This catalogue supplement applies to the 2013-2014 academic year and lists all permanent changes to the curriculum made since the publication of the 2012-2013 Catalogue.
Catalogue Supplement Index
- Course Changes
- Additions to the Catalogue
- Changes in Course Numbering
- Course information for topics courses, and new courses
- Off-campus courses
Updated November 29, 2012
- ART 223-4 Utilitarian Ceramics
- ART 224-5 Sculptural Ceramics
- BIO 285-5 Global Health
- BIO 385-5/ENV 385-5 Conservation Issues in Chile
- CSC 355-1 Mobile Apps
- CSC 356-6 Human-Robot Interation
- EDU 365-3 The Great Equalier? Educational Policy and Practice
- ENG 373-3 Charles Dickens and the History of the Book
- HIS 334-7 Inquisitions in Medieval and EArly Modern Europe
- INT 502-4 Academic Performance Tutorial
- KIN 255-5 History of Women's Sports
- PHI 361-7 Meta-ethics
- POL 351-6 Group Decision-making: Consensus and Coercion
- POL 352-4 Education Policy
- REL 269-2 Cultures and Philosophies of Asia
- REL 366-6 Isreal, Egypt, and the Religion of the Nile
- REL 370-1 Advanced Cultures and Philosophies of Asia
- SOC 355-3 Public Policy
- THE 316-4 Devised Theatre
- THE 320-4 Advanced Dance Workshop
- THE 376-8 Advanced Directing
Additions to the Catalogue
Psychology Major-Psychological Services track
The faculty have approved the addition of POL 282 to the list of courses which will satisfy the "three courses in the wider context" requirement for the Psychological Services track Psychology major.
Chemistry and Biology Minor for Chemistry and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Majors
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology majors desiring to minor in Chemistry must complete at least two appropriate courses in Chemistry beyond those counted for the Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major. Biochemistry/Molecular Biology majors desiring to minor in Biology must do so by completing BIO 211, BIO 321, and an upper-level elective course chosen from the plant or animal grouping. See the discussion of minors in the Declaration of Degree Candidacy, Majors, and Minors section of this Catalogue.
College-wide Topics Courses
Cornell College has an all-college topics course sequence. These topics courses may be used by any department or interdepartmental program wishing to offer courses on an irregular basis. Courses offered under these numbers may be offered no more than twice. Further offerings of the same course would require regularizing the course through the established procedures for new course offerings. Departments or programs may choose not to use these special topics courses.
1__ - 1__ Introductory Topics in __________
2__ - 2__ Topics in _________3__ - 3__ Advanced Topics in __________
290/390. Individual Projects (1/2-1)
Students may do intensive work in a subject or area not normally included in the regular course offerings or else pursue in depth a topic encountered as part of previous studies. The arrangement is that of a tutorial, in which the student works independently under the supervision of a faculty tutor on a topic suggested by the student and approved by the tutor. Individual Projects are open only to students who have completed the following requirements: 290 - a writing-designated course (W) and a minimum of seven term credits (at least two of which are in the same department/interdisciplinary major as the Project); 390 - a writing-designated course (W) and a minimum of fourteen term credits (at least four of which are in the same department/interdisciplinary major as the Project). Individual Projects may not be used to satisfy the specific course requirements listed as Part One of the general education requirements for the B.A. or B.Mus. degree and may fulfill major requirements only if the department approves.
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade option to be implemented in 2013-14
8. Cornell offers a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) option to encourage students to explore new academic disciplines, but departments and interdepartmental programs are permitted to exclude specific courses from the S/U option by so stating in the course description. The S/U option is available to students who have completed a minimum of eight credits and must be declared when registering for a course or within the first three days of the course. On the 15th day of the term (normally the third Friday), the student may rescind the declaration; if the S/U option is rescinded, the student will receive a grade for the course. No more than two full S/U credits may be counted toward satisfying the 31 credits required for graduation.
To exercise this option, students must obtain a Request for S/U Grade Form from the Registrar’s Office, secure the signature of the academic advisor, and return the form to the Registrar’s Office. When this option has been selected, grades of C or above become Satisfactory (S), and grades of C- or below become Unsatisfactory (U). A satisfactory performance ensures credit toward graduation but does not affect grade-point averages. An unsatisfactory performance does not confer credit, nor does it affect the grade-point average. For students who have selected the S/U option, instructors will submit grades of S or U.
9. Certain courses of the type listed below are graded either as Credit (CR) if the instructor certifies that the student has done work of "C" quality or better, or as No Credit (NC) if the student fails to achieve the minimum standard. All work transferred from other institutions, all credits earned by examinations or advanced placement, all courses numbered in the 900s, and certain other courses identified in this Catalogue by the notation (CR) at the end of their description are automatically recorded as Credit/No Credit. A few courses offer the student, with the approval of the instructor, the choice of a regular grade or Credit/No Credit, and these are marked with (OP) at the end of their description.
Numbers 9-15 become 10-16.
Changes in Course Number
Course Information for Topics Courses, and New Courses
ART 223-4 Utilitarian Ceramics
ART 224-5 Sculptural Ceramics
BIO 285-5 Global Health
BIO 385-5/ENV 385-5 Conservation Issues in Chile
CSC 355-1 Mobile Apps
CSC 356-6 Human-Robot Interation
EDU 365-3 The Great Equalier? Educational Policy and Practice
ENG 373-3 Charles Dickens and the History of the Book
HIS 334-7 Inquisitions in Medieval and EArly Modern Europe
INT 502-4 Academic Performance Tutorial
KIN 255-5 History of Women's Sports
PHI 361-7 Meta-ethics
POL 351-6 Group Decision-making: Consensus and Coercion
POL 352-4 Education Policy
269-2. Topic: Cultures and Philosophies of Asia. This course will encounter major religious, intellectual and cultural traditions of Asia in a regional context. Students will explore a holistic framework for the interaction of social movements and intellectual traditions in specific Asian countries and settings. (Humanities) STAFF
370-2. Advanced Topic: Advanced Cultures and Philosophies of Asia. This course will provide an advanced introduction to major religious, intellectual and cultural traditions of Asia in a regional context. Students will explore a holistic framework for the interaction of social movements and intellectual traditions in specific Asian countries and settings. (Humanities) STAFF
366-6. Advanced Topic: Israel, Egypt, and the Religion of the Nile (Chicago) (Fee). This course will provide an introduction to the modern academic study of the Hebrew Bible, Egyptian Religion and the role of Egypt in Israel’s religious imagination. On the one hand, we will familiarize ourselves with the history, form and contents of the Hebrew Bible, and investigate the essential issues which confront the student of Israelite literature. On the other, we will work comparatively in order to examine the relationship between Israelite and Egyptian religions and cultures, as much as we explore the mythic or theological idea of Egypt in Israel’s own self-conception. (Humanities) SACKS
THE 316-4 Devised Theatre
THE 320-4 Advanced Dance Workshop
THE 376-8 Advanced Directing
Off-Campus Courses Taught by Cornell Faculty
These courses involve additional costs and require advance planning. Consult the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies webite for course descriptions, prerequisites, deadlines, and costs.