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Modern Irish History from 1800 to present, Spring 2008
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This course examines the forces and movements in the development of Irish ...

This course examines the forces and movements in the development of Irish nationalism from 1800 to the achievement of national independence. The course also explores the history of an independent Ireland.

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Professor Aidan Breen
Calculus II, Spring 2006
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Topics in this course include transcendental functions, techniques of integration, applications of ...

Topics in this course include transcendental functions, techniques of integration, applications of the integral, improper integrals, l'Hospital's rule, sequences, and series.

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Calculus
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Catalin Zara
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Chemical Principles I, Fall 2006
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Introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry including atomic structure, stoichiometry, the ...

Introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry including atomic structure, stoichiometry, the periodic table of the elements, chemical bonding, molecular structure, and states of matter based on kinetic theory. This course is intended for majors in any of the sciences, including pre-dental, pre-medical, and pre-engineering students

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Chemistry
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Robert L. Carter
Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007
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This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of ...

This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.

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Professor Peter Taylor
Universe of Music, Fall 2007
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An introduction to the infinite universe of music from its origins to ...

An introduction to the infinite universe of music from its origins to the present, this course investigates the role of instruments, culture, myth and science in the evolution of music. Illustrations through the medium of the World Wide Web present the concept of music as both communication of ideas and expression of feelings in diverse musical traditions of the world.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
World Cultures
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Professor David Patterson
Epidemiological Thinking For Non-Specialists, Fall 2007
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Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data ...

Introduction to methods and problems in research and applications where quantitative data is analyzed to reconstruct possible pathways of development of behaviors and diseases. Special attention given to social inequalities, changes over the life course, heterogeneous pathways, and controversies with implications for policy and practice. Case studies and course projects are shaped to accommodate students with interests in fields related to health, gerontology, education, psychology, sociology, and public policy. Students are assumed to have a statistical background, but the course emphasizes the ability to frame the questions in order to collaborate well with statistical specialists; the goal is methodological "literacy" not technical expertise.

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Sociology
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Professor Peter Taylor
International Relations, Spring 2007
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This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the ...

This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the fundamental principles of international relations such as realism and idealism. Realism, for example is based on the assumption that the state constitutes the most important actor in the international system. The course will also explore the nature of idealism, which emphasizes the role of international norms and ethics, such as the preservation of human rights, as a means of realizing international justice. The course will also analyze international political economy and various theories ranging from mercantilism to dependency theory.

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Economics
Political Science
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Professor Robert Weiner
Collaborative Consultation and Larger Systems, Fall 2007
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How do individuals and families interface with larger systems, and how do ...

How do individuals and families interface with larger systems, and how do therapists intervene collaboratively? How do larger systems structure the lives of individuals and families? Relationally-trained practitioners are attempting to answer these questions through collaborative and interdisciplinary, team-focused projects in mental health, education, the law, and business, among other fields. Similarly, scholars and researchers are developing specific culturally responsive models: outreach family therapy, collaborative health care, multi-systemic school interventions, social-justice-oriented and spiritual approaches, organizational coaching, and consulting, among others. This course explores these developments and aims at developing a clinical and consulting knowledge that contributes to families, organizations, and communities within a collaborative and social-justice-oriented vision.

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Management
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
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Gonzalo Bacigalupe
Processes of Research and Engagement , Spring 2007
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In this course, students identify issues in educational or other professional settings ...

In this course, students identify issues in educational or other professional settings on which to focus their critical and creative thinking skills. Each student works through the different stages of research and action - from defining a manageable project to communicating findings and plans for further work. Supervision is provided when the student's research centers on new teaching practices, workshops in the community, or volunteer. The classes run as workshops in which students are introduced to and then practice using tools for research, writing, communicating, and supporting the work of others.

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Professor Peter Taylor
Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2008
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An introduction to the main techniques of Artifical Intelligence: state-space search methods, ...

An introduction to the main techniques of Artifical Intelligence: state-space search methods, semantic networks, theorem-proving and production rule systems. Important applications of these techniques are presented. Students are expected to write programs exemplifying some of techniques taught, using the LISP lanuage.

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Computer Science
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Professor Wei Ding
Biological Oceanography, Fall 2008
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This graduate course will introduce students to the processes controlling phytoplankton, zooplankton, ...

This graduate course will introduce students to the processes controlling phytoplankton, zooplankton, heterotrophic bacterial and benthic infaunal growth and abundance. We'll do a broad-scale survey of patterns of productivity and abundance in the coastal zones, upwelling centers, gyres, and the deep sea. We'll briefly survey ecosystem simulation models, especially those applicable to the Gulf of Maine. Readings will be from the primary literature and a few book chapters. The effects of anthropogenic effects on marine communities will be stressed throughout. Calculus will be used throughout the course, but there is no formal calculus requirement.

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Oceanography
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UMass Boston
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Eugene Gallagher
Monarchs, People, and History, Summer 2008
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The origins and reasons for monarchy as an institution and social force ...

The origins and reasons for monarchy as an institution and social force in the Western world. Specific royal personages are studied with attention to how they attained or lost effectiveness as leaders; their goals for themselves and their people are stressed. These themes are explored through primary source readings. Architectural, artistic, and musical evidence are introduced in slide and tape sessions.

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
World History
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Professor Aidan Breen
Dark Ages, Summer 2008
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Beginning with the decline of the Roman Empire, this course discusses German, ...

Beginning with the decline of the Roman Empire, this course discusses German, Muslim, Viking and Magyar invasions, the development of Catholicism in Western Europe and of Eastern Orthodoxy in the Byzantine Empire, the Arabic contribution to mathematics, science, and philsophy and the institutions of feudalism and manorialism. The course concludes with the economic, demographic and urban revival which began around 1000 AD.

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
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Professor Aidan Breen
Calculus I, Summer 2009
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This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. It begins ...

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. It begins with a short review of basic concepts surrounding the notion of a function. Then it introduces the important concept of the limit of a function, and use it to study continuity and the tangent problem. The solution to the tangent problem leads to the study of derivatives and their applications. Then it considers the area problem and its solution, the definite integral. The course concludes with the calculus of elementary transcendental functions.

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Calculus
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Catalin Zara
Applied Statistics, Spring 2009
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I designed the course for graduate students who use statistics in their ...

I designed the course for graduate students who use statistics in their research, plan to use statistics, or need to interpret statistical analyses performed by others. The primary audience are graduate students in the environmental sciences, but the course should benefit just about anyone who is in graduate school in the natural sciences. The course is not designed for those who want a simple overview of statistics; we’ll learn by analyzing real data. This course or equivalent is required for UMB Biology and EEOS Ph.D. students. It is a recommended course for several of the intercampus graduate school of marine science program options. 

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Statistics and Probability
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UMass Boston
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 Eugene Gallagher
Statistics, Fall 2009
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The purpose of this course is to provide background in the ways ...

The purpose of this course is to provide background in the ways in which psychologists evaluate data collected from research projects. A researcher may gather many pieces of data that describe a group of research subjects and there are common ways in which these pieces of information are presented. Secondly, statistical tests can help investigators draw inferences about the relationship of the research sample to the general population it is supposed to represent. As a student of psychology or any other discipline that uses research data to explore ideas, it is important that you know how data is evaluated and that you gain an understanding of the ways in which these procedures help to summarize and clarify data.

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Statistics and Probability
Psychology
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Laurel Wainwright
Calculus III, Fall 2010
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This course is an introduction to the calculus of functions of several ...

This course is an introduction to the calculus of functions of several variables. It begins with studying the basic objects of multidimensional geometry: vectors and vector operations, lines, planes, cylinders, quadric surfaces, and various coordinate systems. It continues with the elementary differential geometry of vector functions and space curves. After this, it extends the basic tools of differential calculus - limits, continuity, derivatives, linearization, and optimization - to multidimensional problems. The course will conclude with a study of integration in higher dimensions, culminating in a multidimensional version of the substitution rule.

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Calculus
Geometry
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Catalin Zara
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Using Internet Communications, Fall 2011
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Using Internet Communication enhances students' theoretical understanding of electronic communication and their ...

Using Internet Communication enhances students' theoretical understanding of electronic communication and their ability to communicate as professionals, scholars, and citizens using the Internet. Participants learn core communication theoretical models and principles, and apply them to electronic communication methods that enhance interpersonal, small group, and public interactions. These methods include electronic meetings, discussion forums, co-authoring tools, audio, and video.

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Communication
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Professor Eileen McMahon
Introduction to Applied Statistics, Summer 2011
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This course provides graduate students in the sciences with an intensive introduction ...

This course provides graduate students in the sciences with an intensive introduction to applied statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, non-parametric methods, estimation methods, hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression, simulation, and robustness considerations. Calculations will be done using handheld calculators and the Minitab Statistical Computer Software.

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Statistics and Probability
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Eugene Gallagher
Diversity and English Language Development for Grades K-8
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This course provides knowledge and skills in supporting English Language Development and ...

This course provides knowledge and skills in supporting English Language Development and Inclusive Learningthroughout Out-of-School (OST) environments. Educators learn learn to welcome, support, and enhance language and literacy skill development for all children and youth and respond appropriately to the individualized ELD needs of non-native speakers of English.

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Language Education (ESL)
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UMass Boston
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Author:
Elise Scott
Susan Vinovrski