Colloquia courses

COLQ 1020 Freshman Colloquium
Freshman Colloquium
credit hours: 3

COLQ 2030 Sophomore Colloquium
Sophomore Colloquium
credit hours: 3

COLQ 3050 Junior Colloquium
Junior Colloquium
credit hours: 3

COLQ 3880 Writing Practicum
Writing Practicum
Notes: Fulfills the school intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Co-requisites: Three-credit departmental course.
credit hours: 3

COLQ 4120 The Grand Canyon Colloquium
The Grand Canyon Colloquium
This course covers central aspects of the geology, biology, anthropology and history of the US Southwest, concentrating on the areas contiguous with the path of the Colorado River through what is today Northern Arizona. After a semester of classroom work, familiarizing the students with geography, geology, flora, fauna, peoples, cultures and histories of the region, the class will travel to Lee's Ferry and the float for seven days on Hatch River Expeditions rafts through a natural laboratory. Those students taking this course as a capstone in Environmental Studies will pay special attention to landforms and waterways, water law, the environmental and biological consequences of damming, and endangered species. Students taking this course for elective credit in Anthropology or Geology must write their term papers on a topic in their discipline.
credit hours: 3

COLQ 4140 The Natural History of Mesoamerica
The Natural History of Mesoamerica
Geologic history of Mesoamerica, archaeology of Mesoamerica, history of the conquest and colonial period, flora and economic botany of the region.
Notes: Lectures, readings, and a two-week, post-semester field trip to the region are required.
credit hours: 3

COLQ 4210 Senior Colloquium
Senior Colloquium
credit hours: 3

COLQ 6010 The Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in Humanities
The Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in Humanities
An interdisciplinary course offered by a scholar of notable achievements both in teaching and research in humanistic learning. This course is not assigned to any particular discipline but spans the broad area of the humanities: classical, English, foreign languages and literatures, history, history of fine arts, and philosophy.
Notes: Ordinarily, appointments to the Mellon Professorship are for one semester. Enrollment open to juniors, seniors and graduate students.
credit hours: 3

COLQ 6020 The Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in Humanities
The Andrew W. Mellon Professorship in Humanities
An interdisciplinary course offered by a scholar of notable achievements both in teaching and research in humanistic learning. This course is not assigned to any particular discipline but spans the broad area of the humanities: classical, English, foreign languages and literatures, history, history of fine arts, and philosophy.
Notes: Ordinarily, appointments to the Mellon Professorship are for one semester. Enrollment open to juniors, seniors and graduate students.
credit hours: 3

COLQ H1010 Honors Freshman Colloquium
Honors Freshman Colloquium
credit hours: 3

COLQ H2010 Honors Sophomore Colloquium
Honors Sophomore Colloquium
A general colloquium built around some significant concept or problem which may be approached from many different points of view.
credit hours: 3

COLQ H3010 Science and Human Values
Science and Human Values
The prohibition against confusion of is and ought has not prevented scientific theories from impinging on sociopolitical and religious values. The purpose of this colloquium is to examine specific instances of the interaction of science and values in order to gain insights into various ways in which these interactions occur. What is science? What are values? Is the methodology of science relevant to the methodology of ethics? What is the role of theology in science and in ethics? Is science objective and are values subjective? Is science value-free? The emphasis is on the interaction of science and values, not on the history of science or on the growth of knowledge.
credit hours: 3

COLQ H3020 God(s) and Science
God(s) and Science
Is it not all over with belief in God? Has religion any future? Can we have morality without religion? Is not science sufficient? Has atheism not been proved and is nihilism not refutable? And, if God does exist, what kind of God is He? How has science changed theology? Is there any similarity between the two enterprises? Are there really different ways of knowing? What alternatives exist to replace the legacy of dualism? Are the god of philosophy, the god of history, and the god of nature and god of faith different gods?
credit hours: 3

COLQ H3030 Science and Religion
Science and Religion
Two great themes have shaped Western civilization during the last ten centuries: science and the Judeo-Christian tradition. The Enlightenment, by enthroning science, increasingly has rejected the Judeo-Christian tradition. But now science itself has come under attack. If those two principal cultural influences diminish, some alternative must be found to spawn a new ethos, or a new paradigmatic view relating science and religion is needed to give intelligibility to the relation of God, man, and nature. A dialogue has begun to emerge redefining and unifying the roles of theology and science. This seminar examines the current status of post-modern science and theology and probes alternative themes for the evolution of Western civilization under the influence of the present revolution by consciousness.- -
credit hours: 3

COLQ H3040 Honors Junior Colloquium
Honors Junior Colloquium
credit hours: 3

COLQ H4010 Humanities Colloquium
Humanities Colloquium
Built around some concept or problem which may be viewed from many different vantage points, thus relating the various disciplines within the humanities. Does not meet the college humanities distribution requirement.
credit hours: 3

COLQ H4020 Humanities Colloquium
Humanities Colloquium
Built around some concept or problem which may be viewed from many different vantage points, thus relating the various disciplines within the humanities. Does not meet the college humanities distribution requirement.
credit hours: 3

COLQ H4070 Student-Initiated Interdisciplinary Colloquium
Student-Initiated Interdisciplinary Colloquium
A student-initiated colloquium for juniors and seniors.
Notes: It is the students' obligation to find the director. More than one section may be approved. Enrollment in each section is limited to 12.
credit hours: 3

COLQ H4200 Honors Senior Colloquium
Honors Senior Colloquium
credit hours: 3