2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

DEFINITIONS

Major

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

Anthropology
Astronomy (Haverford College)
Biology
Chemistry
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Classical Culture and Society
Classical Languages
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
Fine Arts (Haverford College)
French and Francophone Studies
Geology
German and German Studies
Greek
Growth and Structure of Cities
History
History of Art
Italian
Latin
Linguistics (Swarthmore College)
Linguistics and Languages (Swarthmore College)
Mathematics
Music (Haverford College)
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion (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
Astronomy (at Haverford)
Biology
Chemistry
Child and Family Studies
Chinese
Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Classical Culture and Society
Comparative Literature
Computational Methods
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Studies
Film Studies
French and Francophone Studies
Gender and Sexuality
Geology
German and German Studies
Greek
Growth and Structure of Cities
History
History of Art
International Studies
Japanese
Italian
Latin
Linguistics (at Haverford)
Mathematics
Middle Eastern Studies
Music (at Haverford)
Neuroscience
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:

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Geoarchaeology (with a major in Anthropology, Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, or Geology)
  • Latin-American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures
  • Neural and Behavioral Sciences (with a major in Biology or Psychology)
  • Peace, Conflict and Social Justice

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 Francophone 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
LING       Linguistics
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
These course numbers are used by only a few departments. They refer to introductory courses that are not counted towards the major.

100-199
Introductory courses, generally taken in the first and second years.

200-299
Introductory and intermediate-level courses, generally taken in the first two years.

300-399
Advanced courses.

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, II or III, etc.: Indicates courses that can be used to meet part of the divisional requirement for work in either division, but not both.
  • Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning (QM): Indicates courses that meet the requirement for work in QM.
  • Scientific Inquiry (SI): Indicates courses that meet the requirement for work in SI.
  • Critical Interpretation (CI): Indicates courses that meet the requirement for work In CI.
  • Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC): Indicates courses that meet the requirement for work CC.
  • Inquiry Into the Past (IP): Indicates courses that meet the requirement for work In IP

Neighboring College Courses

Selected Haverford College courses may be 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 are available through the Tri-Co Course Guide. Catalogs and course guides for Penn and Villanova are available through each institution's website.

Course Descriptions

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 or in the prefatory material on each department.

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 at www.trico.haverford.edu.