Sciences

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Courses tagged with "Sciences"

Ancient Greek History

This is an introductory course in Greek history tracing the development of Greek civilization as manifested in political, intellectual, and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period. Students read original sources in translation as well as the works of modern scholars.

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Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems

The major objective of this course is for the students to gain an understanding of the structure and function of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems through lectures, laboratory exercises, patient presentation and small group conferences.

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Elliptic Curves

This is a graduate level mathematics course whose purpose is to prove Mazur's theorem. Mazur's theorem is a well-known and important result, however it is not often taught in classroom settings. The course is divided into three parts: elliptic curves and abelian varieties, moduli of elliptic curves, and proof of Mazur’s theorem.

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Food & Nutrition

This course encompasses the study of eating as it affects the health and well-being of every human. Topics include taste preferences, food aversions, the regulation of hunger and satiety, food as comfort and friendship, eating as social ritual, and social norms of blame for food problems. 

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Fundamentals of Physics

This course provides a thorough introduction to the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and quantitative reasoning. This course covers Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, and waves.

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Introduction to Psychology

This course is a survey of the scientific study of human nature, including how the mind works, and how the brain supports the mind. Topics include the mental and neural bases of perception, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, child development, personality, psychopathology, and social interaction. Students will consider how such knowledge relates to debates about nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self, and society.

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Oceanology: Coral Reefs

The Oceans Garden: Coral Reefs (DC)

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals. Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups.

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Organic Chemistry

This introductory course is focused on current theories of structure and mechanism in organic chemistry, their historical development, and their basis in experimental observation. The course is open to freshmen with excellent preparation in chemistry and physics, and it aims to develop both taste for original science and intellectual skills necessary for creative research.

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Statistics for Applications

This course offers an in-depth the theoretical foundations for statistical methods that are useful in many applications. The goal is to understand the role of mathematics in the research and development of efficient statistical methods.

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The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change

This course explores the physical processes that control Earth’s atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Quantitative methods for constructing mass and energy budgets. Topics include clouds, rain, severe storms, regional climate, the ozone layer, air pollution, ocean currents and productivity, the seasons, El Niño, the history of Earth’s climate, global warming, energy, and water resources.

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