in AMS 151 or MAT 131 or 141, or level 7 on the mathematics placement examination
Pick one lecture and one recitation:
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday                   5:30 PM -      6:50 PM
REC    R09     Monday & Wednesday                   4:00 PM -      4:53 PM
REC    R02     Tuesday & Thursday                     5:30 PM -      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.  3 credits.
Prerequisites: Completion of Advanced Placement Calculus (BC) with a 4 or 5 on the AP exam.  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;
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

MAT 203: Calculus III with Applications

Vector algebra in two and three dimensions, multivariate differential and integral calculus, optimization, vector calculus including the theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes. Applications to economics, engineering, and all sciences, with emphasis on numerical and graphical solutions; use of graphing calculators or computers. May not be taken for credit in addition to AMS 261 or MAT 205.  4 credits.
Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT 127 or 132 or 142 or AMS 161 or level 9 on the mathematics placement examination
Pick one lecture and one recitation:
LEC     02      Tuesday & Thursday  5:30 PM -      6:50 PM
REC    R03     Wednesday              5:30 PM -      6:23 PM
REC    R04     Wednesday              5:30 PM -      6:23 PM

 

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.  3 credits.
Prerequisite: C or higher in AMS 151 or MAT 131 or 141 or coregistration in MAT 126 or level 7 on the mathematics placement examination
LEC     03      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

MAT 307: Multivariable Calculus with Linear Algebra

Introduction to linear algebra: vectors, matrices, systems of linear equations, bases and dimension, dot product, determinants. Multivariate differential and integral calculus, divergence and curl, line and surface integrals, theorems of Green, Gauss, and Stokes. More theoretical and intensive than MAT 203, this course is primarily intended for math majors. Together with MAT 308, 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 203, MAT 205 or AMS 261.  4 credits.
Prerequisite: MAT 127 or MAT 132
You must attend the lecture and the recitation:
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      5:20 PM
REC    R01     Monday                             5:30 PM -      6:23 PM

 

MAT 331: Computer-Assisted Mathematical Problem Solving

Exploration of the use of the computer as a tool to gain insight into complex mathematical problems through a project-oriented approach. Students learn both the relevant mathematical concepts and ways that the computer can be used (and sometimes misused) to understand them. The particular problems may vary by semester; past topics have included cryptography, fractals and recursion, modeling the flight of a glider, curve fitting, the Brachistochrone, and computer graphics. No previous experience with computers is required. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: C or higher in MAT 203 or 205 or 307 or AMS 261

 

MUS 101: Introduction to Music

The basic concepts of music such as melody, harmony, rhythm, counterpoint, and form are studied through investigation of the historical and contemporary masterpieces of the Western classical tradition, of various non-Western musics, and of various "popular" traditions. The different styles and types of music are considered not only in light of the cultural values they embody, but also in relation to present-day cultural and musical values. No previous musical training is assumed. Not for credit after MUS 130.  3 credits.
LEC     90      Tuesday & Thursday  4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

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      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM

 

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 lecture:
LEC     04      Tuesday & Thursday            4:00 PM -      5:20 PM
LEC     05      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

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.  1 credit.
Prerequisite: Audition required
LAB     L01     Tuesday                  6:30 PM -      9:30 PM

 

MUS 263: University Wind Ensemble

Study and performance of works for ensembles of woodwinds, brass, and percussion in various combinations. Grading is based upon attendance. May be repeated. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.  1 credit.
Prerequisite: Audition required
LAB     L01     Wednesday              6:50 PM -      9:50 PM

 

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     04      Tuesday & Thursday            5:30 PM -      6:50 PM

 

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.
Pick one lecture:
LEC     05      Tuesday & Thursday            4:00 PM -      5:20 PM
LEC     01      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM

 

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.
Pick one lecture:
LEC     02      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      5:20 PM
LEC     05      Tuesday & Thursday            4:00 PM -      5:20 PM

 

POL 101: World Politics

Analysis of the basic concepts and issues of international relations in the contemporary international system. The behaviors of states and their decision makers are considered according to various models of national and international conflict. The relationship between the characteristics of nations and their foreign policies is studied on a comparative basis.  3 credits.
LEC     02      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM

 

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.
Pick one lecture:
LEC     04      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -      5:20 PM
LEC     03      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM

 

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      Monday & Wednesday         5:30 PM -      6:50 PM

 

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     05      Monday & Wednesday         4:00 PM -       5:20 PM

 

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     03      Tuesday & Thursday  4:00 PM -      5:50 PM