Science & Math

HC241H: Pick Your Poison

Professor: Lindsay Hinkle

4.00 credits

• CRN 21056: Monday & Wednesday, 1000-1120 @ CHA 202

• CRN 21057: Monday & Wednesday, 0830-0950 @ CHA 202

When you imagine a person preparing a poison, does an image of the Evil Queen from the film Snow White, disguised as an old witch, dunking an apple in a cauldron filled with green liquid come to mind?  Or do you picture a well-meaning pharmacist, wearing a lab coat, adding raspberry flavoring to a medicinal elixir to make it more appetizing to ingest?  Read more


HC241H: Plants and Society

Professor: Tobias Policha

4.00 credits

• CRN 21058: Monday & Wednesday, 1000-1120 @ MCK 122

Plants influence every aspect of our lives whether we realize it or not. They provide the basis of our food-webs, they provide the oxygen that we breathe, and they provide many of the materials that we build with and the fibers that we clothe ourselves with. Read more


HC241H: Atoms: Mother Nature's Legos

Professor: Rebecca Altman

4.00 credits

• CRN 21059: Monday & Wednesday, 1400-1520 @ FEN 119

This course will explore how mother nature uses atoms in the same ways we use Legos: to develop art, function, and creativity. Read more


HC241H: Unusual Oceanographic Events

Professor: Lisa Munger

4.00 credits

• CRN 21060: Monday & Wednesday, 1200-1320 @ CHA 202

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


HC241H: Mathematics of Choice

Professor: Shabnam Akhtari

4.00 credits

• CRN 21062: Tuesday & Thursday, 1400-1550 @ ANS 192

Counting lies at the heart of mathematics and combinatorics is an area primarily concerned with counting, both as a means and an end in obtaining results. Read more


HC241H: Sea Sick: Disease Ecology in the Ocean

Professor: Reyn Yoshioka

4.00 credits

• CRN 21065: Tuesday & Thursday, 1200-1320 @ MCK 348

In 2013, sea stars along the North American west coast began to melt away. As the disease outbreak unfolded, it was soon clear that this was one of largest marine wildlife epizootics recorded, affecting over a dozen species of sea stars and decimating their populations. Read more


HC241H: Science of Climate Change

Professor: Jeffrey Cina

4.00 credits

• CRN 21066: Wednesday & Friday, 0800-0950 @ FEN 119

This reading and discussion-based course will delve into the science of human-caused climate change due to the widespread combustion of fossil fuels for energy, heating, and transportation. Read more