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New Courses and Program Notes


The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is excited to announce that our introductory course, CSC 103, will now use the Python Programming Language.

  • Python is a language in high demand in disciplines ranging from business to biology to the digital humanities, and CSC 103 will teach you how to use it. 
  • If you’ve ever wanted to be able to unlock the full power of what a computer can do, from data analytics to artificial intelligence to make your own games, then this course is for you.
  • CSC 103 is a fully self-contained course that requires no previous experience in computer programming. It may be used as a one-off course to learn Python or as the entry point to further study in computer science.
  • For those wanting to take their skills to the next level, the follow-up course, CSC 104 Software Development, will teach how to build large applications using the C++ programming language.



  • In addition to courses regularly scheduled each semester, there are other opportunities for the study of peoples and cultures from an anthropological perspective. Individual students who would like to take any of the courses listed below, by arrangement and through acceptance of the responsibility entailed in the use of a directed reading format, are invited to contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Howley Hall 119, 401-865-2125.
  • APG 301               Art in Everyday Life
  • APG 303               Sacred Journeys
  • APG 304               The Built Environment and Spatial Form
  • APG 325               India: Cultural Studies
  • APG 327               Himalayan Cultural Studies
  • APG 339               Faith and Healing
  • APG 360               Prehistoric Archaeology

Applied Music – Registration

  • These are private lessons taught by an instructor on a one-to-one basis. Lessons are given once a week and do not count as a fifth course. There is an additional charge of $600.00 for lessons each semester. Students must register with the Music Department during the first week of the semester to receive a lesson schedule and be assigned an instructor. Students who do not register with the Music Department during the first week of the semester cannot be guaranteed lesson space. If an instrument is unavailable at the College, the student is responsible for its rental fee. The Department cannot stow most instruments because of space constraints.

Concert Chorale and I Cantori

  • Concert Chorale is a non-auditioned mixed ensemble open to all students. Membership in I Cantori is by audition only. Students wishing to audition for I Cantori must contact the Music department during the first week of the semester to schedule an audition appointment.