2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Courses


Description of courses offered by the various departments

The symbols FA (fall), IN (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.

 

 

Geography and Geology

   •  GEO 252 - Geomorphology
   •  GEO 322 - Coastal Geomorphology
   •  GEO 390 - Independent Study

Geology

   •  GEO 112 - Earth Science for Educators
   •  GEO 151 - Introduction to Geology
   •  GEO 152 - Historical Geology
   •  GEO 153 - Big Sky Geology: Montana Field Experience
   •  GEO 212 - Tectonics
   •  GEO 215 - Mineralogy
   •  GEO 304 - Geochemistry
   •  GEO 312 - Special Topics in Environmental Geology
   •  GEO 313 - Paleontology
   •  GEO 316 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
   •  GEO 317 - Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
   •  GEO 325 - Hydrogeology
   •  GEO 341 - Geology Field Methods
   •  GEO 386 - Seminar in Geology
   •  GEO 387 - Geology as Vocation
   •  GEO 396 - Research in Geology

German

   •  GERM 121 - Introductory German
   •  GERM 150 - Intermediate German I Intensive
   •  GERM 201 - Intermediate German I
   •  GERM 202 - Intermediate German II
   •  GERM 301 - Advanced German Language and Culture
   •  GERM 302 - German Cultures and Intercultural Studies
   •  GERM 303 - Introduction to German Literature
   •  GERM 361 - Advanced Writing in Cultural Context
   •  GERM 362 - Culture and Language through Performed Texts
   •  GERM 371 - German Visual Culture and Literature
   •  GERM 372 - Outside Voices: German Culture from the Margins
   •  GERM 381 - Special Topics

Greek

   •  GREE 101 - Elementary Greek I
   •  GREE 102 - Elementary Greek II
   •  GREE 201 - Intermediate Greek
   •  GREE 203 - Biblical Greek
   •  GREE 205 - Greek Prose
   •  GREE 206 - Greek Poetry
   •  GREE 300 - Readings in Greek Literature

Health Education

   •  HE 115 - Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
   •  HE 203 - First Aid and Emergency Care
   •  HE 254 - Nutrition
   •  HE 265 - Basic Health Concepts: Mental Health, Fitness, Sexuality, Aging, Addictive Behaviors, and Death
   •  HE 266 - Basic Health Concepts: Diseases, Substance Abuse, Community, and Environment
   •  HE 307 - Community Health
   •  HE 308 - Administration and Methods

History: Introductory Courses

   •  HIST 151 - History of the West and the World I
   •  HIST 152 - History of the West and the World II
   •  HIST 153 - Explorations in World History

History: Intermediate Courses - World Regions

   •  HIST 233 - Modern Middle East
   •  HIST 235 - India and Its World
   •  HIST 238 - Latin American History
   •  HIST 242 - Africa and the World
   •  HIST 245 - East Asia to 1800

History: Intermediate Courses - North America

   •  HIST 229 - Seminar in United States History
   •  HIST 251 - Early America
   •  HIST 252 - America from Republic to Empire
   •  HIST 253 - Recent America
   •  HIST 255 - African-American History
   •  HIST 256 - Women and Gender in US History
   •  HIST 258 - U.S. Military History
   •  HIST 259 - American Economic & Business History

History: Intermediate Courses - Europe

   •  HIST 225 - England
   •  HIST 261 - Ancient Mediterranean
   •  HIST 262 - Early Medieval Worlds, 300-1000
   •  HIST 263 - Medieval and Renaissance Europe, 1000-1500
   •  HIST 264 - Reformation and Revolution: Europe 1500-1800
   •  HIST 267 - Modern Europe

History: Intermediate Courses - Global Histories

   •  HIST 271 - War and Society
   •  HIST 274 - Environmental History

History: Intermediate Courses - Theory and Practice of History

   •  HIST 293 - Public History
   •  HIST 294 - Research Methods of History

History: Advanced Courses - World Regions

Enrollment in all 300-level courses presupposes two courses in history or permission of the instructor.

   •  HIST 331 - Studies in Middle Eastern History
   •  HIST 338 - Mexico and the Americas
   •  HIST 346 - Modern China

History: Advanced Courses - North America

   •  HIST 353 - Studies in U.S. Religious and Intellectual History
   •  HIST 356 - American Social and Cultural History
   •  HIST 358 - Native American History

History: Advanced Courses - Europe

   •  HIST 362 - Studies in Ancient and Medieval Europe
   •  HIST 364 - Studies in Early Modern and Modern Europe

History: Advanced Courses - Global Histories

   •  HIST 372 - Studies of Modern Empires
   •  HIST 376 - Studies in the History of Women and Gender

History: Advanced Courses - Theory and Practice of History

   •  HIST 359 - Seminar in Secondary Social Studies Pedagogy
   •  HIST 390 - Independent Study
   •  HIST 390H - Honors Tutorial in History
   •  HIST 391H - Honors Senior Thesis
   •  HIST 393 - History Internship
   •  HIST 395 - Historiographical Perspectives

Human Resources

   •  HRM 301 - Human Resource Management
   •  HRM 305 - The Psychology of Work
   •  HRM 310 - Special Topics in Human Resource Management

International Development Studies

For non-IDS courses, please refer to course descriptions in their respective departments.

   •  IDS 201 - Introduction to International Development
   •  IDS 351 - National and Regional Development
   •  IDS 355 - Community Development
   •  IDS 359 - Internship in Development
   •  IDS 395 - Senior Seminar in International Development Studies

Interdisciplinary

This section includes not only courses that are interdisciplinary (IDIS), but others also that do not fit logically into any single department or which are in disciplines not otherwise offered at Calvin.

   •  HNRS 101 - Community, Citizenship, and Identity
   •  HNRS 102 - God, Belief, and Belonging
   •  HNRS 150 - Learning in Place: Grand Rapids
   •  HNRS 201 - Seeing and Knowing
   •  HNRS 202 - Scientific Inquiry and the Common Good
 

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