Amherst College 2015-16 Catalog

  • Introduction
  • About Amherst College
  • Admission & Financial Aid
  • Regulations & Requirements
  • Amherst College Courses
  • Five College Programs & Certificates
  • Honors & Fellowships

Introduction

View Index

Index

Administrative and Professional Officers 31

Admission 50

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Bachelor of Arts 70

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 

Calendar, 2015-16

Certificate Programs

Five College Certificate in African Studies 547

Five College Certificate in Asian/Pacific/American Studies 548

Five College Certificate in Buddhist Studies 550

Five College Certificate in Coastal and Marine Sciences

Five College Certificate in Culture, Health and Science 551

Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology 551

Five College Certificate in International Relations 552

Five College Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies 553

Five College Certificate in Logic 554

Five College Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies 556

Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 557

Five College Certificate in Sustainability Studies 558

Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Corporation of the College 7

Course descriptions 82

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Creative Writing 218

Economics 220

English 229

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

Film and Media Studies 291

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Courses 518

Five College Dance 505

French 306

Geology 316

German 321

Greek 207

History 329

Japanese 162

Kenan Colloquium 360

Latin 208

Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Linguistics 378

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Music 386

Neuroscience 405

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 442

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Psychology 451

Religion 461

Russian 472

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Course requirements 71

Creative Writing 218

Dance 425

Degree Requirements 70

Bachelor of Arts 70

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Degree with Honors 74

Departmental Majors 73

Interdisciplinary Majors 73

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Major Requirement 72

Doshisha University 46

 

Economics 220

Educational leaves 66

Emeriti 9

Engineering Exchange Program 45, 77

English 229

Enrollment 597

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

 

Faculty 13

Fellows 30, 577

Fellowships 573

Film and Media Studies 291

Financial Aid 55

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Cooperation 43

Five College Courses 75, 518

Five College Dance 505

Folger Shakespeare Library 48

French 306

 

Geology 316

German 321

Graduate Fellows 40

Greek 207

 

Harassment 62

History 329

Honors

Degree with 74

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Sigma Xi 571

 

Intellectual Responsibility 60

Interdisciplinary Programs 73

Interterm 60

 

Japanese 162

 

Kenan Colloquium 360

 

Language Assistants 30

Latin 208

 Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Lectureships 568

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Linguistics 378

 

Major Requirements 72

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Mission of Amherst College 4

Music 386

 

Neuroscience 405

 

Pass/Fail Option 65

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 422

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Prizes and Awards 584

Professorships and Readerships 562

Psychology 451

 

Refund policy 54

Regulations, general 60

Religion 461

Religious Advisors 40

Reserve Officers Training Corps 44

Russian 472

 

Sexual harassment 62

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sigma Xi 571

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Study abroad 45

 

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Transfer policy 68

Trustees 7

Tuition and Fees 53

Twelve College Exchange 45

 

Veterans

 

 

About Amherst College

View Index

Index

Administrative and Professional Officers 31

Admission 50

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Bachelor of Arts 70

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 

Calendar, 2015-16

Certificate Programs

Five College Certificate in African Studies 547

Five College Certificate in Asian/Pacific/American Studies 548

Five College Certificate in Buddhist Studies 550

Five College Certificate in Coastal and Marine Sciences

Five College Certificate in Culture, Health and Science 551

Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology 551

Five College Certificate in International Relations 552

Five College Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies 553

Five College Certificate in Logic 554

Five College Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies 556

Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 557

Five College Certificate in Sustainability Studies 558

Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Corporation of the College 7

Course descriptions 82

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Creative Writing 218

Economics 220

English 229

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

Film and Media Studies 291

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Courses 518

Five College Dance 505

French 306

Geology 316

German 321

Greek 207

History 329

Japanese 162

Kenan Colloquium 360

Latin 208

Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Linguistics 378

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Music 386

Neuroscience 405

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 442

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Psychology 451

Religion 461

Russian 472

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Course requirements 71

Creative Writing 218

Dance 425

Degree Requirements 70

Bachelor of Arts 70

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Degree with Honors 74

Departmental Majors 73

Interdisciplinary Majors 73

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Major Requirement 72

Doshisha University 46

 

Economics 220

Educational leaves 66

Emeriti 9

Engineering Exchange Program 45, 77

English 229

Enrollment 597

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

 

Faculty 13

Fellows 30, 577

Fellowships 573

Film and Media Studies 291

Financial Aid 55

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Cooperation 43

Five College Courses 75, 518

Five College Dance 505

Folger Shakespeare Library 48

French 306

 

Geology 316

German 321

Graduate Fellows 40

Greek 207

 

Harassment 62

History 329

Honors

Degree with 74

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Sigma Xi 571

 

Intellectual Responsibility 60

Interdisciplinary Programs 73

Interterm 60

 

Japanese 162

 

Kenan Colloquium 360

 

Language Assistants 30

Latin 208

 Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Lectureships 568

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Linguistics 378

 

Major Requirements 72

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Mission of Amherst College 4

Music 386

 

Neuroscience 405

 

Pass/Fail Option 65

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 422

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Prizes and Awards 584

Professorships and Readerships 562

Psychology 451

 

Refund policy 54

Regulations, general 60

Religion 461

Religious Advisors 40

Reserve Officers Training Corps 44

Russian 472

 

Sexual harassment 62

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sigma Xi 571

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Study abroad 45

 

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Transfer policy 68

Trustees 7

Tuition and Fees 53

Twelve College Exchange 45

 

Veterans

 

 

Admission & Financial Aid

View Index

Index

Administrative and Professional Officers 31

Admission 50

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Bachelor of Arts 70

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 

Calendar, 2015-16

Certificate Programs

Five College Certificate in African Studies 547

Five College Certificate in Asian/Pacific/American Studies 548

Five College Certificate in Buddhist Studies 550

Five College Certificate in Coastal and Marine Sciences

Five College Certificate in Culture, Health and Science 551

Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology 551

Five College Certificate in International Relations 552

Five College Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies 553

Five College Certificate in Logic 554

Five College Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies 556

Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 557

Five College Certificate in Sustainability Studies 558

Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Corporation of the College 7

Course descriptions 82

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Creative Writing 218

Economics 220

English 229

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

Film and Media Studies 291

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Courses 518

Five College Dance 505

French 306

Geology 316

German 321

Greek 207

History 329

Japanese 162

Kenan Colloquium 360

Latin 208

Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Linguistics 378

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Music 386

Neuroscience 405

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 442

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Psychology 451

Religion 461

Russian 472

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Course requirements 71

Creative Writing 218

Dance 425

Degree Requirements 70

Bachelor of Arts 70

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Degree with Honors 74

Departmental Majors 73

Interdisciplinary Majors 73

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Major Requirement 72

Doshisha University 46

 

Economics 220

Educational leaves 66

Emeriti 9

Engineering Exchange Program 45, 77

English 229

Enrollment 597

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

 

Faculty 13

Fellows 30, 577

Fellowships 573

Film and Media Studies 291

Financial Aid 55

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Cooperation 43

Five College Courses 75, 518

Five College Dance 505

Folger Shakespeare Library 48

French 306

 

Geology 316

German 321

Graduate Fellows 40

Greek 207

 

Harassment 62

History 329

Honors

Degree with 74

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Sigma Xi 571

 

Intellectual Responsibility 60

Interdisciplinary Programs 73

Interterm 60

 

Japanese 162

 

Kenan Colloquium 360

 

Language Assistants 30

Latin 208

 Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Lectureships 568

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Linguistics 378

 

Major Requirements 72

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Mission of Amherst College 4

Music 386

 

Neuroscience 405

 

Pass/Fail Option 65

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 422

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Prizes and Awards 584

Professorships and Readerships 562

Psychology 451

 

Refund policy 54

Regulations, general 60

Religion 461

Religious Advisors 40

Reserve Officers Training Corps 44

Russian 472

 

Sexual harassment 62

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sigma Xi 571

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Study abroad 45

 

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Transfer policy 68

Trustees 7

Tuition and Fees 53

Twelve College Exchange 45

 

Veterans

 

 

Regulations & Requirements

View Index

Index

Administrative and Professional Officers 31

Admission 50

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Bachelor of Arts 70

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 

Calendar, 2015-16

Certificate Programs

Five College Certificate in African Studies 547

Five College Certificate in Asian/Pacific/American Studies 548

Five College Certificate in Buddhist Studies 550

Five College Certificate in Coastal and Marine Sciences

Five College Certificate in Culture, Health and Science 551

Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology 551

Five College Certificate in International Relations 552

Five College Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies 553

Five College Certificate in Logic 554

Five College Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies 556

Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 557

Five College Certificate in Sustainability Studies 558

Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Corporation of the College 7

Course descriptions 82

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Creative Writing 218

Economics 220

English 229

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

Film and Media Studies 291

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Courses 518

Five College Dance 505

French 306

Geology 316

German 321

Greek 207

History 329

Japanese 162

Kenan Colloquium 360

Latin 208

Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Linguistics 378

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Music 386

Neuroscience 405

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 442

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Psychology 451

Religion 461

Russian 472

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Course requirements 71

Creative Writing 218

Dance 425

Degree Requirements 70

Bachelor of Arts 70

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Degree with Honors 74

Departmental Majors 73

Interdisciplinary Majors 73

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Major Requirement 72

Doshisha University 46

 

Economics 220

Educational leaves 66

Emeriti 9

Engineering Exchange Program 45, 77

English 229

Enrollment 597

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

 

Faculty 13

Fellows 30, 577

Fellowships 573

Film and Media Studies 291

Financial Aid 55

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Cooperation 43

Five College Courses 75, 518

Five College Dance 505

Folger Shakespeare Library 48

French 306

 

Geology 316

German 321

Graduate Fellows 40

Greek 207

 

Harassment 62

History 329

Honors

Degree with 74

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Sigma Xi 571

 

Intellectual Responsibility 60

Interdisciplinary Programs 73

Interterm 60

 

Japanese 162

 

Kenan Colloquium 360

 

Language Assistants 30

Latin 208

 Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Lectureships 568

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Linguistics 378

 

Major Requirements 72

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Mission of Amherst College 4

Music 386

 

Neuroscience 405

 

Pass/Fail Option 65

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 422

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Prizes and Awards 584

Professorships and Readerships 562

Psychology 451

 

Refund policy 54

Regulations, general 60

Religion 461

Religious Advisors 40

Reserve Officers Training Corps 44

Russian 472

 

Sexual harassment 62

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sigma Xi 571

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Study abroad 45

 

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Transfer policy 68

Trustees 7

Tuition and Fees 53

Twelve College Exchange 45

 

Veterans

 

 

Amherst College Courses

View Index

Index

Administrative and Professional Officers 31

Admission 50

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Bachelor of Arts 70

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 

Calendar, 2015-16

Certificate Programs

Five College Certificate in African Studies 547

Five College Certificate in Asian/Pacific/American Studies 548

Five College Certificate in Buddhist Studies 550

Five College Certificate in Coastal and Marine Sciences

Five College Certificate in Culture, Health and Science 551

Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology 551

Five College Certificate in International Relations 552

Five College Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies 553

Five College Certificate in Logic 554

Five College Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies 556

Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 557

Five College Certificate in Sustainability Studies 558

Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Corporation of the College 7

Course descriptions 82

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Creative Writing 218

Economics 220

English 229

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

Film and Media Studies 291

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Courses 518

Five College Dance 505

French 306

Geology 316

German 321

Greek 207

History 329

Japanese 162

Kenan Colloquium 360

Latin 208

Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Linguistics 378

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Music 386

Neuroscience 405

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 442

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Psychology 451

Religion 461

Russian 472

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Course requirements 71

Creative Writing 218

Dance 425

Degree Requirements 70

Bachelor of Arts 70

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Degree with Honors 74

Departmental Majors 73

Interdisciplinary Majors 73

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Major Requirement 72

Doshisha University 46

 

Economics 220

Educational leaves 66

Emeriti 9

Engineering Exchange Program 45, 77

English 229

Enrollment 597

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

 

Faculty 13

Fellows 30, 577

Fellowships 573

Film and Media Studies 291

Financial Aid 55

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Cooperation 43

Five College Courses 75, 518

Five College Dance 505

Folger Shakespeare Library 48

French 306

 

Geology 316

German 321

Graduate Fellows 40

Greek 207

 

Harassment 62

History 329

Honors

Degree with 74

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Sigma Xi 571

 

Intellectual Responsibility 60

Interdisciplinary Programs 73

Interterm 60

 

Japanese 162

 

Kenan Colloquium 360

 

Language Assistants 30

Latin 208

 Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Lectureships 568

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Linguistics 378

 

Major Requirements 72

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Mission of Amherst College 4

Music 386

 

Neuroscience 405

 

Pass/Fail Option 65

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 422

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Prizes and Awards 584

Professorships and Readerships 562

Psychology 451

 

Refund policy 54

Regulations, general 60

Religion 461

Religious Advisors 40

Reserve Officers Training Corps 44

Russian 472

 

Sexual harassment 62

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sigma Xi 571

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Study abroad 45

 

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Transfer policy 68

Trustees 7

Tuition and Fees 53

Twelve College Exchange 45

 

Veterans

 

 

Five College Programs & Certificates

View Index

Index

Administrative and Professional Officers 31

Admission 50

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Bachelor of Arts 70

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 

Calendar, 2015-16

Certificate Programs

Five College Certificate in African Studies 547

Five College Certificate in Asian/Pacific/American Studies 548

Five College Certificate in Buddhist Studies 550

Five College Certificate in Coastal and Marine Sciences

Five College Certificate in Culture, Health and Science 551

Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology 551

Five College Certificate in International Relations 552

Five College Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies 553

Five College Certificate in Logic 554

Five College Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies 556

Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 557

Five College Certificate in Sustainability Studies 558

Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Corporation of the College 7

Course descriptions 82

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Creative Writing 218

Economics 220

English 229

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

Film and Media Studies 291

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Courses 518

Five College Dance 505

French 306

Geology 316

German 321

Greek 207

History 329

Japanese 162

Kenan Colloquium 360

Latin 208

Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Linguistics 378

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Music 386

Neuroscience 405

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 442

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Psychology 451

Religion 461

Russian 472

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Course requirements 71

Creative Writing 218

Dance 425

Degree Requirements 70

Bachelor of Arts 70

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Degree with Honors 74

Departmental Majors 73

Interdisciplinary Majors 73

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Major Requirement 72

Doshisha University 46

 

Economics 220

Educational leaves 66

Emeriti 9

Engineering Exchange Program 45, 77

English 229

Enrollment 597

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

 

Faculty 13

Fellows 30, 577

Fellowships 573

Film and Media Studies 291

Financial Aid 55

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Cooperation 43

Five College Courses 75, 518

Five College Dance 505

Folger Shakespeare Library 48

French 306

 

Geology 316

German 321

Graduate Fellows 40

Greek 207

 

Harassment 62

History 329

Honors

Degree with 74

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Sigma Xi 571

 

Intellectual Responsibility 60

Interdisciplinary Programs 73

Interterm 60

 

Japanese 162

 

Kenan Colloquium 360

 

Language Assistants 30

Latin 208

 Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Lectureships 568

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Linguistics 378

 

Major Requirements 72

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Mission of Amherst College 4

Music 386

 

Neuroscience 405

 

Pass/Fail Option 65

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 422

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Prizes and Awards 584

Professorships and Readerships 562

Psychology 451

 

Refund policy 54

Regulations, general 60

Religion 461

Religious Advisors 40

Reserve Officers Training Corps 44

Russian 472

 

Sexual harassment 62

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sigma Xi 571

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Study abroad 45

 

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Transfer policy 68

Trustees 7

Tuition and Fees 53

Twelve College Exchange 45

 

Veterans

 

 

Honors & Fellowships

View Index

Index

Administrative and Professional Officers 31

Admission 50

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Bachelor of Arts 70

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 

Calendar, 2015-16

Certificate Programs

Five College Certificate in African Studies 547

Five College Certificate in Asian/Pacific/American Studies 548

Five College Certificate in Buddhist Studies 550

Five College Certificate in Coastal and Marine Sciences

Five College Certificate in Culture, Health and Science 551

Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology 551

Five College Certificate in International Relations 552

Five College Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies 553

Five College Certificate in Logic 554

Five College Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Native American and Indigenous Studies 555

Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies 556

Five College Certificate in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 557

Five College Certificate in Sustainability Studies 558

Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Corporation of the College 7

Course descriptions 82

American Studies 92

Anthropology 99

Arabic 158

Architectural Studies 112

Art and the History of Art 118

Asian Languages and Civilizations 138

Astronomy 166

Biochemistry and Biophysics 167

Biology 170

Black Studies 182

Bruss Seminar 197

 Chemistry 198

Chinese 160

Classics 204

Colloquia 209

Computer Science 214

Creative Writing 218

Economics 220

English 229

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

Film and Media Studies 291

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Courses 518

Five College Dance 505

French 306

Geology 316

German 321

Greek 207

History 329

Japanese 162

Kenan Colloquium 360

Latin 208

Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Linguistics 378

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Music 386

Neuroscience 405

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 442

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Psychology 451

Religion 461

Russian 472

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Course requirements 71

Creative Writing 218

Dance 425

Degree Requirements 70

Bachelor of Arts 70

Cooperative Doctor of Philosophy 76

Degree with Honors 74

Departmental Majors 73

Interdisciplinary Majors 73

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Major Requirement 72

Doshisha University 46

 

Economics 220

Educational leaves 66

Emeriti 9

Engineering Exchange Program 45, 77

English 229

Enrollment 597

Environmental Studies 259

European Studies 266

 

Faculty 13

Fellows 30, 577

Fellowships 573

Film and Media Studies 291

Financial Aid 55

First-Year Seminars 82

Five College Cooperation 43

Five College Courses 75, 518

Five College Dance 505

Folger Shakespeare Library 48

French 306

 

Geology 316

German 321

Graduate Fellows 40

Greek 207

 

Harassment 62

History 329

Honors

Degree with 74

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Sigma Xi 571

 

Intellectual Responsibility 60

Interdisciplinary Programs 73

Interterm 60

 

Japanese 162

 

Kenan Colloquium 360

 

Language Assistants 30

Latin 208

 Latin American Studies 360

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought 361

Lectureships 568

Liberal Studies Curriculum 72

Linguistics 378

 

Major Requirements 72

Mathematics 378

Mellon Seminar 386

Mission of Amherst College 4

Music 386

 

Neuroscience 405

 

Pass/Fail Option 65

Phi Beta Kappa 571

Philosophy 409

Physical Education 422

Physics 423

Political Science 429

Premedical Studies 450

Prizes and Awards 584

Professorships and Readerships 562

Psychology 451

 

Refund policy 54

Regulations, general 60

Religion 461

Religious Advisors 40

Reserve Officers Training Corps 44

Russian 472

 

Sexual harassment 62

Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies

Sigma Xi 571

Sociology 108

Spanish 480

Statistics

Study abroad 45

 

Teaching 491

Theater and Dance 492

Transfer policy 68

Trustees 7

Tuition and Fees 53

Twelve College Exchange 45

 

Veterans