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Calvin College    
 
    
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Courses


Description of courses offered by the various departments

The symbols FA (fall), I (interim), SP (spring), and SU (summer) indicate when each course is offered. The credit (semester hours) for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course name. Interim course descriptions are made available during the fall semester and are published online.

 

 

Mathematics

   •  MATH 270 - An Introduction to Multivariable Calculus
   •  MATH 271 - Multivariable Calculus
   •  MATH 301 - The Foundations of Geometry
   •  MATH 305 - The Geometry and Topology of Manifolds
   •  MATH 312 - Logic, Computability, and Complexity
   •  MATH 323 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School
   •  MATH 329 - Introduction to Teaching Secondary School Mathematics
   •  MATH 331 - Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
   •  MATH 333 - Partial Differential Equations
   •  MATH 335 - Numerical Analysis
   •  MATH 351 - Abstract Algebra
   •  MATH 355 - Advanced Linear Algebra
   •  MATH 359 - Seminar in Secondary Teaching of Mathematics
   •  MATH 361 - Real Analysis I
   •  MATH 362 - Real Analysis II
   •  MATH 365 - Complex Variables
   •  MATH 380 - Perspectives on Modern Mathematics
   •  MATH 390 - Independent Study
   •  MATH 391 - Colloquium
   •  MATH 395 - Senior Thesis in Mathematics

Music

Private lessons  

   •  MUSC 100 - Music Theory Fundamentals
   •  MUSC 101 - Introduction to the Musical World
   •  MUSC 103 - Understanding and Enjoying Music
   •  MUSC 106 - American Music
   •  MUSC 107 - World Music
   •  MUSC 108 - Music Theory I
   •  MUSC 180 - Recital Hour
   •  MUSC 195 - String Methods
   •  MUSC 196 - Brass Methods
   •  MUSC 197 - Percussion Methods
   •  MUSC 198 - Woodwind Methods
   •  MUSC 203 - Popular Music
   •  MUSC 205 - Music History and Analysis I
   •  MUSC 206 - Music History and Analysis II
   •  MUSC 207 - Music Theory II
   •  MUSC 208 - Music Theory III
   •  MUSC 213 - Aural Perception
   •  MUSC 221 - Piano Accompanying in Worship
   •  MUSC 236 - Music in Worship
   •  MUSC 237 - Conducting
   •  MUSC 239 - Teaching General Music
   •  MUSC 240 - Songwriting, Composing, and Film-scoring Lessons
   •  MUSC 305 - Music History and Analysis III
   •  MUSC 307 - Music Form and Syntax
   •  MUSC 308 - Order, Meaning, and Function
   •  MUSC 312 - Tonal Counterpoint
   •  MUSC 334 - Vocal Literature
   •  MUSC 335 - Piano Literature
   •  MUSC 337 - Advanced Conducting
   •  MUSC 339 - Curriculum and Instruction in Music Education
   •  MUSC 340 - Songwriting, Composing, and Film-scoring Lessons
   •  MUSC 341 - Vocal-Choral Pedagogy
   •  MUSC 351 - Choral Literature and Materials
   •  MUSC 352 - Instrumental Literature and Materials
   •  MUSC 359 - Seminar in Music Methods
   •  MUSC 390 - Independent Study

Music: Ensembles

Membership in ensembles is open to Calvin students who meet the requirements of musicianship. All students who want to participate in any of the music ensembles at Calvin may audition during the summer Passport orientation sessions, or by special arrangement with the conductor prior to each semester.

All ensembles, except String Quartet, carry academic credit. Ensembles may not be audited. If a student is already registered for a full credit load, they may register for the ensemble for 0 credit to avoid the overload fee. See the Music Department Handbook for more details.

   •  MUSC 117 - Jazz Band
   •  MUSC 118 - String Quartet
   •  MUSC 131 - Campus Choir
   •  MUSC 141 - Capella
   •  MUSC 151 - Symphonic Band
   •  MUSC 161 - Wind Ensemble
   •  MUSC 171 - Orchestra
   •  MUSC 181 - Oratorio Chorus
   •  MUSC 182 - Gospel Choir
   •  MUSC 191 - Women's Chorale
   •  MUSC 193 - Collegium Musicum
   •  MUSC 222 - Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music

Nursing

   •  NURS 307 - Theory: Community Based and Mental Health Nursing
   •  NURS 308 - Strategies: Community Based and Mental Health Nursing
   •  NURS 309 - Practicum: Community Based and Mental Health Nursing
   •  NURS 327 - Theory: Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, and Adolescents
   •  NURS 328 - Strategies: Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, and Adolescents
   •  NURS 329 - Practicum: Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, and Adolescents
   •  NURS 357 - Theory: Young, Middle, and Older Adults
   •  NURS 358 - Strategies: Young, Middle, and Older Adults
   •  NURS 359 - Practicum: Young, Middle, and Older Adults
   •  NURS 377 - Theory: Community Focused Nursing and Leadership/Management
   •  NURS 378 - Strategies: Synthesis of Nursing Care across the Lifespan
   •  NURS 379 - Practicum: Community Focused Nursing and Leadership/Management
   •  NURS 380 - Critical Reflections
   •  NURS 385 - Nursing Internship (Curricular Practical Training-CPT)
   •  NURS 482 - Advanced Roles in Nursing

Philosophy: Elementary Courses

   •  PHIL 153 - Fundamental Questions in Philosophy
   •  PHIL 171 - Introduction to Logic
   •  PHIL 273 - Symbolic Logic

Philosophy: Intermediate Historical Courses

All intermediate courses presuppose completion of PHIL 153 .

   •  PHIL 251 - History of Western Philosophy I
   •  PHIL 252 - History of Western Philosophy II

Philosophy: Intermediate Systematic Courses

All intermediate courses presuppose completion of PHIL 153  .

Students may take PHIL 201 , PHIL 202 , PHIL 203 , PHIL 204 , PHIL 205 , PHIL 207 , PHIL 208 , PHIL 212 , PHIL 215 for core credit in integrative studies.

Students may take PHIL 211  to fulfill Persons in Community core requirement.

   •  PHIL 201 - Philosophy of Social Science
   •  PHIL 202 - Law, Politics, and Legal Practice
   •  PHIL 203 - Understanding Natural Science: Its Nature, Status, and Limits
   •  PHIL 204 - God and Philosophy
   •  PHIL 205 - Ethics
   •  PHIL 207 - Justice and the Common Good: Studies in Political Philosophy
   •  PHIL 208 - Philosophy of the Arts and Culture
   •  PHIL 211 - Philosophy of Gender
   •  PHIL 212 - Ethical Dimensions of Health Care
   •  PHIL 225 - Chinese Thought and Culture
   •  PHIL 226 - African Thought and Culture
   •  PHIL 283 - Metaphysics
 

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