Studies in Natural Sciences Courses
108 Material Science and Instrument Design
(Not offered 2012-13).
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
109 The Material World (Writing Intensive)
Natural and synthetic materials; their properties, their functions in living and engineered structures, and the environmental impacts of their use. Applications to human-powered vehicles, lasers, superconductors, medical prostheses, and other systems familiar and exotic. (Not offered 2012-13).
160 Mathematics and Geology of the Great American Desert
A two block FYE course where the central goal is to educate students about the role of mathematics and geology in understanding the development of the Western United States, both naturally and via human intervention, including what this means for our future. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World lab or field requirement. (Not offered 2012-13).
Prerequisite: High school algebra and trigonometry.
1 to 2 units