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The Tri-College Course Guide contains current enrollment information for all courses it lists. After you've found a course in the Guide, click on the specific course link to see a detail box including "CUR ENR" (current enrollment) listed under "Additional Course Info". Note: the Instructor decides whether a course is actually open or closed; current enrollment is provided only as a guide in assessing that potential.

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If no information appears under the department or program heading below, please see the departmental office.

First come-first serve courses and courses with closed enrollment for web-registration--FOR Fall 2022 are listed below:

ASTR 001- Limited to first come first served-fall and spring
CHEM 010-Limited to first come first served-fall
CHEM 010 Labs- Limited to first come first served - fall
CHEM 022 Labs- Limited to first come first served -- spring
CHEM 032- Two sections limited to 35 each, first come first served--fall
CHEM 032 Labs – Limited to 16 upperclassman per section – fall
CHEM 038 Labs- Limited to first come first served--spring
ECON 001-View policy below
ECON 011 Conferences-Limited to first come first served -- fall
ECON 021 Conferences-Limited to first come first served-spring
All ECON seminars- not available for web-registration
EDUC 001C- not available for web-registration
ENGL 001C- not available for web-registration
ENGL 070K- not available for web-registration
ENVS 089A- not available for web-registration
PHED- Limited to first come first served--fall and spring
PHYS 003 and 003L- limited to first come first served -- fall
PHYS 004 and 004L- limited to first come first served -- spring
Directed Reading, Independent Study, Research, Thesis, Special Projects, etc. are not available for web-registration- see Dept Administrative Asst/Coordinator to register


Anthropology & Sociology:

Arabic: see Modern Languages and Literatures

Art (Art History & Studio Arts):

Asian Studies:


Astronomy - see Physics and Astronomy


Enroll for Biology 001 Cellular and Mollecular Biology lecture AND your first choice laboratory section during web-registration. If the enrollment in any laboratory section exceeds the max number of students, a random lottery will be held only for the over-enrolled laboratory sections. Students who are lotteried out of an over-enrolled lab section will be notified via email and will be placed on the waiting list for that section. First-year students who are on the waiting list for an over-enrolled laboratory section are encouraged to enroll in any other unfilled laboratory section, where sections will be filled on a "first-come, first-served" basis.

Students must apply to get into BIOL001-SP (meets TTh, 1:15-2:30p) and concurrently enroll in BIOL 001, including a lab section.  If you are interested in the course, enroll in BIOL 001 and lab and SP during registration. Choose a lab section that does not conflict with the SP meeting times and fill out an application for BIOL-SP Applications should be submitted by the time registration closes.  BIOL 001SP. Cellular and Mollecular Biology

Black Studies:


You will need to register for the CHEM 010/010.HN and CHEM 032 course and a lab section that fits into your schedule. When adding these on mySwarthmore they must be added together. CHEM 010 and 010.HN share the CHEM 010 labs.

Registration for labs will be "first-come, first-served" basis, you are advised to register early. 

Chinese - see Modern Languages and Literatures


Cognitive Science:


Comparative Literature:

Computer Science:


New Courses for Fall 2022
DANC 015 - Choreographing Chineseness in Sinophone Spaces. HU, 1 credit
Open to all students
DANC 047, 047P - Dance Technique: Kalbeliya (Indian Dance) 
Can be taken for academic or P.E. credit.
Open to all students.
DANC 064, 064P - Dance Technique: Hip Hop II 
Can be taken for academic or P.E. credit.
Prerequisites: DANC 054 or audition at the first class meeting.


*ECON 001 Enrollment Policy*

ECON 001 sections are capped on a first-come, first-served basis during online enrollment, and then at 30 during Add/Drop. Students who wish to add a section of ECON 001 during Add/Drop should submit an add request online. These requests will be handled by Megan Salladino (, who will allow students to add the least-enrolled section that fits their academic schedule, up to the overall cap of 30.

Educational Studies:
Educational Studies courses (with the exception of EDUC 091A, EDUC 091B, EDUC 092, EDUC 093, EDUC 096, and EDUC 180) are currently still open for fall 2022 enrollment. For those specific courses, the Ed Studies administrative assistant will register you, if applicable.

English Literature:
Academic Writing Courses:


Environmental Studies:


Film and Media Studies:

New course open for Spring 2022: FMST 31: Documentary Filmmaking as Cultural Work. No prerequisites.

Gender and Sexuality Studies:

Global Studies:

Introduction to Global Studies is open to all students interested in exploring global issues, phenomena, and processes that impact all our lives. The program has recently announced its Special Majors (click on the Special Majors tab on the website).

Greek-see Classics


For Fall 2022, the following courses have a prerequisite of an intro level (01-10), AP credit, or professor permission:

  • 25: Colonialism and Nationalism in the Middle East
  • 31: France in Algeria, France and Algerians: 1830-present
  • 66: Making Sense of Being Sick: The Social Construction of Diseases in the Modern World
  • 84: Gender, Science, and Technology
  • 90r: History Wars: Contests Over Memory and History in the United States

For 24b: Witchcraft, Heresy, and Demonic Possession in Seventeenth Century Europe, the prerequisite is any course in the humanities, an intro level history course, AP credit, or professor permission

Interpretation Theory:


Islamic Studies:
For information on the Islamic Studies Program, please visit

Japanese- see Modern Languages and Literatures

Latin-see Classics

Latin American and Latino Studies:


See Linguistics

Literature - see Modern Languages and Literatures

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Mathematics and Statistics:

Students interested in Math 67 must enroll in a problem session taught by the same professor. 

Modern Languages and Literature:

Arabic: For information on Arabic courses, please see

Chinese: For information on Chinese courses, please see

French and Francophone Studies:  For information on French and Francophone Studies  courses, please see


GMST 083 - New course for Fall '22: Crime Drama
Cross-listed with FMST 083 and LITR 083
Please contact Prof. Sunka Simon for more details,

GMST 091 - New Topic for Fall '22: The Rhine - Stories and Histories
The Prerequisite for GMST 091 is completion of GMST 020, or permission of the instructor. Please contact Prof. Madalina Meirosu,
For more information on German Studies courses, please see


JPNS 001 (First Year Japanese) is open to all students. There are no prerequisites and a placement exam is not necessary. However, enrollment may be closed if the class exceeds capacity.
JPNS 003, JPNS 012, and JPNS 019 (Second-Year, Third-Year and Fourth-Year Japanese), are open to new students by placement only. Please contact the Japanese Section Head, Will Gardner, at regarding placement. Students who have competed the prior year in the language sequence at Swarthmore do not need placement.
The Prerequisite for JPNS 012A (Japanese Conversation) is completion of JPNS004 or permission of the instructor. The class can be repeated for credit. Please contact Atsuko Suda at with any inquiries.
The Prerequisite for JPNS 053, Classical Japanese Literature and Language Change, is completion of JPNS 002, or permission of the instructor. Please contact Prof. Bundschuh at with any inquiries.


Literature: For information on courses taught in English, please see


RUSS 014 / LITR 014
This writing intensive course, taught in translation, has no prerequisites and all are welcome.

LITR 070R / LING 070 / RUSS 070
This course requires good knowledge of a language other than English. There are no other prerequisites.

For information on Russian courses, please see


oin us in MUSI 049A. Balinese Gamelan Ensemble with Prof. Tom Whitman
Gamelan Semara Santi, Swarthmore's own traditional Indonesian percussion orchestra, is looking for new members to join us in the fall semester. All students are welcome; no previous experience or audition is necessary. We've also made a brief video about the group: \
Please e-mail Professor Tom Whitman ( if you'd like more information.
We also have some very exciting new courses being offered Spring 2023 in Music, so stay tuned!
New Ethnomusicology Course! - MUSI 010. From Roots to Django: Interpreting the Soundtracks of Black Power, Black Pain, and Retribution with Dr. Tracey Stewart
New Music History Course! - MUSI 036. Contesting Darkness: Music, Sound, and Place in Gothic Europe, with an additional 0.5 credit abroad component (036A.) with Dr. Jamie Blasina

Peace Studies:



Physical Education:
Physical Education courses are offered on a first come first served basis and enrollment is capped depending on the course. Check the course schedule for class limits. 

Physics and Astronomy:

Registration for PHYS 003/003L labs will be "first-come, first-served" basis, you are advised to register early. Web-registration assignments are tentative, students who will need to resolve conflicts with their lab assignment should contact the Physics/Astronomy dept during add/drop.

Political Science:

POLS 070B: enrollment limited to course majors
POLS 116: enrollment limited to 10; ECON 001 and POLS 004 prerequisite requirements


New Religion course offered Fall '22 

Spanish : For information on Spanish courses, please see

Statistics -  see Mathematics and Statistics