Spring 2018 Science and Math Courses

Pre-Approved Science and Math Courses

View the list of CHC pre-approved science and math courses from across the university.

Learn more about fulfilling science and math graduation requirements in the honors college.

Spring 2018 HC 207H: Ecological Thought and Practice

Professor: Gabriel Yospin

4 credits

•  CRN 32526: Tuesday & Thursday, 08:30 - 09:50 @ CHA 201
•  Required Lab: Friday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ LIB 41

Ecology is the study of organisms and their environment; it is the study of us and our oikos, our home. Our own bodies house an ecosystem of microbes that fluctuate with and influence our health. And on a large scale, environmental pollution and global climate change are products of ecological interactions. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 207H: 21st Century Science

Professor: James Schombert

4 credits

•  CRN 36787: Monday & Wednesday, 08:30 - 09:50 @ CHA 301
•  Required Lab: Friday, 09:00 - 10:50 @ WIL 13

During this last century, our description of Nature has shifted from a static Cartesian-Newtonian view of a clockwork Universe to an expanding Universe ruled by chaos and complexity. This course will explore topics in three divisions of Nature; the macroscopic world, microscopic world, and cosmology. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 209H: Natural Hazards and Disasters and their Social Impact

Professor: Ilya Bindeman and Elena Bogolyubova

4 credits

•  CRN 32528: Monday & Wednesday, 14:30 - 15:50 @ CHI 128

This course will be a crossroad between environmental and social sciences and will be co-taught by two instructors from Geological Science and International Studies. We will explore physical and geological aspects of natural disasters, such as volcanic eruption, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes and typhoons with many examples around the globe, crossing countries of different economic levels of development. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 209H: The Cryosphere: Ice’s Role in the Earth System

Professor: Dave Sutherland

4 credits

•  CRN 36287: Monday & Wednesday, 16:00 - 17:20 @ GSH 103

The general public is faced daily with images from the cryosphere, whether it is a polar bear floating on a sea ice floe, to a tidewater glacier calving off enormous chunks of ice. Yet, the science behind the headlines and gripping images is less well-explored, and certainly, less well-understood by most people. Read more