Choosing Courses [Part II]
Later this summer, you will find links to more detailed information from the Registrar and academic departments about:
- First Year Seminars (FYS)
- Writing Courses (W)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Practicums (NSEP)
- AP and IB Credit Guide
- College Jazz Ensemble: Interested in playing jazz on campus this fall? The Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble has projected openings in all sections. Please be sure to bring your instrument with you to campus. Any questions about the ensemble and the Swat jazz scene can be directed to Drew Shanefield - firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy your summer and I hope to meet you in the fall! Drew Shanefield, Director of the Swarthmore College Jazz Ensemble.
- College Orchestra and College Wind Ensemble: Calling all instrumentalists! The Swarthmore College Orchestra and the Swarthmore College Wind Ensemble are both welcoming new members, and we will be having auditions for both groups on Monday, September 3 (the first day of classes) throughout the day. Auditions are informal and laid back: just prepare any 2-3 minute piece that you enjoy playing. If you're interested in joining either ensemble, sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board across from the Music Department Office when you arrive on campus. In the meantime, feel free to email Andrew Hauze (the director of both ensembles) at email@example.com with any questions. We hope to make music with you in the fall!
- Physics in Modern Medicine, (First-Year Seminar): Medical schools are realizing that preparation in basic science and technology should become an increasing part of undergraduate preparation (see recent report by the American Association of Medical Colleges). But the subject is interesting by itself. I became attracted to the field three years ago - I am a laser atomic physicist by background (I am not an MD!) - while working in collaboration with a research group at the University of Pennsylvania. We will have the opportunity of visiting many of their medical physics facilities, including their new proton beam accelerator for cancer treatment, throughout the semester. Contact Professor Frank Moscatelli for more information.
Some courses will need to be lotteried. If you are concerned about a particular course and whether there is need for a lottery, please refer to that academic department's webpage under "Courses."
Check back here later.