Science & Math

HC 241H (formerly 207H/209H): Statistical Reasoning: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Professor: David Levin

4.00 credits

• CRN 16590: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 0800-0900 @ MCK 122

Note:  HC 241H Science courses are equivalent to HC 207H and 209H Science courses in the pre-Fall 2020 curriculum requirements and will fulfill the HC207H / HC209H requirement.  If you have already completed HC 207H or 209H, you do not need to take HC 241H in the Fall 2020 curriculum requirements.

Over the past twenty years, the explosion of computing power, coupled with the growth of networked communication and information systems, has allowed for the unprecedented collection of many types of information. Moreover, it is now possible to process this data in inexhaustibly many ways. Read more


HC 241H (formerly 207H/209H): Angels, Monsters and Machine Learning

Professor: Stephan Fickas

4.00 credits

• CRN 16591: Tuesday & Thursday, 1015-1145 @ This course will be held remotely

Note:  HC 241H Science courses are equivalent to HC 207H and 209H Science courses in the pre-Fall 2020 curriculum requirements and will fulfill the HC207H / HC209H requirement.  If you have already completed HC 207H or 209H, you do not need to take HC 241H in the Fall 2020 curriculum requirements.

We will look at how we can use data to find the angels and monsters in our midst. We will use a data-analysis tool called machine learning. Read More


HC 241H (formerly 207H/209H): Unusual Oceanographic Events

Professor: Lisa Munger

4.00 credits

• CRN 16886: Tuesday & Thursday, 1615-1745 @ MCK 122

Note: HC 241H Science courses are equivalent to HC 207H and 209H Science courses in the pre-Fall 2020 curriculum requirements and will fulfill the HC207H / HC209H requirement.  If you have already completed HC 207H or 209H, you do not need to take HC 241H in the Fall 2020 curriculum requirements.

In order to understand what is unusual, one must first understand what is “usual”. This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of oceanography and data analysis via exploration of online data sets, readings from scientific literature, short programming assignments, and other activities. Read more


HC 241H (formerly 207H/209H): Decision Making for Sustainability

Professor: Kenneth Doxsee

4.00 credits

• CRN 16887: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ This course will be held remotely

Note:  HC 241H Science courses are equivalent to HC 207H and 209H Science courses in the pre-Fall 2020 curriculum requirements and will fulfill the HC207H / HC209H requirement.  If you have already completed HC 207H or 209H, you do not need to take HC 241H in the Fall 2020 curriculum requirements.

Through a series of readings, guided discussions, and analyses of case studies, this course will provide students with the broad scientific and behavioral knowledge needed to make informed decisions and engage in thoughtful discourse about various contemporary issues in the realm of sustainability. Read More


HC 241H (formerly 207H/209H): Alchemy of the Air: Nitrogen as Global Savior and Scourge

Professor: Matthew Polizzotto

4.00 credits

• CRN 16888: Tuesday & Thursday, 1215-1345 @ GSH 132

Note:  HC 241H Science courses are equivalent to HC 207H and 209H Science courses in the pre-Fall 2020 curriculum requirements and will fulfill the HC207H / HC209H requirement.  If you have already completed HC 207H or 209H, you do not need to take HC 241H in the Fall 2020 curriculum requirements.

Figuring out how to harness usable nitrogen from air was one of the most important innovations in human history. Read More


HC 241H (formerly 207H/209H): Honors Foundations of Physics I

Professor: Ben McMorran

4.00 credits

• CRN 16889: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ ESL 112

This section of HC 241H is equivalent to PHYS 201/PHYS 251. The course will fulfill PHYS 201 requirements for all UO majors and minors. For PHYS majors and minors who receive a B or higher in the class, the course will fulfill PHYS 251 requirements. 

Note:  HC 241H Science courses are equivalent to HC 207H and 209H Science courses in the pre-Fall 2020 curriculum requirements and will fulfill the HC207H / HC209H requirement.  If you have already completed HC 207H or 209H, you do not need to take HC 241H in the Fall 2020 curriculum requirements.

In this course, we will discuss and practice introductory physics about the role of symmetry in nature and the consequence it has for conserved quantities like momentum and energy. Read More