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Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science

This course will introduce students to multiple scientific disciplinary perspectives in the context of exciting discoveries in science and their subsequent impacts on society. The course will have multiple modules taught by different faculty members from at least three different science and math departments. Each module will examine a disciplinary approach to hypotheses, data collection, and interpretation so students can better understand, and even experience, the discovery process. Faculty members will coordinate transitions between these modules as well as assessment across modules, and students will compare and contrast the disciplinary approaches to gain a more sophisticated understanding of how science is conducted in different fields. The course will also emphasize the relevance of the discoveries to students' lives.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Science and Mathematics 1 course

Spring Semester information

Marion McInnes

EXPB: EXP:Application Essay Workshop

EXP:Application Essay Workshop

This workshop is open to students from all classes who would like to learn how to write personal statements, cover letters, proposals for travel and study abroad, and other essays typically required for nationally competitive scholarships and awards. Each week, students will write short essays in answer to an application prompt (E.g., "Describe an experience or activity that strengthened your commitment to a particular major or career path.") Students will workshop essay drafts in class, revise these drafts, practice interview skills, and work one-on-one with consultants in the W and S Centers. The final product for the class will be a portfolio of well-revised application essays, including a strong personal statement and an equally strong study, travel, or research proposal.


R. Martoglio

EXPC: EXP:Quantitative Reasoning in Current Events

EXP:Quantitative Reasoning in Current Events

This course will focus on the examination and analysis of several current events from quantitative and problem solving perspectives. Students will use a variety of mathematical skills including statistics, dimensional analysis, algebra, finance, probability and risk analysis to investigate and discuss topics ranging from environmental pollution to professional athletics.


Christopher Wells

EXPD: EXP:Student Activism:History, Techniques, and Practice

EXP:Student Activism:History, Techniques, and Practice

This course offers an introduction to student activism on American college campuses. The course will offer a survey of the history of significant student activism efforts in the 20th century, and a review of the current landscape. Students will also learn about how universities work, including governance, financing, recruitment, aid leveraging, and employment practices, and will be offered a framework for connecting this understanding of the higher education industry with activism techniques and practices. Readings will also encourage students to connect what they learn about student activism with community organizing and other forms of active and engaged citizenship outside of academia.


Fall Semester information

Michael Roberts

EXPA: EXP:Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science

EXP:Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science

This course will introduce students to multiple scientific disciplinary perspectives in the context of exciting discoveries in science and their subsequent impacts on society. The course will have multiple modules taught by different faculty members from at least three different science and math departments. Each module will examine a disciplinary approach to hypotheses, data collection, and interpretation so students can better understand--and even experience--the discovery process. Faculty members will coordinate transitions between these modules as well as assessment across modules, and students will compare and contrast the disciplinary approaches to gain a more sophisticated understanding of how science is conducted in different fields. The course will also emphasize the relevance of the discoveries to students' lives.


Michael Roberts

EXPB: EXP:Discovery Process and Paradigm Shifts in Science