SMU-in-Taos

August Term 2012
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Contact Taos Office For Availability, 214-768-3771

Students may take up to four hours during this term.
Arrival: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 4-6 pm
Departure: Friday, August 17, 2012

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Title Course Faculty
ANTH 3350/CFA 3350
Good Eats and Forbidden Flesh
A cultural perspective on food that blends biological and medical information about human nutrition and development with an exploration of the global market of eating.

Course fulfills:
  • Cultural Formations course option
  • Biomedical Anthropology Minor elective
  • Cultural Anthropology Minor “Cultural Concepts” course option

Carolyn Smith-Morris
ASCE 1300/ASCE 3300/ASCE 5300
Ceramics
The SMU Campus at Ft. Burgwin lies in one of the oldest ceramics areas in the United States. Learn ancient ceramic techniques for contemporary applications, with Michael Obranovich, master potter, and visit centuries old sites on day trips. Meets the requirement for GEC Arts Perceptive.

Course fulfills:
  • GEC Perspective in “Arts“
  • Course option for Minor in Art

Michael Obranovich
Class Syllabus
BIOL 1308
Plant Biology
Introduction to the unusual flora of Northern New Mexico stressing plant collection, identification and medicinal uses by Native Americans. Fulfills General Education requirement for Science/Technology.

Course fulfills:
  • GEC requirement for “Science Group A”

John Ubelaker
Class Syllabus
BL 3335
Business Law I
A course in basic legal survival, providing students an understanding of legal issues affecting business. Business Core Requirement. Students may not receive credit for this course if they received credit for LT 4335.

Course fulfills:
  • Business Core Requirement for Business Majors
  • Pre-requisite to Real Estate Law (RE 4338)

Barbara Kincaid
Class Syllabus
CF 3318/HIST 3305
Hispanos in New Mexico: 1848 - Present
History of the Mexican-American subculture of New Mexico, with a brief overview of the Indian, Spanish and Mexican periods, so that events, after formal U.S. possession in 1848, are seen in context. The course, however, focuses on the era after the Mexican Cession and stresses the indigenous background of the “Indo-Hispanos.”

Course fulfills:
  • Cultural Formations course option
  • B.A. in History “US History” requirement

Jennifer Valadez
EMIS 3340/CSE 4340/STAT 4340
Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Basic concepts of probability and statistics useful in the solution of engineering and applied science problems. Topics: probability, probability distributions, data analysis, sampling distributions, estimations and simple tests of hypothesis. Prerequisite: C- or better in MATH 1338.

Course fulfills:
  • BBA majors to fulfill business subset course option
  • Engineering majors to fulfill engineering subset course option
  • Pre-requisite for FINA 3320, BL 3335, MKTG 3340, STRA 5370, ITOM 2308, CISB 3380 and MNO 3370

Ian Harris
HIST 3379/CFA 3325
A Cultural History of New Mexico
This course, taught only at SMU-in-Taos, explores the struggles between the state’s dominant ethnic groups – Native Americans, Hispanos and Anglos – over rituals, spaces and objects.
Field trips. 6 or 9 credit hours.

Course fulfills:
  • Cultural Formations course option
  • B.A. in History “US History” requirement course option

Peter and Susan Bakewell
PSYC 3360
Health Psychology
In this survey course, students will examine the contributions of psychological research to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of a variety of health concerns. The course will emphasize a biopsychosocial model by which students will study how biological, social and interpersonal, emotional and cultural factors influence health. The course will use an interdisciplinary approach combining group discussion, research, and outdoor field trips to Santa Fe and Taos’ major sites.

Course fulfills:
  • Biomedical Anthropology minor elective requirement
  • B.A. and Minor in Psychology course requirement
  • Applied Physiology requirement for Minors in APSM

Max Gunther
SS 2315
Engineering and Design for the Developing World
This course will examine engineering design in the absence of key resources, including construction material, water and electricity. The course will focus on the development of shelter and sanitation in an efficient manner. Understanding the total energy cycle will be emphasized, as well as multiple alternative energy solutions. Pre-requisite: Physics I. Co-requisite: SS2320

NOTE: This course will begin on July 22 and end on August 17. Given the increased course duration, room and board charges will be higher than those quoted only for August term.

Nathan Huntoon
Class Syllabus
SS 2320
Environmental Field Methods
This course will cover topics related to environmentally relevant field work in the developing world. Specifically, field and lab practical experiences supplemented with necessary lecture will be the core of the course. Surface water and groundwater collection will be addressed as well as the analysis of coliform bacteria, basic water quality parameters, and inorganic contaminants. Topics will also include soil collection and analysis, sanitation and water systems in the field, mapping, basic GIS, and systems planning. Pre-requisite: Sophomore standing or above is required. Co-requisite: SS2315

NOTE: This course will begin on July 22 and end on August 17. Given the increased course duration, room and board charges will be higher than those quoted only for August term.

Andrew Quicksall
Class Syllabus
WELL 2131
Mountain Sports and Group Fitness
This course will encourage you to maintain optimal fitness for life, helping improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition. Different classes each day including step aerobics-boot camp style, power yoga, body sculpting and mountain biking as well as prescription and implementation of an effective conditioning program. Must be taken with another August term course. Satisfies General Education Wellness Choices II requirement.

Course fulfills:
  • GEC Wellness Choices II requirement.

Anne Weil

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