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bR — identical course given in fall semester

bB — full course in spring semester — eight credits
c — semester course meeting throughout the year
H — Jacob Hiatt Institute course
*— Not to be given in 1979-80

A semester course carries one semester course credit (4 semester hour credits) and
a year course, two semester course credits (8 semester hour credits). Exceptions are
noted under the individual course descriptions. Certain laboratory courses do not
count for rate of work and do not carry course credit toward graduation, although
semester hour credits are assigned to them in order to calculate grades earned in these
courses in the Grade Point Average. Occasionally, other courses are awarded
additional semester-hour credits, yet count as only one semester course toward
graduation. All such courses are specifically identified in the course listing. Certain
courses require a "c" laboratory course taken concurrently.

A student may take either half of a year course for credit with the approval and
consent of the course instructor and the faculty adviser on the appropriate form desig-
nated by the Office of the Registrar. Certain courses cannot be dropped with credit
at the end of the first semester. Students who enroll in full year courses in the fall
term are continued in the spring term automatically without having to file an
additional course enrollment card.

The University reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the offerings
without prior notice. Faculty and course listings are accurate as of June 1, 1979.

Students should refer to the section Officers of Instruction, beginning on page 137
of this catalog to determine the leave status of Brandeis faculty members for the
1979-80 academic year.

Course Abbreviations


- African and Afro-American


- Classical CiviUzation



- Chemistry


- Akkadian


- Chinese


- American Studies


- Comparative History


- Anthropology


- Classics


- Arabic


- Classical and


- Aramaic

Oriental Studies


- Biochemistry


- Comparative Literature


- Biophysics


- Coptic


- Biological Science


- Computer Science


- Biology


- Economics


- Basic Composition


- Education


EGYPT - Egyptian MATH

ENCLA - English and Classics MEVAL

ENG - English MUSIC

ENVST - Environmental Studies NEJS

EULIT - European Literature

FA - Fine Arts PE


FWS - Freshman Writing Seminar PHIL

GER - German PHSCI

GSCI - General Science PHYS


HEB - Hebrew POL

HIST - History PREMD

HIDEA - History of Ideas PSYCH

HITT - Hittite RUS

HUM - Humanities SOC

INCON - Independent Concentration SO VST

ITAL - Italian SOWEL

JCS - Jewish Communal Service SPAN

LAS - Latin American Studies SUMER

LASP - Latin American Studies THA

Program UC


LEGAL - Legal Studies URBST

LING - Linguistics WOMEN

LIT - Literature Y

- Mathematics

- Medieval Studies Program

- Music

- Near Eastern and
Judaic Studies

- Physical Education

- Photobiology

- Philosophy

- Physical Science

- Physics

- Psycholinguistics

- Politics

- Premedical Program

- Psychology

- Russian

- Sociology

- Soviet Studies Program

- Social Welfare

- Spanish

- Sumerian

- Theater Arts

- University Course

- Ugaritic

- Urban Studies Program

- Women's Studies Program

- Yiddish

University Courses

*UC 73D (PHIL 60b) (PHSCI 3b) Twentieth Century Physics and Its Philosophical

UC 73E (HIST 80a) Introduction to East Asian Civilization
*UC 75D (PHIL 75b) Science and Ethics
*UC 75F (POL 196b) Contemporary Political Thought

UC 75G (ANTHR 37a) Modes of Thought

UC 75H (CHEM la) Chemical Science — Changes of Matter and Energy

UC 76D (LING 194bR) (PHIL 194bR) (PSYCH 194bR) Language and Mind

UC 77D (PHIL 139a) Human Rights

UC 77G (HIST 133a) The Enlightenment
*UC 77H (CLASS 27bR) The Homeric Epic

*UC 78D (ANTHR 104b) (CLASS 104b) Hesiod's Theogony: Convergent
Approaches of Classics and Anthropology

*UC 78E (PSYCH 60b) Human Experimentation: Ethical, Moral, and Legal Issues
in the Use of Human Subjects in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
*UC 78F (COLIT 193a) Native American Literature
*UC 78G Thinking About Women

UC 78H (SOC 122a) Sociology of Power


*UC 78J (COLIT 135b) (THA 155b) The Rising Sun: Japanese Literature from the

10th Century to the Present

UC 79D (CLORS 103a) (NEJS 103a) Introduction to Islamic Civilization and


UC 79E (ANTHR 106b) (PSYCH 106b) Friendship

UC 79F (ANTHR 20b) The Development of Human Food Production

UC 79G (ANTHR 104aR) (CLASS 104aR) Hesiod's Works and Days: Convergent

Approaches of Classics and Anthropology

UC 79H (RUS 148aR) (THA 148aR) A Survey of Russian Theater from 1719 to


UC 79J (MUSIC 57b) StructuraUsm and Semiotics

UC 79K (EN VST 8a) Energy: Science, Applied Science and Society

Field Study

During their junior or senior year, undergraduates may undertake a substantial research
project in certain fields of concentration in lieu of four semester courses. Research may
be conducted either on campus or in the field — execution of the project may involve
prolonged absence from the Brandeis campus — at another institution. Government
agency, etc. The Field Study project must have the approval of the student's department
of concentration. The project will be supervised by a faculty adviser assigned by the
department and a second member of the faculty will participate in one evaluation of the
student's work and the assignment of a grade. Work in the project may occupy a full
semester (then to be recorded as 90a or b) or it may be of two semesters' duration (to be
recorded as 90). In the latter case the two semesters must be consecutive. A student may
receive no more than four semester course credits for field study. The student may offer
no more than two semester-course credits from the Field Study course toward his
department's concentration requirement. Interested students should explore the possi-
bility of Field Study in their concentration with a faculty member in the appropriate

Freshman Seminars

The Freshman Seminars are an important first step to the development of strong con-
ceptual skills at the college level. These seminars emphasize analysis, discussion and
expository writing. Students develop critical and analytical skills by both questioning
what they normally take for granted and posing questions in such a way that meaningful
answers can be discovered. Through a format of lecture plus oral presentations by the
seminar participants, both students and professor alike learn to give and accept criticism
of original work and research.

The seminars are offered in different fields of study. Each is limited to 12 freshmen and
permission of the instructor is required. Each seminar instructor is the academic advisor
to the students in his/her seminar.

AAAS 14a Freshman Seminar: "The Excluded Society": Comparative Studies of

Personal and Group Oppression
*ANTHR 4a Freshman Seminar: Anthropological Research Methods

ANTHR 5a Freshman Seminar — Justice: A Comparative Perspective
*COLIT 5a In Praise of Folly


COSCI 5a (PHSCI 5a) Freshman Seminar: Meaning and Symbol Processing in

Computational, Formal, and Natural Systems
*ENG 8a Art and Nature
*FA 73b An Introduction to Art
*HIST 5a Freshman Seminar in European History: Society in Early Modern Europe

NEJS 5b Freshman Seminar: The Beginnings of Judaism and the First Jewish
*PHSCI 4a Space, Time and Quanta
*PHSCI 5a Computers, Artificial Intelligence, and Related Topics

PHSCI 7aR Freshman Seminar: Symmetry and the Form of Matter

PSYCH 7a Freshman Seminar: Nature, Art, and Illusion

RUS 7aR Freshman Seminar: Twentieth Century Russian Literature — The

Writer and Society
*SOC laR The Sociology of Everyday Life

SOC IbR Freshman Seminar: Identity and Youth Culture
*SOC 3a Freshman Seminar in Social Theory and Social Policy

SOC 3b Freshman Seminar: Of Birth and Death


Associate Professor Wellington Nyangoni, Chairman; Assistant Professors Aaron
Gresson III, Ashenafi Kebede, Duane R. Taylor; Instructors Shelia R. Bland, Ronald F.
Ferguson; Lecturer Robert C. Jones.

Requirements for Concentration

A. Required of all candidates: eight semester courses in AAAS, one of which will be
AAAS 5a (or 5b).

B. At least one course will be taken in each of the following areas: Social Science,
Humanities, and History.

C. At least four courses will be taken in one of the following disciplines as a field of
specialization: Literature, Music, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics,
Education. A candidate may elect a five-course interdisciplinary focus on Africa or
Afro- America as their specialization.

D. Candidates must take five of the required eight courses within the Department.

E. Candidates for departmental honors must complete AAAS 99.

Thirty-two courses are required for the B.A. degree. After completion of
Departmental requirements, the remaining course selections are "electives." Students
may ask for guidance in the selection of courses with related content, approach, or with-
in their chosen discipHne.

AAAS 5a Introduction to African and Afro-American Studies

AAAS 14a Freshman Seminar: "The Excluded Society": Comparative Studies of
Personal and Group Oppression

AAAS 50a Black Political Economy
*AAAS 51bR Management Problems of Black Business Enterprises

AAAS 70aR (AMSTD 70aR) (HIST 70aR) Introduction to Afro-American History

AAAS 72a (MUSIC 70a) A History of Jazz
*AAAS 90a,b Independent Field Study


AAAS 98a,b Readings, Research, Community Involvement

AAAS 99 Senior Research

AAAS lOOaR Institutional Racism

AAAS lOlaR The Black Family in America

AAAS 104a (MUSIC 31a) Black Lifestyles Through Music

AAAS 105b (MUSIC 31b) The Music of Black Americans

AAAS 107a,aR (ED 107a,aR) Seminar: Teaching of Elementary Reading and

Educational Materials Workshop I
*AAAS 107b (ED 107b) Teaching of Elementary and Educational Materials

Workshop II

AAAS 115a African History
*AAAS 119a An Introduction to the Cultural History of the Caribbean

AAAS 121a (SOC 120a) Sociology of Underdevelopment I

AAAS 121b (SOC 120b) Sociology of Underdevelopment II

AAAS 122b Black Political and Social Thought
*AAAS 123b Third World Ideologies

AAAS 125a (POL 125a) Political Development in the Black Community I

AAAS 125b (POL 125b) Political Development in the Black Community II
*AAAS 127a An Introduction to African Religion and Philosophy
*AAAS 130a Black Literature from the Plantation to Harlem
*AAAS 130b Black Literature: From Harlem to the Present Day
*AAAS 132b An Introduction to African Literature
*AAAS 133b The Literature of the Caribbean

AAAS 135a (THA 145a) Black Drama I

AAAS 135bR (THA 145bR) Black Drama II

AAAS 137a The Black Woman in American Society I
*AAAS 137b The Black Woman in American Society II

AAAS 140aR Public Policy Perspectives on Economic Problems of Afro-

AAAS 145aR Oral Tradition: The Psychology of Black Survival

AAAS 147b Sociology of the Urban Ghetto

AAAS 155a Slavery in America

AAAS 156aR The Civil Rights Revolution in the U.S., 1945-1970

AAAS 160aR (POL 140aR) The Politics of Africa

AAAS 161aR (POL 141aR) National and International Politics of Southern Africa

AAAS 162a Contemporary African Political Thought

AAAS 163bR (POL 141bR) Africa in World Politics
*AAAS 170b Black Curriculum: Development and Design
*AAAS 190aR Economic Development of Black People

AAAS 192b Political Economy of the Third World


Associate Professor Jacob Cohen, Chairman; Professors Lawrence H. Fuchs***,
John F. Matthews; Associate Professors William M. Goldsmith, Stephen J. Whitfield;
Lecturer Peter D. Witt (Director, Education Program).

*** On Leave A.Y. 1979-80


Nature of the Program

An interdisciplinary approach to American culture (myths, values, ideas, institutions,
and behavior), and to the questions raised by the influence of American society in
shaping the modern world. Students work closely with staff in developing an
individualized plan of study by the end of the sophomore year or early in the junior
year. Either an extensive senior paper or participation in the department seminar
program is required of all concentrators as the culmination of their work in the

Special opportunities can be provided for supervised field work.

Requirements for Concentration

Required of all candidates: (a) American Studies 102a (or approved equivalents);
History 51b (or approved equivalents); (b) American Studies 10a, lOaR; (c) either a
specially designated American Studies seminar or American Studies 99; (d) the
equivalent of six semester courses in American Studies, chosen either within the Depart-
ment or elsewhere with departmental approval.

The consent of the instructor is required for American Studies 97 a/b and American
Studies Department Seminars. The consent of the Department is required for American
Studies 99.

AMSTD 8a,aR (ENG 6a,aR) (HUM 4a,aR) American Literature from 1832 to 1900
AMSTD 9a,aR (ENG 7a,aR) (HUM 4b,bR) American Literature from 1900 to 1965
AMSTD 10a Problems in American Civilization
AMSTD 70aR (AAAS 70aR) (HIST 70aR) Introduction to Afro-American History

*AMSTD 85b Strategies for Educational Change
AMSTD 90a Independent Study
AMSTD 97a,b Readings in American Studies
AMSTD 99 Senior Honors Research

AMSTD 100a Classic Studies of American Civilization Through 1914
AMSTD 100b Classic Studies of American Civilization: The Twentieth Century

*AMSTD 101b American Reactions to Europe: 1780-1970
AMSTD 102a Patterns of American Life to 1865
AMSTD 102b Patterns of American Thought: 1865-Present
AMSTD 104aR (HIST 168aR) Between the Past and the Present: American

Culture 1890-1917

*AMSTD 105a Man and Nature in America

* AMSTD 106b Brave New World: Science and Technology in America, 1890-1970
AMSTD 108a American Political Culture Through 1865

AMSTD 109a (LEGAL 101a) The Legal Process: Laws and Public Policy
AMSTD 110b The Growth of Presidential Power

* AMSTD Ilia The Structure of Power and the Political Process

*AMSTD 112a Strategies of Political and Social Change: The Agrarian Revolt and

the Progressive Era
AMSTD 112b Strategies of Political and Social Change: The Great Depression

and the New Deal
*AMSTD 114bR Aspects of the American Character
*AMSTD llSaR The University in America

* AMSTD 117a Twentieth Century American Biography


*AMSTD 120a Law and Society

AMSTD 122a (FA 122a) American Architecture and Painting
*AMSTD 123a Women in American History to 1865

AMSTD 123bR Women in American History: 1865 to the Present

AMSTD 124b Department Seminar: American Love and Marriage: Historical

AMSTD 125a (ENG 38a) (THA 125a) History of American Drama 1665 to 1919
*AMSTD 127a (ECON 22a) (HIST 155a) American Economic History
*AMSTD 128a The Civil War Era 1
*AMSTD 128b The Civil War Era II

AMSTD 133b The American West in Myth and Reality

* AMSTD 135b (THA 135b) The History of Popular Arts in America
AMSTD 142b Photography in America

AMSTD 145bR Department Seminar: Freedom and Equality: American Political

AMSTD 148b Mark Twain and his America
*AMSTD 150bR (SOC 172bR) The Family in the United States
AMSTD 152a The Environments and Landscapes of America: Colonies to the

* AMSTD 156a (ENG 156a) Dissent in American Literature: From the Revolution

to the Civil War

AMSTD 158a (ANTHR 158a) Urban Anthropology

AMSTD 160b The 1920's Culture and Society

AMSTD 163b The Sixties: Continuity and Change in American Culture
*AMSTD 165aR Women and Autobiography
*AMSTD 165b Mass Communication in America

AMSTD 167a The Political Philosophy of American Liberalism

* AMSTD 169aR Department Seminar: Freedom and Equality: Religion and Ethni-

city in American History
AMSTD 170a The Idea of Conspiracy in American Culture
*AMSTD 175aR Violence in American Life
*AMSTD 180b Problems in Contemporary American Education
AMSTD 185bR (HIST 168bR) American Political and Social Thought Since

World War II
AMSTD 188b Department Seminar: The Idea of Community in America: Boston

as a Case Study
AMSTD 197a Department Seminar: Freedom and Equality: Civil Rights and the
American Constitution


Professor David Kaplan, Chairman; Professors Helen Codere, George L.
Cowgill****, Robert A. Manners, Marguerite S. Robinson***; Associate Professors
Robert C. Hunt, Judith T. Irvine, David E. Jacobson, Benson Saler; Assistant Profes-
sors Marvin Davis, Judith F. Zeitlin, Robert N. Zeitlin; Instructor D. Neil Gomberg;
Lecturer Pierre- Yves Jacopin.
*** On Leave A.Y. 1979-80
****Half-time Leave Both Semesters


Requirements for Concentration

A. Required of all concentrators: A minimum of eight semester courses in Anthro-
pology, to consist of ANTHR la; ANTHR 83a; either ANTHR 2a, or ANTHR 3b; and
five additional semester courses in Anthropology from those Hsted in the departmental
offerings. Where prerequisites are listed, they must be fulfilled satisfactorily before
enrollment in the stipulated course, except under extraordinary circumstances with per-
mission of the Chairman of the Department.

B. All concentrators will also take two semester courses, above the introductory
level, in other departments of the School of Social Science.

C. Honors candidates are required to take an additional course, ANTHR 99.

D. All students, and especially those planning to go on to graduate work, should
consult carefully with their advisors regarding course selections.

Anthropology and Linguistics Track

A combined concentration in Anthropology and Linguistics will consist of eleven
courses drawn from the Anthropology Department and the Linguistics Concentration.
Concentrators in this combined major will be required to take:

A. ANTHR la; ANTHR 83a; either ANTHR 2a or ANTHR 3b.

B. Two courses in anthropological linguistics: ANTHR 102a and b.

C. Three additional anthropology courses from those Hsted in the departmental

D. Three courses from the following list: LING 110a (formerly 193a), LING 112b
(formerly 193b), LING 120b (formerly 191b), LING 122b (formerly 196b),
LING 130a (formerly 196a) and LING 197a.

Honors candidates will be required to take an additional course, either ANTHR 99 or
LING 99.

Admission and structuring of this alternative concentration are subject to approval of
the Anthropology and Linguistics Program Coordinators (Mss. Irvine and MaUng).

ANTHR la,aR Social Anthropology

ANTHR 2aR (CLORS 2aR) The Development of Prehistoric Societies

ANTHR 3bR Introductory Physical Anthropology
* ANTHR 4a Freshman Seminar: Anthropological Research

ANTHR 5a Freshman Seminar: Justice: A Comparative Perspective
*ANTHR 15b The Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective

ANTHR 19bR Egalitarian Societies (Formerly Hunters and Gatherers)

ANTHR 20b (UC 79F) The Development of Human Food Production

ANTHR 24b Ecological Perspectives on Culture

ANTHR 37a (UC 75G) Modes of Thought
♦ANTHR 40b (CLORS 40b) Earliest Civilizations of the Near East and Asia

ANTHR 41a Prehistoric Civilizations of Middle and South America

ANTHR 43a Conceptions and Misconceptions in Physical Anthropology

ANTHR 83aR Anthropological Enquiry

ANTHR 90 Independent Field Study

ANTHR 98a,b Readings in Anthropology

ANTHR 99 Senior Honors Research


ANTHR 100a (LAS 100a) The Family in the Political Economy of Latin America

ANTHR 102a Anthropological Linguistics I

ANTHR 102b Anthropological Linguistics II

ANTHR 103b Language, Society and Culture

ANTHR 104aR (CLASS 104aR) (UC 79G) Hesiod's Works and Days: Convergent

Approaches of Classics and Anthro-
*ANTHR 105b (CLASS 104b) (UC 78D) Hesiod's Theogony: Convergent Approaches

of Classics and Anthropology

ANTHR 105a Symbol, Myth and Ritual

ANTHR 106b (PSYCH 106b) (UC 79E) Friendship

* ANTHR 108b Population, History and Society
ANTHR 109b (CLORS 120b) Archaeological Methods

* ANTHR 110a Physical Anthropology
ANTHR lllaR Introduction to Primate Studies

* ANTHR 112b Evolution and Natural Selection
ANTHR 115aR Biocultural Adaptation
ANTHR 120b Anthropology of Law

*ANTHR 122a (CLORS 149a) The World Before Civilization

ANTHR 123a (CLORS 121a) Directions and Issues in Archaeology
*ANTHR 124a Civilizations of Mesoamerica
*ANTHR 126a Kinship
*ANTHR 127a The First Complex Societies and Cities

ANTHR 130 (CLORS 111) The Archaeology of Syria-Palestine
♦ANTHR 133a Modern Africa

ANTHR 133b Anthropological Fieldwork

ANTHR 135b Peoples and CuUures of India

ANTHR 139b Biography and Culture
*ANTHR 140a Prehistory of North American Indians

ANTHR 141bR The American Indian
*ANTHR 143b Modern Cultures of Middle America
*ANTHR 144a Indians of South America
*ANTHR 146a Environment and Archaeology
*ANTHR 147b Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Mesoamerica
*ANTHR 148a Rise, Function and Fall of Early Civilizations: Concepts and Expla-

ANTHR 149 (CLORS 119) The Archaeology of the Aegean

ANTHR 151a Social Organization I

ANTHR 151b Social Organization II
*ANTHR 152b Economic Anthropology

ANTHR 153a (FA 195a) Primitive Art

ANTHR 154a Comparative Religion

ANTHR 154b Selected Topics in Comparative Religion: "Intellectualist" versus
"Symbolist" Approaches to Religion

ANTHR 155b Psychological Anthropology

ANTHR 156a Political Anthropology

ANTHR 158a (AMSTD 158a) Urban Anthropology
*ANTHR 158b Selected Topics in Urban Anthropology
*ANTHR 159a Anthropology and Some Contemporary Issues


*ANTHR 160b An Anthropological Perspective on the Third World

*ANTHR 161b Culture and Cognition

*ANTHR 162a Anthropology and Psychoanalysis c

*ANTHR 165a Modernization and Social Change

ANTHR 166a The Nature of Human Nature
*ANTHR 170a Peasant Cultures: Past and Present
*ANTHR 171a The Comparative Method

ANTHR 175a Pro-Seminar in Anthropological Theory I

ANTHR 175b Pro-Seminar in Method in Cultural Anthropology II
*ANTHR 177b Archaeological Method and Theory

ANTHR 180b Historical Anthropology
*ANTHR 185a Mathematical and Computer Methods in Archaeology

ANTHR 186a (CLORS 131a) Mathematics and Computers in Archaeological Data

Analysis I

ANTHR 186b (CLORS 131b) Mathematics and Computers in Archaeological Data

Analysis II

ANTHR 188a Materials in Ancient Societies: Metals
*ANTHR 190a Comparative Social Stratification

ANTHR 193b Research Design


Professor Robert H. Abeles, Chairman; Professors Gerald D. Fasman, David M.
Freifelder, William P. Jencks, Lawrence Levine, John M. Lowenstein, Susan Lowey
(Rosenstiel Center), Alfred G. Redfield (Rosenstiel Center), Serge N. Timasheff, Helen
Van Vunakis; Associate Professors Thomas C. Hollocher, Jr., William T. Murakami,
Robert F. Schleif, Morris Soodak; Assistant Professors Jen-Shiang Hong, Christopher
Miller, Pieter C. Wensink (Rosenstiel Center).

Requirements for Concentration

A. Required of all candidates: One year each of general chemistry (excluding
CHEM 10 except by departmental permission) with laboratory and organic chemistry
with laboratory; one semester each of BCHEM 1(X), 21, and 42 or, 103 or 104; two
electives from the School of Science; and one year of physical chemistry or first semester
physical chemistry plus BCHEM 50. Introductory courses without prerequisites and
courses numbered 90-99 are excluded from use as electives. Physical chemistry
laboratory is optional. AP credit or advanced standing awarded by the Chemistry
Department can stand in lieu of general chemistry.

B. Honors Program: A, plus one year each of BCHEM 101 and 99, submission of
an acceptable research dissertation, and a grade point average of 3.0 in the sciences and
mathematics. BCHEM 99 may not exceed three semester course credits. Petition is
made at the beginning of the senior year.

C. Combined B.A./M.A. Program: A. and B. plus one summer in research resi-
dency, two one-semester 100-level courses approved by the Department and grades of B
or better in the 100-level science courses and in research. Petition is made to the
Department and Graduate School no later than 1 July preceding the senior year and all
work must be completed by the time the B. A. is awarded. A substantial research contri-


bution is required and, if a dissertation is found unacceptable under this program, it will
automatically be considered under the Honors Program.

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