WR 150 Equivalents

The following classes in other departments satisfy the WR 150 requirement every semester they are offered. Please see the catalog for a full list of all WR 150 equivalents offered in the current semester.

Writing on Art

CAS AH 150

A writing course to fulfill the WR 150 requirement for students with an interest in art history. Key texts, monuments, and works of art are examined. The mechanics of research, clear expository writing, documentation, and PowerPoint presentation are central. Also counts as an elective toward the major and minor concentrations in AH. (4 cr.)

Offered by the Art History Department

Core Humanities III and IV or Core Social Science I and II

CAS CC 201 & CC 202 (together) or CC 203 & CC 204 (together)

Core Humanities III: The Renaissance
From the late Middle Ages through the burgeoning of Renaissance humanism to the baroque period. The origins of modern political and scientific thought and of the comic novel. The flowering of English poetry, Petrarch, Montaigne, Rabelais, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Descartes, and Milton, as well as the music of

Core Humanities IV: From the Englightenment to Modernity
From the philosophes and the Age of Reason through the Romantic Revolt and the origins of modernity. Voltaire, Swift, Rousseau, the music of Mozart, Goethe’s Faust, the Romantic poets, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Nietzsche, and Dostoyevsky.

Core Social Science I: The Shaping of Societies
Provides a historical framework for understanding the origins and concerns of the social sciences and the major events and processes that have shaped the twentieth century both in the United States and around the world. Readings are drawn from classic works of social and political theory: Aristotle, Tacitus, Ibn Khaldun, Hobbes, Rousseau, Tocqueville, Weber, Marx, and Durkheim.

Core Social Science II: Inequality
Focuses on the problems of inequality and the response of contemporary social scientists. Topics include psychological and sociological models of human identity, race and immigration, and contemporary theories of justice, globalization, and the international order. The course includes significant study of American society.

Offered by the Core Curriculum

Intensive General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry

CAS CH 111 & CAS CH 112 (together) or CH 181 & CH 182 (together)

First semester prereq: one year of high school chemistry, two years of high school algebra, and departmental chemistry placement examination. Coreq: CAS MA 123, MA 127, MA 129, or advanced placement in calculus. Second semester prereq: CAS CH 111. Intensive two-semester sequence for well-prepared students concentrating in chemistry or other sciences. Priority given to chemistry concentrators. Brief review of stoichiometry, gas laws; extensive consideration of equilibrium, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics; application of principles to selected elements and compounds. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing applications of quantitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour lab lecture, four hours lab in each semester.  (4 cr. each)

Offered by the Chemistry Department

Seminar in Literature

CAS EN 220

Fundamentals of literary analysis, interpretation, and research. Intensive study of selected literary texts centered on a particular topic. Attention to different critical approaches. Frequent papers. Limited class size. Required of concentrators in English. (4 cr.)

Offered by the English Department

Freshman Writing and Research Seminar

CAS HI 150

These seminars bring students out of the classroom and into the archive and library. Students hone their detective skills by learning how historians investigate the past through primary sources including diaries, novels, government documents, and scientific treatises. (4 cr.)

Offered by the History Department

Second Semester Kilachand Honors College Course and Studio

KHC Second Semester Course and KHC ST 112 (together)

Completing any 4-credit UHC course and the 2-credit studio UHC ST 112 during the spring of the freshman year meets the WR 150 requirement.

Offered by the Kilachand Honors College (previously University Honors College)

Investigations in Geometry

CAS MA 150

An immersion experience in mathematical thinking and mathematical habits of mind. Students investigate topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry starting from basic elementary material and leading to an overview of current research topics. Does not satisfy MCS Divisional requirement. Does satisfy CAS WR 150 requirement.

Offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

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