Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Scripps Catalog 
2020-2021 Scripps Catalog

Revised Courses 2020-2021

Revised Courses FA20 and SP21

CHEM014CL KS (change in title/description)
Former title: Basic Principles of Chemistry
New Title: Basic Principles of Chemstry C

A condensed version of CHEM 014L KS; taught as a 1-unit course in the first half of the semester. See CHEM 014L KS for a more complete description*. Lectures and labs will be twice as many hours per week as CHEM 014L. Any changes in the CHEM 014L KS course automatically apply to this course.

*CHEM 014L KS: The first semester of a year-long study of the structure of matter and the principles of chemical reactions. Topics covered include stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic and molecular structure, bonding theory, enthalpy, and phases of matter.

CHEM015CL KS (change in title/description)
Former Title:     Basic Principles of Chemistry
New Title: Basic Principles of Chemistry C

A condensed version of CHEM 015L KS; taught as a 1-unit course in the first half of the semester. See CHEM 015L KS for a more complete description*. Lectures and labs will be twice as many hours per week as CHEM 015L. Any changes in the CHEM 015L KS course automatically apply to this course.

DANC111A/B SC (change in title/description)
Former Title:     Modern Dance IV
New Title: Advanced Contemporary Dance Practice

For advanced dancers who want to broaden their knowledge of contemporary dance styles and influences from an eclectic perspective. Students will expand their movement repertoire and expressive range with focus on efficient use of effort and joint articulation. The class emphasizes technique and progressions with improvisation and compositional elements. For full credit (111A), readings and written assignments augment studio experiences.

ECON197W SC  Special Topics in Economics: Regional and Urban Economics (change in prerequisite)
Prerequiste: change from ECON 51 and 52 to ECON 101

ENGL194 SC Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop (change in description)
This advanced fiction workshop is intended for students who have taken at least one course in fiction writing (ENGL193 or an equivalent course at the Claremont Colleges). In it, students will become familiar with a wide range of prose storytelling techniques, both traditional and experimental. They will also engage with a variety of storytelling genres, including not only fiction and memoir but also film, photography, and song, and though this process of creative discovery, they will hone their intuition for narrative craft and explore what animates them as writers. Over the semester students will draft and revise a portfolio of short stories or a single longer work of narrative prose.

FREN100 SC  (change in title, description, prerequisite)
Former Title: French Culture and Civilization
New Title: Intro to Francophone Studies
Prerequisite:  FR44 or placement above FR44

This gateway course introduces students to Francophone Studies, a deeply interdisciplinary field informed by approaches from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students will acquire a range of conceptual tools and ideas that they will apply through traditional and non-traditional analysis of visual, written, and performative practices of the French-speaking world. Conducted in French.

FREN182 SC   (change in title, description)
Former Title: Contemporary Fiction in French
New Title: Untimely Meditations: Contemporary Fiction and Non-fiction in French

Our world seems to be changing more rapidly than ever and in ways that are more and more difficult to understand, let alone predict. our reflections on our present condition can feel out of step, out of place, or, to use Nietzsche's term, untimely. This course will examine works by major novelists and essayists writing in French in the late 20th century and early 21st century whose "untimely meditations" try to make sense of and react to our bewildering contemporary condition. These authors include Annie Ernaux, Sophie Calle, Alain Mabanckou, Marc Augé, Patrick Modiano, Alice Zeniter, Laurent Gaudé, Patrick Chamoiseau, Michel Houellebecq, Stephane Hessel, Mona Chollet, Georges Perec, Virginie Despentes, Pap Ndiaye, Fatou Diome, Natacha Appanah.  Pre-requisite: one course after French 44. Taught in French.

GRMT102 SC Poetry of the Revolution: The Manifesto (change in description)

As consumers of modern culture's artifacts—paintings, architecture, movies, literature—we tend to be unaware that most artistic and political movements originated in one very specific idea. Em-bodying the quintessentially modern claim to nothing less than the capacity to change the world, the manifesto has captured the urgency of this idea for almost 200 years.

Beginning with the modern era's archetypical manifesteers, Marx and Engels, this class explores proclamations by the abolitionist movement, Italian Futurists, and Riot Grrrl punk rockers. We will discuss declarations by women's suffrage activists, Bauhaus architects, the Chicanx Student Movement, Soviet filmmakers, and many other manifestos.

HUM195J SC  (change in title, description)

Former Title:    Fellowship in the Humanities Institute
New Title:   Humanities Institute Seminar

Fellows in the Scripps College Humanities Institute will work closely with the director on a project related to the theme of the Institute in a given semester. The Fellowship in the Humanities Institute does not satisfy any general education requirement but may be used once toward requirements of a major with approval of the faculty adviser in the major. Registration requires application. For information on applying and on the current theme, see May apply to repeat once for credit.


MS  059 SC (change in title, description)

FormerTitle:    "Hello World"
New Title:   CS1: Intro to Python and Viz

This is an introduction to computer programming that supports Scripps College's interdisciplinary vision. It is for everyone--visual designers, data scientists, and fine artists--who wants to create interactive media and computer graphics. This course links software concepts to principles of visual form, motion, and interaction. Students learn the fundamentals of Python programming (data structures, sequencing, selection and sorting, iteration and recursion, functions, object-oriented code) and use to analyze and visualize data, generate drawings and sounds, manipulate images, create interactions for games, use network communication to collect data, and learn how to work with remote data to create environmental simulations.


SPAN139 SC (change in title, description)

Former Title: Plants, Magic, and Race: Intercultural Translations of Shamanism
New Title: Plants, Land, and Food: Community Clinic

In this community engaged clinic, students will design a human-based project that responds to a need in their/our communities based around agriculture and food cultivation. In the first part of the course, students will identify and research a community organization that serves Spanish-speaking communities. Potential organizations in Claremont/Pomona include Uncommon Good, the Pomona Community Farmer Alliance, and Buena Vista Community Garden. In the second part of the course, students will reach out to their organization of choice and design a project. And in the third part of the course, students will carry out the project and then review and revise it. This process will help students to build humility and empathy as they address a need in their communities. A sustained engagement in an agricultural practice, in turn, will help students develop an appreciation for the land and sustainable land use. Conversations with the professor will be in Spanish and students will write four reflections papers in Spanish that document their efforts and address any challenges or breakthroughs.


PSYC233 SC  (change in title, description)

Former Title: Science of Emotions & Positive Psychology   
New Title:  Positive Psychology   

Positive psychology is the scientific study of optimal human functioning. The course will examine various conceptions of well-being, the measurement of well-being, and the determinants of well-being.

CORE002 SC Sec 08 (change in description)

This transdisciplinary course begins with the empirical premise that the planet is in an environmental crisis and recognizes the normative imperative to stop the ongoing catastrophe. The course explores the material and discursive origins and ongoing production of this catastrophe, and how this in turn influences our responses to environmental challenges. We interrogate contingent concepts including nature and wilderness while being attentive to multiple axes of difference and domination to better understand how systems of power are (re)produced, challenged, and dismantled. Finally, we explore the work of the constellation of organizations and movements seeking to halt the catastrophe.