First Year Advising – Late Addition Courses

This page contains a list of “Late Addition” courses – or the most recent courses added to the Fall Grid.

DCS 102 – Design of Digital & Comp system

A first exploration of the design of computational systems. Like art, music, and literature as well as physical and social systems, computational systems have an underlying structure and beauty. This course introduces those structures and encourages the exploration of how we can manipulate them to create dynamic and engaging systems that represent both the world around us as well as universes imagined. The course lays foundations for computer programming, explores questions regarding gender and race in digital communities, and creatively investigates digital and computational ideas throughout the liberal arts.
DCS Program, Open to first-year students
EUS 300 – Sport in Europe
In this course students examine the development and significance of institutional sport in Europe from its birth in British schools and the amateur scouting and gymnastics movements of the nineteenth century to its diverse realizations and prominent place in contemporary European culture and society.

Modern Europe Concentration C024

HIST 296: Nature and Authority: An Environmental History of Latin America

Latin America evokes images of awe-inspiring landscapes as well as polluted megacities with crumbling infrastructures. This course explores the roots of Latin America’s natural abundance and ongoing ecological dilemmas by tracing its environmental history from the pre-Columbian era to the present day. The course investigates connections between “environmental” problems (including species extinction and deforestation) and “human” problems (including scientific racism and political violence). It asks how systems of social organization have shaped, and been shaped by, Latin America’s environment; why particular models of environmental activism have triumphed; and what history offers to efforts to promote sustainable development and social justice.

HIST 297: Money, Magic, Myths, and Markets: Capitalism in Latin America, a History

In 1800, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt famously likened Latin America to “a beggar sitting atop a bag of gold.” People continue to marvel at the region’s abundance of resources and persistence of poverty. An investigation into the economic history of Latin America, this course explores the roots of this contradiction. It examines how capitalism has come to dominate market dynamics, social relations, and governance structures. Topics include: legacies of colonialism, the rise of export-driven commercial economies, state-led development agendas, the debt crises of the 1980s, privatization and the challenge of social justice.