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AAS 260 - Buddhism

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
An introduction to the basic philosophy and doctrines of Buddhism, beginning with a survey of lives and works of major historical figures of Buddhism. The principal issues of Buddhist thought, drawing from Indian, East Asian, and Western sources, are treated. Particular attention is paid to the meaning of faith, practice, and enlightenment in Buddhism. This course is offered as both AAS 260 and RLS 260.
Section: 31
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AFH 368 - Caribbean and American Connections in Literature

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
An exploration of the connections between writers from the French-speaking and English-speaking Caribbean and from the African-American community, who share a similar cultural heritage, historical heritage, and historical experience, but differ in geopolitical situations. Special attention is paid to spirituality, gender, and identity motifs in the literature. This course is offered as both AFH 368 and EGL 368.
Section: 30
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AFS 325 - Civil Rights and Black Power

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
The course considers how the 'long civil rights movement' and century-long struggles for Black Power were intertwined movements, rather than conventional narratives that conceive them as being opposed to one another. The course will therefore span the whole of the twentieth century, beginning with the founding of the United Negro Improvement Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and it will conclude with the turn from civil rights to economic justice, Black political empowerment, and campaigns against police brutality. Offered as both AFS 325 and HIS 325.
Section: 30
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AFS 374 - Environment and Development in African History

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
Provides a critical exploration of the history and political-economy of environmental changes and human activities in Africa from earlier times to the present. It examines the ways in which the dynamics of human-environment relationship have shaped the development of African societies and economies from the rise of ancient civilizations to the contemporary problems of war and famine. Although significant attention will be given to the pre-colonial era (like the impacts of iron-working, irrigation, deforestation and desertification), the focus of the course will be on the 20th and century and after, looking at the impacts of imperialism, colonialism, globalization and the postcolonial quest for development on the state of the environment in Africa. In the discussion, we will demonstrate that the shaping of African environments and ecologies is a product of complex, evolving and interconnected developments between humans and nature within and beyond the African continent. Offered as both AFS 374 and SBC 374. Not for credit in addition to SBC 320.
Section: 30
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AFS 381 - AIDS, Race, and Gender in the Black Community

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
Review of current biological and epidemiological knowledge about the HIV virus, and examination of the virus' social impact on the Black community. This course is offered as both AFS 381 and WST 381.
Section: 30
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AMS 102 - Elements of Statistics

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
The use and misuse of statistics in real life situations; basic statistical measures of central tendency and of dispersion, frequency distributions, elements of probability, binomial and normal distributions, small and large sample hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, chi square test, and regression. May not be taken by students with credit for AMS 110, 310, 311, 312; ECO 320; POL 201; PSY 201; or SOC 202.
Section: 30
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AMS 110 - Probability and Statistics in the Life Sciences

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
A survey of probability theory and statistical techniques with applications to biological and biomedical situations. Topics covered include Markov chain models; binomial, Poisson, normal, exponential, and chi square random variables; tests of hypotheses; confidence intervals; tests; and analysis of variance, regression, and contingency tables. May not be taken for credit in addition to AMS 310.
Section: 30
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AMS 311 - Probability Theory

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
Probability spaces, random variables, moment generating functions, algebra of expectations, conditional and marginal distributions, multivariate distributions, order statistics, law of large numbers.
Section: 30
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AMS 318 - Financial Mathematics

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
This course will focus on accumulation functions, yield rates, annuities, loan repayment, term structure of interest rates/spot rates/forward rates, options, duration/convexity. This course follows the syllabus for the Financial Mathematics (FM) Exam of the Society of Actuaries and prepares students to pass the FM Exam.
Section: 30
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AMS 335 - Game Theory

Stony Brook / University Center | Summer 2019
July 8, 2019 — 
Introduction to game theory fundamentals with special emphasis on problems from economics and political science. Topics include strategic games and Nash equilibrium, games in coalitional form and the core, bargaining theory, measuring power in voting systems, problems of fair division, and optimal and stable matching. This course is offered as both AMS 335 and ECO 355.
Section: 30