COURSES NOT IN THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC REGISTER

 

AAH 215 Pyramids to Skyscrapers:  An Introduction to the History of Architecture.  L. Matthew.  This course will introduce students to the history of the built environment in the Western tradition, with significant excursions to the Middle East. Our study of architecture will involve the description, visual analysis and interpretation of buildings and their sites. It will consider patronage and function as well as changes and adaptations over time. The course is designed as a broad survey that will also provide a foundation for further art historical study of the Western tradition, including further courses in the history of architecture.

AAH 265 Environmentalism and Globalization in Contemporary Art.  L. Cox.  This course examines artistic practices that meld science, aesthetics, and politics in imaginative and critical ways as they address the environmentalism and globalization. After a brief study of 19th and 20th century precedents, the course primarily focuses on 21st c. artists whose work takes on such subjects as nature and technology, pollution and waste, sustainability and climate change, globalization and economic crisis. Throughout the course we will consider the blurring of the boundaries between art and activism and the many art genres and strategies used to address these issues including painting, installation, technology, engineering, performance, community  collaborations, and public art.

CSC 120 Programming on Purpose. Cass.  An introduction to software design principles aimed at making software more efficient, robust, readable, maintainable, and reusable. An introduction to object-oriented programming and design, including classes, objects, methods, and sub-typing. Prerequisites: one course from CSC-103 to CSC-109 unless student has suffiencent AP credit to pass out of intro course (Email Prof. Fernandes - fernandc@union.edu). Not open to students who have already taken CSC-150.

PHL 174 Introduction to Biomedical Ethics. Baker.  A historical-philosophical introduction to biomedical ethics from the Hippocratic Oath, to the AMA Code of Ethics and the Patients' Bill of Rights.  The course introduces students to the terminology and methodology of the field and reviews classic cases historical and contemporary.