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tanabata (star festival), kayama matazo, 1968.

Social Science
Infrastructures Around the Globe


I. Global Infrastructure Concepts 5%


II. Ancient Examples 10%

A. Roman Aqueducts
B. Darius's Canal


III. Modern Examples 60%

A. Suez Canal: National Ownership vs. International Rights
B. Transamerican Railroad: Preserving the Frontier vs. Development
C. Panama Canal: National Ownership vs. International Rights
D. Alaska Pipeline: Environmental Impact vs. Economic Growth
E. Channel Tunnel: Improved Transportation vs. Societal Conflict
F. Glen Canyon Dam: Environmental Impact vs. Economic Growth


IV. Current Projects 20%

A. Three Gorges Dam: Displacement of Population vs. Creation of Energy
B. International Space Station: Investing in Space vs. Sustaining Earth


V. Future Implications 5%

A. Developing Global Consensus
B. Balancing Environmental and Economic Concerns


Language and Literature
Adaptations to Earth


I. Critical Reading 20%

Students will read and answer questions on a previously unseen
prose passage. Questions will require students to recognize
main ideas and restatements of specific information; to
make inferences on the basis of the passage; to analyze
argument, tone, and organization; to determine the meaning of
words in context; to recognize themes; and to identify literary


II. Novel: My Ántonia, by Willa Cather 30%


III. Play: An Enemy of the People, by Henrik Ibsen 25%


IV. Poetry 25%

A. "The Mower, Against Gardens," by Andrew Marvell
B. "The Deserted Village" (excerpt), by Oliver Goldsmith
C. "Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways," by William Wordsworth
D. "The Horses," by Edwin Muir
E. "Foreclosure," by Sterling A. Brown





Mathematics in a Dynamic World


I. Fundamental Math 30%

A. Solving Equations
1. Linear equations in one and two variables
2. Quadratic equations in two variables
3. Exponential equations
4. Logarithmic equations
5. Systems of equation in two and three variables

B. Sequences, Series, and Sums
1. Sequences
2. Series


II. Fractal Geometry and Chaotic Dynamics 10%

A. Fractal Geometry

B. Chaotic Dynamics
1. Attractors
2. Iterations in the complex plane

C. Applications
1. Fractal geometry
2. Chaotic dynamics


III. Statistics and Demographics 30%

A. Combinations
1. Permutations
2. Combinations

B. Probability

C. Descriptive Statistics

D. Data Analysis


IV General applications 30%

A. Exponential Growth and Decay

B. Resources


Economics and the Environment


I. Fundamentals of Economics 28%

A. Basic Terminology and Concepts
1. Scarcity and opportunity cost
2. The production possibilities frontier
3. Five fundamental questions
4. The factors of production
5. GDP, employment, and inflation

B. Positive and Normative Economics


II. Microeconomics 36%

A. Supply, Demand, and Equilibrium
1. Substitute and complementary goods
2. Price floors and price ceilings
3. Elasticity

B. Consumer Choice
1. Marginal utility
2. Indifference curves

C. Business Organizations and Market Structures
1. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, nonprofit organizations
2. Perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, monopoly, and monopsony
3. Labor unions


III. Environmental Economics 36%

A. Market Externalities
1. Quantification and measurement
2. Solutions-extended product responsibility (EPR), eco-labels, tax reform,and others

B. Economic Development
1. Rural economic growth
2. International agencies
3. Sustainable forestry

C. Business and the Environment
1. Corporations-national, foreign, and transnational
2. "Green" consumerism

D. Government Regulation and the Environmental Impact Statement

Innovations in the Fine Arts



I. Fundamentals of Art 20%

A. Elements of Composition and Design

B. Techniques and Processes

C. Historical Periods


II. Artists, Backgrounds, and Selected Works 80%

A. Figure of Striding Man Wearing a Kilt. Egyptian, B.C.
B. Madonna and Child Enthroned with (Four Saints . . . ). Piero di Cosimo, 1400s.
C. Capriccio: An Island in the Lagoon . . . . Canal (Canaletto), 1750.
D. Empire Chair. Benjamin Latrobe, 1808.
E. Port-en-Bessin. Georges Seurat, 1888.
F. The Fairman Rogers Four-in-Hand. Thomas Eakins, 1899.
G. Dining Chair. Frank Lloyd Wright, 1903.
H. The Dream. Max Beckmann, 1921.
I. Composition of Red and White. Piet Mondrian, 1938-42.
J. Plate. Maria Martinez, 1943-56.
K. White Lily. Alexander Calder, 1944-45.
L. New Continent. Louise Nevelson, 1962.
M. The Intimacy of Water. Romare Bearden, 1973.
N. Goldfish Bowl II. Roy Lichtenstein, 1978.
O. Burning Rods. Anselm Kiefer, 1984-87.
P. Charm of Subsistence. Martin Puryear, 1989.
Q. Tanabata (Star Festival). Kayama Matazó, 1968. (Text Only)
R. Untitled. Alan Saret, 1974. (Text Only)



Breakthroughs in American Jazz


I. Fundamentals of Jazz 20%
A. Terms
B. Genres
C. Instrumentation


II. Artists, Backgrounds, and Selected Works 80%
A. Louis Armstrong, "St. James Infirmary"
B. Jelly Roll Morton; James P. Johnson; Fats Waller, "Carolina Shout"(Waller)
C. Duke Ellington, "Take the 'A' Train"
D. Benny Goodman, "Body and Soul"
E. Count Basie, "Jumpin' at the Woodside"
F. Ella Fitzgerald; Billie Holiday, "Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)"(Holiday)
G. Dizzy Gillespie, "Night in Tunisia"
H. Thelonious Monk, "'Round Midnight"
I. Miles Davis, "My Funny Valentine"
J. Ornette Coleman, "Lonely Woman"
K. Art Blakey; Horace Silver; "Once in a While" (Blakey)
L. Charles Mingus, "Eat That Chicken"
M. Charlie Parker, "Ko Ko"
N. John Coltrane, "Giant Steps"

Super Quiz
Sustainable Earth


I. Overview: Environmental Trends 2%

II. Earth Systems 23%

A. Atmosphere

B. Biosphere

C. Hydrologic Cycle

D. Energy Options

III. History/Philosophy of the Environmental Movement 17%

A. Key Figures

B. International Policy Efforts

IV. Critical Regions of the World 5%

V. Contemporary Challenges 33%

A. Human Populations

B. Biological Diversity

C. Deforestation

D. Air Pollution

E. Oceans

F. The Atmosphere

G. Municipal and Industrial Waste

VI. Looking Forward 20%
A. The Future of Human Populations
B. Global Scenarios


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