2020-21 Pomona College Catalog 
    
    May 27, 2022  
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Check major and minor requirement sections in the Departments, Programs and Areas of Study section to determine if specific courses will satisfy requirements. Inclusion on this list does not imply that the course will necessarily satisfy a requirement.

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History

  
  
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    HIST170 PZ - Hybrid Identities: Spanish Empire


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST171 AF - Hist African Amer Women in U.S.


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST171 AF - History of African American Women in the United States


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST172 PO - Enlightenment and Capitalism

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2016.
    Instructor(s): G. Kates
    Credit: 1

    During the eighteenth century, Enlightenment writers debated the benefits - both material and moral - of a market-driven economy and the inequality brought by commercial prosperity. We focus on the social, economic and political thought of Bernard Mandeville, David Hume, Adam Smith and Jean Jacques Rousseau. (Europe Since the Renaissance). Previously offered as HIST100Y PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Writing Intensive
  
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    HIST173 AF - Black Intellectuals and Politics of Race


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Analyzing Difference
  
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    HIST173 PO - The French Revolution

    When Offered: Fall 2019.
    Instructor(s): G. Kates
    Credit: 1

    Examination of the 1789 revolution that overthrew the ancient regime in France. Topics include the storming of the Bastille, fall of the aristocracy, development of the democratic state, outbreak of war, Jacobin Terror and the rule of Napoleon. Discussion of primary sources and historical interpretations. (Europe Since the Renaissance)
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Writing Intensive
  
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    HIST173 PZ - Religion, Violence and Tolerance


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST174 PO - The Russian Revolution

    When Offered: Spring 2021.
    Instructor(s): P.Chu
    Credit: 1

    In the early 20th century, war and revolution ended a 300-year-old imperial dynasty and created the world’s first socialist society. This course focuses on the Russian Revolution, spanning the last decades of Romanov rule and the dictatorships of Lenin and Stalin and explores such themes as empire, communism and social transformation from the Baltic Sea to Siberia and Central Asia. (Europe Since the Renaissance)
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Writing Intensive
  
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    HIST174 SC - The U.S. in the 1960’s


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST175 PZ - Magic, Heresy and Gender in the Atlantic World, 1400-1700


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST175 SC - War, Empire and Society in the U.S. 1898-Present


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST176 AF - Civil Rights Movement in the Modern Era


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Analyzing Difference
  
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    HIST177 SC - The U.S. in the 1920s: Fords, Flappers and Fundamentalists


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST178 PO - World War II

    When Offered: Fall 2021.
    Instructor(s): P. Chu
    Credit: 1

    During World War II, Europe became the battlefield for a cataclysmic struggle between two totalitarian regimes. This course surveys the Second World War with a particular focus on the Eastern Front, from the Hitler-Stalin pact and invasion of Poland to the Soviet victory and creation of an empire in eastern Europe, exploring such themes as occupation, resistance, collaboration and memory. (Europe Since the Renaissance)
    This course has been revised for fall 2021.  
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Speaking Intensive
  
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    HIST178 PZ - Women and Gender: Europe 1350-1700


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST179 HM - Special Topics in the History of Science


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST179 PO - Histories of Black Europe

    When Offered: Offered alternate years; next offered spring 2021.
    Instructor(s): P. Chu
    Credit: 1

    This course explores the history of the African diaspora in Europe since the fifteenth century. From the arrival of elite and enslaved Africans in the early modern period to the migration of students and workers in the colonial and post-colonial eras, Black people have established a longstanding presence in Europe. Our course focuses on the lived experiences of Black Europeans and the ways they shaped Europe’s political, social, and cultural history as they confronted racial discrimination and fought for liberation and citizenship. We examine the evolution of racial thinking and changing meanings of Blackness, Black women’s and worker’s movements, and Black internationalism, paying attention to the diversity of Black experiences across Europe.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Writing Intensive
  
  
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    HIST179A HM - Technology and American Society


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST179B HM - Spec Topic:Darwin, Marx and Freud


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST179F HM - U.S. Science & Technology Policy in the 20th & 21st Centuries/ Special Topics in History


    See the Harvey Mudd College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
  
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    HIST180 PO - Drugs and Alcohol in Modern World

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2016.
    Instructor(s): V. Silverman
    Credit: 1

    Interpretations of social, political and economic responses around the world to alcohol and other mind-altering drugs from the rum and tobacco trades to crack and the drug wars. Topics include: substances and society, drug markets, the opium wars, prohibition, 1960s drug cultures, wars on drugs, legalization, addiction treatment and recovery. Prerequisite: any history course. (United States; Comparative/Transregional/Thematic (CTT)). Previously offered as HIST134  PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST181 PO - Sex, Drugs, and Revolution: The Global Sixties

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2016.
    Instructor(s): V.Silverman
    Credit: 1

    Cultural, social and political upheavals shook countries around the world in the 1960s. Revolutions succeeded and failed, demonstrators marched for justice, youth around the world embraced radical politics and culture and conservatives fought back. The class is a journey through the major movements of the era from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, both in the U.S. and around the world. It starts with the civil rights movement and third world nationalism and ends with the rise of the New Right and the coups d’etat of the 1970s. It takes stops along the way to understand student radicalism, the anti-war movement, decolonization, urban rebellions, countercultures, Black power, feminism and gay liberation. The class will particularly explore the ideas that guided these movements in their political and economic contexts. Previously offered as HIST138  PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Analyzing Difference
  
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    HIST182 CM - Human Health and Disease in United States History


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST183 CM - The Fall of Rome and the End of Empire


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
  
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    HIST184 PO - Global Environmental Histories

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2017.
    Instructor(s): P.Chu
    Credit: 1

    This seminar explores different approaches to environmental history, from classic works by Alfred Crosby and James Scott to more recent scholarship, focusing on diverse ways of telling stories about people and nature. Our readings highlight the environmental consequences of industrialization, imperialism and totalitarianism; human and “natural” disasters; the emergence of the environmental sciences; and conservation and environmental politics in non-US contexts. (Europe since the Renaissance) Previously offered as HIST100T PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Speaking Intensive
  
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    HIST185 PO - History and Historiography

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2018.
    Instructor(s): H. Rezai
    Credit: 1

    The goal of this course is to introduce students to major theoretical approaches in the study of history. As such, we will read and discuss seminal texts and important themes that have shaped the writing of history in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will examine how historians investigate and interpret events in the past and craft history. We will pay particular attention to how scholars of history employ evidence and structure their narratives. Furthermore, we will explore how in their construction of historical narratives they borrow from other disciplines, such as philosophy, sociology, critical theory, and anthropology. Alongside our theoretical and methodological journey, we will also travel intellectually to a variety of regions like Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, investigating different historiographies to learn how scholars across regions inform each other’s works. Letter grade only. Previously offered as HIST150  PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3; Speaking Intensive
  
  
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    HIST189C PO - American Political Traditions

    When Offered: One-time only; spring 2020.
    Instructor(s): H. Wall
    Credit: 1

    Examination of U.S. political ideas, practices, development, and conflicts from the revolutionary era through the end of Reconstruction. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST189E PO - Muslims in Europe

    When Offered: One-time only; spring 2019.
    Instructor(s): H. Rezai
    Credit: 1

    Although the encounter between Europe and Muslims has a relatively long history, the settlement of the vast majority of Middle Eastern Muslims in Europe started in the era after World War II. Today Muslims from different ethnic, political, and social backgrounds constitute over 4 percent of the population of the European Union. The nearly century-long migration of an increasing number of guest workers, professionals, and asylum seekers to countries like Germany, France, Sweden, and Great Britain has established Muslims as a large minority in several EU countries. Yet the growing presence of Muslims in European societies in recent years due to escalating violent conflicts, imperialist intervention, sectarian rifts, and terrorist attacks, triggered heated debates about citizenship, racism, integration and the place of Islam and Muslims in Europe. It also gave rise to a growing right-wing mobilization and anti-Muslim animosity, with surprising similarities to the anti-Semitic propaganda of the past. In this course we will examine questions like this: What are the historical, economic, and political reasons for the migration of the Muslims to Europe? Why are some groups of Muslims in the EU integrated, while others are marginalized? Are Muslims equally represented in European democracies? If not, what are the obstacles that prevent Muslim minorities from participation and institutional access? Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST189F PO - Muslim Societies in African History

    When Offered: Fall 2019.
    Instructor(s): S. Anderson
    Credit: 1

    Approximately half of Africans are Muslim, and approximately one-quarter of the world’s Muslim population is African. This course focuses on the history of African Muslim societies from the origins of the faith in the seventh century to the present. Major themes include the spread of Islam, medieval Muslim empires, colonialism and anti-colonialism, gender, race, education, slavery, and postcolonial politics. The geographic focus of the course is on North and West Africa, with reference to other regions of the continent and the worldwide African diaspora. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST189G PO - History of the Sahara

    When Offered: One-time only; spring 2020.
    Instructor(s): S. Anderson
    Credit: 1

    The Sahara Desert is one of the world’s most intriguing and least understood regions. The Sahara conjures up images of vast dunes, lush oases, and mysterious nomads. It makes up one-third of the African continent by area, and is comparable in size to the United States. This course demystifies the Sahara by considering its history from the deep past to the present, and by historicizing contemporary events in this increasingly geopoliticallyimportant area. The course familiarizes students with interdisciplinary methods through the reading of a wide array of primary and secondary sources from historical, anthropological, environmental studies, art historical, and other approaches. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST190 CM - Race and American Cities


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST190 CM - Race and American Cities


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    HIST190 PO - Senior Seminar

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): V. Silverman
    Credit: 1

    Students write a senior paper under the guidance of the seminar instructor and faculty readers. This paper serves as the beginning of the process of writing a senior thesis, senior essay or preparing for a senior tutorial. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Speaking Intensive; Writing Intensive
  
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    HIST191 PO - Senior Thesis

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): staff
    Credit: 1

    An independent research and writing project culminating in a substantial, original historical work. Directed by one faculty member, chosen by the student (in all but exceptional cases) from the History Department faculty. The thesis may incorporate the Senior Paper from HIST190 PO - Senior Seminar . Each thesis read by one additional reader. Students defend their theses orally. Prerequisites: HIST 190 PO  and completion of at least three courses in the field in which students intend to write their theses. Letter grade only.
    This course has been revised for fall 2021.  
  
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    HIST192 PO - Senior Essay

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    An independent writing project culminating in a substantial essay that may be based on original research, historiography or a critical review of secondary literature. It must be substantively different from the Senior Paper written in History 190 Senior Seminar, though it may be related. Directed by one faculty member, chosen by the student (in all but exceptional cases) from the History Department. Each essay read by one additional reader. Students defend their essays orally. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: HIST 190 PO .
    This course has been revised for fall 2021.  
  
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    HIST193 PO - Senior Tutorial

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    An independent tutorial with one faculty member (in all but exceptional cases) from the History Department on a topic or topics chosen by the student from within the major field and approved by the faculty member. The papers producted in the tutorial may be related to the Senior Paper written in the HIST 190 PO  Senior Seminar but must be substantively different. The student meets with the faculty member throughout the semester and demonstrates mastery of the material of the tutorial and the student’s coursework in the major field. The papers produced for the tutorial are read by one additional reader. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: HIST 190 PO .
  
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    HIST199DRPO - History: Directed Readings

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Syllabus reflects workload of a standard course in the department or program. Examinations or papers equivalent to a standard course. Regular interaction with the faculty supervisor. Weekly meetings are the norm. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    HIST199IRPO - History: Independent Research

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    A substantial and significant piece of original research or creative product produced. Pre-requisite course work required. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    HIST199RAPO - History: Research Assistantship

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Lab notebook, research summary or other product appropriate to the discipline is required. Half-course credit only.
  
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    HSID068 CM - Disasters Ancient Mediterranean


    See the Claremont McKenna College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3

Humanities

  
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    CREA124 PZ - The Bible and Homer


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1
  

Interdisciplinary Courses

  
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    HUM196 PO - Humanities Studio Seminar

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): K. Dettmar
    Credit: 0.5

    A year-long seminar for Humanities Studio Faculty & Undergraduate Fellows, focusing on readings, visiting speakers, and programming on the Sudio’s annual theme. 3 hours/week. No written work required beyond the writing done for the senior thesis in the student’s major department(s). P/NC grading only. 
  
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    ID001 PO - Critical Inquiry Seminar

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    Critical Inquiry (ID1) is a program of seminars for first-year students in their first semester at the College. Seminars are taught by faculty from across the disciplines and engage students in rigorous reading, writing and discussion on varied topics. The goal of ID1 is to prepare students to participate fully and successfully in the intellectual community that is Pomona College. Critical writing is an essential component of that participation, and to that end all sections of ID1 focus on writing as a recursive process of drafting and revision.

     

    See Seminars for 2020  for section descriptions.


  
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    ID199CPPO - Independent Study: Community Partnerships


    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    Nurtures student learning through active community engagement, reading and writing. Students prepare a “Community Partnership Plan,” outlining a mutually-beneficial community engagement activity and reading schedule; execute the plan (in consultation with professor and community engagement partner); and reflect upon their service in the form of regular discussion and writing. Offered upon request; permission of instructor required.
  
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    ID199P1PO - Independent Study: Persian 1

    When Offered: Fall 2018.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Pomona’s Self Instructional Language Program (SILP) provides students with an opportunity to study less-commonly taught languages via a program that combines independent study of selected texts and audio-visual materials with conversation and drill sessions with a native speaker “coach.” An instructor with a terminal degree in the language or a related field and who is engaged in teaching the language at an accredited college or university both designs the course and undertakes student assessment. Students then spend two contact hours per week in class sessions with a native speaker “coach.” Courses are 0.5 credit, P/NC. Attendance is mandatory and the course includes a midterm, final and oral exam. Attendance at Oldenborg language tables is required. For more information, consult the SILP page on the Oldenborg website: here.
  
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    ID199P2PO - Independent Study: Persian 2

    When Offered: As announced in semester schedule of classes.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Pomona’s Self Instructional Language Program (SILP) provides students with an opportunity to study less-commonly taught languages via a program that combines independent study of selected texts and audio-visual materials with conversation and drill sessions with a native speaker “coach.” An instructor with a terminal degree in the language or a related field and who is engaged in teaching the language at an accredited college or university both designs the course and undertakes student assessment. Students then spend two contact hours per week in class sessions with a native speaker “coach.” Courses are 0.5 credit, P/NC. Attendance is mandatory and the course includes a midterm, final and oral exam. Attendance at Oldenborg language tables is required. For more information, consult the SILP page on the Oldenborg website: here.
  
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    ID199P3PO - Independent Study: Persian 3

    When Offered: As announced in semester schedule of classes.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Pomona’s Self Instructional Language Program (SILP) provides students with an opportunity to study less-commonly taught languages via a program that combines independent study of selected texts and audio-visual materials with conversation and drill sessions with a native speaker “coach.” The course is designed by, and examinations are written and graded by an instructor who teaches the language at a selected accredited college or university. SILP courses are offered for half-course credit (equivalent to two semester hours) on a Pass/No Credit basis. The course is limited to five students per section. Students may enroll in one SILP course per semester; no auditing is allowed. Course Format: 1. Seven to ten hours a week of independent study using a combination of textbooks, workbooks, audio and video materials, software, and online materials (course components vary by language). 2. Two class sessions per week with the native speaker language coach. 3. A midterm and final written exam and oral exam.). 4. Students must be able to work independently, take responsibility for their own learning, and organize time wisely. Course Requirements: Attendance is required; a maximum of three absences are allowed.  Students must attend a minimum of ten language lunch conversation tables where they may only speak in the studied language. For more information, consult the SILP page on the Oldenborg website: here.
  
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    ID199P4PO - Independent Study: Persian 4

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2019.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    The Oldenborg Center offers the equivalent of one full year of Persian instruction, spread out over four semesters, through the Self-Instructional Language Program (SILP). This program combines independent student study of selected texts and audio-visual materials with formal conversation and drill sessions on-site. An off-site instructor designs the course and undertakes student assessment. Students spend two contact hours per week in class sessions at Oldenborg with a native speaker coach. Courses are 0.5 credit, P/NC. Attendance at the coaching sessions and at Oldenborg language tables is mandatory; the course includes a midterm, final and oral exam. For more information, consult the SILP page on the Oldenborg website: https://www.pomona.edu/administration/oldenborg-center/language-programming/self-instructional-language-program-silp.
  
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    ID199S1PO - Independent Study: Swahili 1

    When Offered: As announced in semester schedule of classes.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Pomona’s Self Instructional Language Program (SILP) provides students with an opportunity to study less-commonly taught languages via a program that combines independent study of selected texts and audio-visual materials with conversation and drill sessions with a native speaker “coach.” The course is designed by, and examinations are written and graded by an instructor who teaches the language at a selected accredited college or university. SILP courses are offered for half-course credit (equivalent to two semester hours) on a Pass/No Credit basis. The course is limited to five students per section. Students may enroll in one SILP course per semester; no auditing is allowed. Course Format: 1. Seven to ten hours a week of independent study using a combination of textbooks, workbooks, audio and video materials, software, and online materials (course components vary by language). 2. Two class sessions per week with the native speaker language coach. 3. A midterm and final written exam and oral exam.). 4. Students must be able to work independently, take responsibility for their own learning, and organize time wisely. Course Requirements: Attendance is required; a maximum of three are absences allowed.  Students must attend a minimum of ten language lunch conversation tables where they may only speak in the studied language. For more information, consult the SILP page on the Oldenborg website: here.
  
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    ID199S2PO - Independent Study: Swahili 2

    When Offered: As announced in semester schedule of classes.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Pomona’s Self Instructional Language Program (SILP) provides students with an opportunity to study less-commonly taught languages via a program that combines independent study of selected texts and audio-visual materials with conversation and drill sessions with a native speaker “coach.” The course is designed by, and examinations are written and graded by an instructor who teaches the language at a selected accredited college or university. SILP courses are offered for half-course credit (equivalent to two semester hours) on a Pass/No Credit basis. The course is limited to five students per section. Students may enroll in one SILP course per semester; no auditing is allowed. Course Format: 1. Seven to ten hours a week of independent study using a combination of textbooks, workbooks, audio and video materials, software and online materials (course components vary by language). 2. Two class sessions per week with the native speaker language coach. 3. A midterm and final written exam and oral exam.). 4. Students must be able to work independently, take responsibility for their own learning, and organize time wisely. Course Requirements: Attendance is required; a maximum of three are absences allowed.  Students must attend a minimum of ten language lunch conversation tables where they may only speak in the studied language. For more information, consult the SILP page on the Oldenborg website: here.
  
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    IR111 PO - Bringing it all back home: Integrating lessons from study abroad

    When Offered: Last offered fall 2016.
    Instructor(s): H. Rindisbacher
    Credit: 1

    Course draws on participants’ personal experience; offers contextualization, conceptualization, theorization, and assessment of living and studying abroad, both in social-political and individual-psychological terms. Reading of critical and literary sources from a range of social-science disciplines. Examines manifestations of ethnic, linguistic, gender, and power relations as perceived by participants in their experience of another country and culture and provides space for analytical reflection. Course requires substantial writing/speaking. Prerequisites: Either having participated in study abroad or being an international student at Pomona. Previously offered as ID  111  PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Analyzing Difference

International Relations

  
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    IR100 PO - Intermediate IR Seminar

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): T. Le, S. Marks
    Credit: 1

    A seminar designed to introduce sophomores or juniors in the program to research in International Relations from different disciplines and methodologies.  Subject themes vary with instructors. Prerequisite: POLI 008 PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2; Speaking Intensive; Writing Intensive
  
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    IR 101 PO - Cases, Comparisons, and Causality

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): C. Beck
    Credit: 1

    How can we understand the structures and processes that transform our world? Social science often provides the answer through case studies. This course focuses on methodology for determining causation through case comparisons and single case studies, and examines controversies and frontiers of case study research. Classic questions answered by the approach where economic systems and state forms originate, how power is achieved and maintained, and why societies flourish or fail are examined. Fulfills the qualitative methods requirement for International Relations majors. Letter grade only.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    IR102 SC - Cooperation and Rivalry in the European Union


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
  
  
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    IR118 PO - International Economic Relations

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): Marks
    Credit: 1

    The principles and theories of international trade and finance in historical context. Topics include the bases for international trade in comparative advantage and economies of scale, foreign direct investment, immigration, trade policies and related political economy issues, foreign exchange markets, balance of payments accounting and the national income and product accounts, macroeconomic policies in an open economy, monetary union, international monetary systems, and financial crises. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: ECON 051 PO . Previously offered as ECON113  PO.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 2
  
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    IR190 PO - Senior IR Seminar

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): H. Williams
    Credit: 1

    A seminar on theory, research design and methodology intended to help students formulate and implement an individual research project. Students also present their research proposals to other seniors in the program. Prerequisites: IR 100 PO  and senior status.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Writing Intensive
  
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    IR191 PO - Senior Thesis

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 1

    Students work independently under the direction of one faculty member, normally from faculty of participating departments. A second member of the faculties of The Claremont Colleges often also reads the completed thesis. Prerequisite: IR 190 PO .
  
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    IR199DRPO - International Relations: Directed Readings

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5-1

    Syllabus reflects workload of a standard course in the department or program. Examinations or papers equivalent to a standard course. Regular interaction with the faculty supervisor. Weekly meetings are the norm. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    IR199IRPO - International Relations: Independent Research

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5 - 1

    Independent Research or Creative Project. A substantial and significant piece of original research or creative product produced. Pre-requisite course work required. Available for full- or half-course credit.
  
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    IR199RAPO - International Relations: Research Assistantship

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Credit: 0.5

    Lab notebook, research summary or other product appropriate to the discipline is required. Half-course credit only.

International/Intercultural Studies

  
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    IIS038 PZ - Nature, Movement, Meditation: Qigong


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    IIS075 PZ - Introduction to Postcolonial Studies


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    IIS080 PZ - Intro to Critical Theory


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    IIS 109C PZ - Chinese Phil, Culture and Trad Med


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    IIS113 PZ - Science, Politics and Alternative Medicine


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    IIS120 PZ - State/Development in Third World


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    IIS128 PZ - The War on Terror


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3
  
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    IIS167 PZ - Theory and Practice of Resistance to Monoculture


    See the Pitzer College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 3

Italian

  
  
  
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    ITAL033 SC - Intermediate Italian


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Language Requirement
  
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    ITAL044 SC - Advanced Italian


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Language Requirement
  
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    ITAL133 SC - Contemporary Italian Literature


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement
  
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    ITAL136 SC - Italians as Guests and Hosts: Intercultural Encounters in Current Italian Fiction


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement
  
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    ITAL140 SC - Italian Cinema


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement
  
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    ITAL142 SC - Italian Literature & Cinema


    See the Scripps College Catalog for a description of this course.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Language Requirement

Japanese

  
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    JAPN001A PO - Elementary Japanese

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): P. Flueckiger; K. Takahashi; T. Terada
    Credit: 1

    A beginning Japanese language course stressing grammar, vocabulary building, oral and aural communication skills; introduction to the Japanese writing systems (katakana, hiragana and 86 kanji). Prerequisite: any entering student who has previously learned Japanese must take a placement examination.
  
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    JAPN001B PO - Elementary Japanese

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): P. Flueckiger; L. Miyake; K. Takahashi; T. Terada
    Credit: 1

    A beginning Japanese language course stressing grammar, vocabulary building, oral and aural skills; introduction to the Japanese writing systems (katakana, hiragana and 138 additional kanji). Prerequisite: JAPN 001A PO .
  
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    JAPN011 PO - Conversation: Contemporary Japanese Language and Culture

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): A. Dwyer
    Credit: 0.25

    Open to all students except native speakers. Credit for satisfactory participation in Oldenborg Center activities and two conversation classes weekly. Prerequisite: JAPN 001B PO . Cumulative credit; graded P/NC. May be taken a total of four times for a total of one course credit.
  
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    JAPN012A PO - Intermediate Kanji

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): A. Nakagoshi
    Credit: 0.25

    Designed for those who have completed JAPN 001B PO  or equivalent. Focuses on systematic learning of kanji characters. Covers approximately 350 characters and helps students build up kanji vocabulary. Can be taken separately or concurrently with JAPN 051A PO . P/NC grading only.
  
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    JAPN012B PO - Intermediate Kanji

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): A. Nakagoshi
    Credit: 0.25

    Focuses on systematic learning of kanji characters. Covers approximately 350 characters and helps students build up kanji vocabulary. Can be taken separately or concurrently with JAPN 051B PO . P/NC grading only.
    This course has been revised for spring 2021.  
  
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    JAPN013 PO - Advanced Conversation

    When Offered: Each semester.
    Instructor(s): A. Dwyer
    Credit: 0.25

    Open to all students except native speakers. Credit for satisfactory participation in Oldenborg Center activities and two conversation classes weekly. Prerequisite: JAPN 051B PO  . Cumulative, one-quarter course credit; graded P/NC. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. May be taken a total of four times for a total of one course credit.
  
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    JAPN014A PO - Advanced Kanji

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): A. Nakagoshi
    Credit: 0.25

    Designed for those who have completed JAPN 051B PO  or equivalent. Focuses on systematic learning of kanji characters. Covers approximately 350 characters, builds kanji vocabulary, and helps students prepare for the N2 level or above of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Can be taken separately or concurrently with JAPN 111A PO  or above. P/NC grading only.
  
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    JAPN014B PO - Advanced Kanji

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): A. Nakagoshi
    Credit: 0.25

    Designed for those who have completed JAPN 051B PO  or equivalent. Focuses on systematic learning of kanji characters. Covers approximately 350 characters, builds kanji vocabulary, and helps students prepare for the N2 level or above of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Can be taken separately or concurrently with JAPN 111A PO  or above. P/NC grading only.
  
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    JAPN051A PO - Intermediate Japanese

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): K. Takahashi
    Credit: 1

    A continuation of elementary Japanese with emphasis on developing further skills in all aspects of the language; new grammatical forms, additional vocabulary and kanji (numbering approximately 140 beyond 1A/B), reading and writing composition. Prerequisites: JAPN 001B PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Language Requirement
  
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    JAPN051B PO - Intermediate Japanese

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): K. Takahashi
    Credit: 1

    A continuation of elementary Japanese with emphasis on developing further skills in all aspects of the language; new grammatical forms, additional vocabulary and kanji (numbering approximately 150 beyond 051A), reading and writing composition. Prerequisite: JAPN 051A PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Language Requirement
  
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    JAPN111A PO - Advanced Japanese

    When Offered: Each fall.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 1

    Develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a balanced, integrated way, based on a variety of texts which include newspaper and magazine articles, short stories and animation. Prerequisite: JAPN 051B PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement; Speaking Intensive
  
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    JAPN111B PO - Advanced Japanese

    When Offered: Each spring.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 1

    Develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a balanced, integrated way, based on a variety of texts which include newspaper and magazine articles, short stories and animation. Prerequisite: JAPN 111A PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement; Speaking Intensive
  
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    JAPN123 PO - An Introduction to Japanese Linguistics

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2017.
    Instructor(s): K. Takahashi
    Credit: 1

    This course deals with issues of the usage of the modern Japanese language and how they have been treated in the field of linguistics while providing focused, high-level language training for students who possess fourth-year level ability or equivalent in Japanese. It concentrates on pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, discourse/conversation analysis and speech varieties (politeness, gender and role language). Students will conduct their own projects that utilize a corpus of data collected from media (audiovisual and textual) to investigate a specific aspect of modern Japanese. No previous linguistics training is required. Prerequisite: JAPN 111B PO  or equivalent.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement; Speaking Intensive
  
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    JAPN124 PO - Readings in Current Japanese

    When Offered: Last offered fall 2017.
    Instructor(s): K. Takahashi
    Credit: 1

    Readings in non-literary writings in the original Japanese, including newspaper/magazine articles and essays dealing with various contemporary topics. Emphasis also on composition. Speaking/writing intensive. May be repeated once for credit with permission of instructor. Prerequisite: JAPN 111B PO  or equivalent.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement; Speaking Intensive
  
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    JAPN125 PO - Readings in Modern Japanese Literature

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2018.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 1

    Advanced training in integrating all four language skills by engaging a variety of literary texts. We will also watch films and TV programs. Different themes and readings every year. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: JAPN 111B PO  or equivalent.
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Area 1; Language Requirement; Writing Intensive
  
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    JAPN125H PO - Continuing Japanese

    When Offered: Last offered fall 2019.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 0.5

    For those who are ready to participate in a class conducted entirely in Japanese, this course provides high level of training in all four skills–speaking, listening, reading and writing–by reading short stories, newspaper and magazine articles, watching animations and films. Parts of the course materials will be chosen to accommodate the participants’ interests. Prerequisites: JAPN 111B PO  or equivalent. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    JAPN126H PO - Japanese Through Current Media

    When Offered: Last offered spring 2019.
    Instructor(s): K. Kurita
    Credit: 0.5

    This course focuses on raising the proficiency level in Japanese using a variety of media: TV programs, cinema, documentaries and animation, as well as print media and online materials. The goal is to cultivate the listening, speaking and reading comprehension necessary for today’s fast-paced communications. Prerequisites: JAPN 111B PO .
    Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
    Speaking Intensive
 

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