Science & Math Winter 2021

HC 241H: The Necessity for New Numbers

Professor: Chris Sinclair

4.00 credits

• CRN 26170: Monday & Wednesday, 1415-1545 @ REMOTE

The counting, or natural, numbers seem pretty fundamental to the nature of the universe. Read more


HC 241H: Mathematics of Choice

Professor: Shabnam Akhtari

4.00 credits

• CRN 26171: Tuesday & Thursday, 1615-1745 @ REMOTE

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


HC 241H: Plants and Society

Professor: Tobias Policha

4.00 credits

• CRN 26172: Monday & Wednesday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE

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


HC 241H: Data Science: Surviving in a Sea of Data

Professor: Joe Sventek

4.00 credits

• CRN 26173: Monday & Wednesday, 0815-0945 @ REMOTE

Data Science is about drawing useful conclusions from large and diverse data sets through exploration, prediction, and inference. Exploration involved identifying patterns in information. Read more


HC 241H: Science of Climate Change

Professor: Jeffrey Cina

4.00 credits

• CRN 26174: Wednesday & Friday, 0815-0945 @ REMOTE

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


HC 241H: Nature of Sound

Professor: Lisa Munger

4.00 credits

• CRN 26175: Monday & Wednesday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE

• CRN 26176: Monday & Wednesday, 1415 &1545 @ REMOTE

Sound is an essential component of natural habitats, and it is critical to the survival of many organisms. Read more


HC 241H: The Making and Unmaking of Scientific Theories; a History of Science

Professor: Amy Connolly

4.00 credits

• CRN 26177: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ REMOTE

You are confident that the sun sets when the earth rotates (even though the sun appears to revolve around us); you can be sure you have a bacterial or viral infection when you are sick (even though they are invisible to the naked eye); and you know that you have evolved over millions of years (even though you were not around to witness it). Explanations of the natural world are not necessarily intuitive and are frequently hidden from plain sight. So how did we arrive at these conclusions? Read more


HC 241H: Knowing and Saving our Relatives: Primate Ecology and Conservation

Professor: Lawrence Ulibarri

4.00 credits

• CRN 26179: Monday & Wednesday, 1215-1345 @ REMOTE

Primates are our closest relatives, and many are on the edge of extinction. Conserving primates and their habitats requires an understanding of their ecology. Read more