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This section contains an overview of the college's history, the academic program, the campus and student body; information on admission, fees and financial aid; graduate programs; and a key for deciphering course listings. Select a section from the dropdown menu to start.


This catalog contains policies and program descriptions and should be used solely as an informational guide. The General Information section is accurate as of July 2015. All announcements herein are subject to revision. Students are responsible for informing themselves of current policies and meeting all relevant requirements.

This section details instructors, requirements for the majors and minors, and course offerings for the year (the data is updated annually). The Search for Courses tab enables you to search for courses based on interests and criteria. This tab will enable you to identify if a course can count toward a major, minor, concentration or a certificate.

Select a department or program from the dropdown menu.

 


The information contained in the Courses of Study documents is accurate as of July 2015. Smith College reserves the right to make changes to the Courses of Study, including changes in its course offerings, instructors, requirements for the majors and minors, and degree requirements. Course information contained herein is compiled 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.


You may search to list courses meeting the criteria offered below. If a search results in too many courses, add criteria or select a more narrow category. If the results page does not appear after submitting a search, make sure pop-up blocking in your browser is disabled.

The data in the course catalog is refreshed daily. Information concerning current and future course offerings is posted as it becomes available and is subject to change. Information concerning past course offerings may be searched back to Fall 2004.

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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.

Name of instructor

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Number of credits

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Course number

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The search is NOT case-sensitive. Partial course numbers can be entered.

Course title keyword

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Search for a word or phrase in a course title. The search is NOT case-sensitive.
Partial course titles can be entered.

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Curriculum Distribution

This search returns courses with any one of the selected major fields of knowledge listed below. The college recommends that students pursue studies in these seven major fields of knowledge. Students who wish to become eligible for Latin Honors must select at least one course in each of these major fields.

Literature Historical Studies Natural Science
The Arts Social Science Foreign Language
Mathematics and Analytic Philosophy

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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.

Using the Catalog: Select a Tab to Start

General Information contains an overview of the college's history, the academic program, the campus and student body; information on admission, fees and financial aid; graduate programs; and a key for deciphering course listings.

Academic Programs includes information on all of the college's courses; majors, minors and concentrations; faculty directories; and requirements.

Course Search allows you to search a database of courses offered by Smith College. Information includes the course title, course description, department, subject, name of instructor(s), credits, meeting time, and curriculum distribution indication.

Select one term.

Credits
Select all or credit number. Only applicable credit numbers display in drop-down list.

Course number
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. This search is not case-sensitive. Partial course titles can be entered.

Curriculum Distribution
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.

Display
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.


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