A Model of General Education: Interdisciplinary, Multileveled and Integrative. Jill N. Reich, Dean of Faculty Alexander E. Dauge-Roth, Associate Professor of French Judy Head, Associate Dean of Faculty Bates College. Bates Saga. History How to begin Governance and organization
Jill N. Reich, Dean of Faculty
Alexander E. Dauge-Roth, Associate Professor of French
Judy Head, Associate Dean of Faculty
New General Education Requirements for students entering the College in September 2007 as members of the Class of 2011
A Bates education balances breadth of knowledge and depth of study. Through the sustained focus of the major, students develop expertise in one or more areas. Every student declares at least one major, but many students double major. Students may also declare a minor, which offers directed study, though in fewer courses.
To achieve breadth and depth in his or her education, each student takes courses beyond the major. General Education requirements help students develop a range of skills across many disciplines and challenge them to think in complex, interdisciplinary ways. Courses and units that meet General Education requirements are taken throughout a student's career at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.
In March 2006 the Bates faculty approved new General Education requirements, which go into effect with students entering the College in September 2007 as members of the Class of 2011. This overview of the new General Education requirements provides guidance to first-year students in planning their courses over the next year. Additional information is provided for faculty advisors.
Welcome to this important year at Bates.
As sophomores you are in the full swing of college life. The sophomore year is a time of decisions, opportunities, and change. It’s the year you move into ever more challenging courses. It’s the year you declare your Major, Minor and General Education Concentrations. It’s the year you decide whether you would like to study abroad and where. It’s a time you may apply for internships or jobs and the year many of you assume leadership positions as JAs, PALG leaders, writing assistants, in campus organizations, or in athletics.
The Sophomore Hub is designed to help you navigate some of the important developments of this year.
BIO 103. Sensory Biology.
CHEM s25. Science Meets Art: Loudspeaker Design and Construction.
CH/PH s28. Digital Signals.
INDS s34. The Soundscape.
MUS 101. Introduction to Listening.
MUS 103. Music Cultures of the World.
MUS 231. Music Theory I.
MUS 232. Music Theory II.
MUS 235. Music Composition.
MUS 237. Computers, Music, and the Arts.
MUS 290. Musical Ensemble Performance.
NS/PY 200. Introduction to Neuroscience.
PHIL 321C. Colors and Sounds.
PHYS 103. Musical Acoustics.
PHYS 104. Physics of Electronic Sound.
PSYC 302. Sensation and Perception.
THEA 263. Voice and Speech.
Participation for two consecutive semesters in one of the following ensembles: College Choir, Gamelan, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Steel Orchestra. Supervised by Music Department.