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Areas of Study

Africana Studies
Anthropology
Arabic
Arts Program
Astronomy
Athletics and Physical Education
Biology
Chemistry
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
Fine Arts
French and French Studies
Gender and Sexuality
General Studies
Geology
German and German Studies
Greek, Latin and Classical Studies
Growth and Structure of Cities
Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
History
History of Art
International Studies
Italian
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music
Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Peace and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Romance Languages
Russian
Sociology
Spanish

 

 

 
 
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Areas of Study 2006-07

Definitions

Major

In order to ensure that the student's edu-cation involves not simply exposure to many ideas and disciplines but development of competence and some degree of mastery in at least one, she must choose a major subject at the end of sophomore year. With the guidance of the major adviser, students plan an appropriate sequence of courses. The following is a list of major subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy (at Haverford College )
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Classical Culture and Society (see "Greek, Latin and Classical Studies")
  • Classical Languages (see "Greek, Latin and Classical Studies")
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fine Arts (at Haverford College )
  • French and French Studies
  • Geology
  • German and German Studies
  • Greek (see "Greek, Latin and Classical Studies")
  • Growth and Structure of Cities
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Italian
  • Latin (see "Greek, Latin and Classical Studies")
  • Mathematics
  • Music (at Haverford College )
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion (at Haverford College )
  • Romance Languages
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Minor

The minor typically consists of six courses, with specific requirements determined by the department or program. A minor is not required for the degree. The following is a list of subjects in which students may elect to minor. Minors in departments or programs that do not offer majors appear in italics.

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Classical Culture and Society (see "Greek, Latin and Classical Studies")
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Methods
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French and French Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Geology
  • German and German Studies
  • Greek (see "Greek, Latin and Classical Studies")
  • Growth and Structure of Cities
  • History
  • History of Art
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Latin (see "Greek, Latin and Classical Studies")
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater Studies

Concentration

The concentration, which is not required for the degree, is a cluster of classes that overlap the major and focus a student's work on a specific area of interest:

  • Creative Writing (with an English major)
  • Environmental Studies (with an anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, English, geology, growth and structure of cities, or political science major)
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Geoarchaeology (with an anthropology, classical and Near Eastern archaeology, or geology major)
  • Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
  • Neural and Behavioral Sciences (with a biology or psychology major)
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Key to Course Letters

ANTH Anthropology
ARAB Arabic
ARTA Arts in Education
ASTR Astronomy
BIOL Biology
CHEM Chemistry
CNSE Chinese
ARCH Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
CSTS Classical Culture and Society
COML Comparative Literature
CMSC Computer Science
ARTW Creative Writing
ARTD Dance
EAST East Asian Studies
ECON Economics
EDUC Education
ENGL English
ARTS Fine Arts
FREN French and French Studies
GNST General Studies
GEOL Geology
GERM German and German Studies
GREK Greek
CITY Growth and Structure of Cities
HEBR Hebrew and Judaic Studies
HIST History
HART History of Art
ITAL Italian
JNSE Japanese
LATN Latin
MATH Mathematics
MUSC Music
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics
POLS Political Science
PSYC Psychology
RELG Religion
RUSS Russian
SOCL Sociology
SPAN Spanish
ARTT Theater

Key to Course Numbers

001-099
Elementary and intermediate courses. With rare exceptions, these courses are not part of the work in the major.

100-199
First-year courses.

200-299
Second-year courses.

300-399
Advanced courses in the major.

400-499
Special categories of work (e.g., 403 for a unit of supervised work).

Some courses listed together are full-year courses. Students must complete the second semester of a full-year course in order to receive credit for both semesters. Full-year courses are indicated by the phrase "both semesters are required for credit" in the course description. Other courses listed together are designed as two-semester sequences, but students receive credit for completing either semester without the other.

A semester course usually carries one unit of credit. Students should check the course guide for unit listing. One unit equals four semester hours or six quarter hours.

Key to Requirement Indicators

Quantitative Skills: Indicates courses that meet the requirement for work in Quantitative Skills.

Division I: Indicates courses that meet part of the divisional requirement for work in the social sciences.

Division IIL: Indicates courses that meet the laboratory science part of the divisional requirement for work in the natural sciences and mathematics.

Division II: Indicates courses that meet part of the divisional requirement for work in the natural sciences or mathematics, but not the laboratory science part of the Division II requirement.

Division III: Indicates courses that meet part of the divisional requirement for work in the humanities.

Division I or III: Indicates courses that can be used to meet part of the divisional requirement for work in either the social sciences or the humanities.

Neighboring College Courses

Selected Haverford College courses are listed in this catalog when applicable to Bryn Mawr programs. Consult the Haverford catalog for full course descriptions. Students should consult their deans or major advisers for information about Swarthmore College , University of Pennsylvania and Villanova University courses pertinent to their studies. Catalogs and course guides for Swarthmore, Penn and Villanova are available in the Undergraduate Dean's Office.

Course Descriptions

In parentheses following the description are the name(s) of the instructor(s), the College requirements that the course meets, if any, and information on cross-listing. Information on prerequisite courses may be included in the descriptions. Descriptions for cross-listed courses are listed once in the home department of the primary cross-listed course.

At the time of this printing, the course offerings and descriptions that follow were accurate. Whenever possible, courses that will not be offered in the current year are so noted. There may be courses offered in the current year for which information was not available at the time of this catalog printing. For the most up-to-date and complete information regarding course offerings, faculty, status and divisional requirements, please consult the Tri-Co Course Guide, which can be found on the College Web site at http://www.trico.haverford.edu, or the Bryn Mawr-Haverford Course Guide, which is available in print prior to the start of the fall semester.

 

 

 

 
     
 
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