This site contains undergraduate courses offered by Smith College. Accessible up-to-date information includes the course title, course description, department, subject, name of instructor(s), credits, meeting time, and curriculum distribution indication. Information concerning future course offerings is posted as it becomes available and is subject to change.
Smith College reserves the right to make changes to all announcements in the online Smith College Catalog Database, including changes in its course offerings, instructors, requirements for the majors and minors, and degree requirements. Course information contained herein is compiled and updated at regularly scheduled intervals by the Office of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty from data submitted by departments and programs. All data listed is as officially and formally approved by the Office of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty, the Committee on Academic Priorities, and the faculty-at-large. Additional information may be available on the individual Web sites of departments and programs.
Search to list courses meeting specific search criteria defined by the user. If a search results in no courses being listed, review/omit search criteria and resubmit. If a search results in over 100 courses being selected, add criteria or select a more narrow category.
The following criteria may be searched:
Select one term.
Select all, one, or multiple departments. You may select multiple departments by holding your command key (Mac) or control key (Windows). Prior to the Fall of 2006, the Program for the Study of Women and Gender was known as Women's Studies.
Select all or one instructor
Select all or credit number. Only applicable credit numbers display in drop-down list.
Enter course number. The search selects all course numbers that include the entered course number. For example, entering course number 24 would select course number 246. Yearlong courses end in 'Y' or 'D'. To search for yearlong course enter just the number or the number followed by 'Y' or 'D'.
This search is not case-sensitive.
Partial course numbers can be entered.
Course Title or Keyword
Search for a word or phrase in a course title.
The search is not case-sensitive.
Partial course titles can be entered.
Course listings in this catalog indicate in curly brackets which area(s) of knowledge a given course covers. Please note that certain courses do not indicate any designation as decided by the department, program or instructor involved. Students who wish to become eligible for Latin Honors at graduation must elect at least one course (normally four credits) in each of the seven major fields of knowledge. (If a course is less than four credits but designated for Latin Honors, this will be indicated.)
The search will return courses with any one of the selected distributional groups. For example, if you select distributional groups Literature and Mathematics, you will select courses in Literature or courses in Mathematics or courses in Literature and Mathematics.
Writing Intensive available
Certain courses in Smith College place special emphasis on writing in one or more sections. These courses have the designation "Writing Intensive". Each first-year student is required, during her first or second semester at Smith, to complete at least one writing-intensive course.
The Course Catalog Search Results displays the course section listing selected from the search criteria. Click on a course title for full information and description. Click on a department to view complete departmental listings.