Classic Track







Honors Social Science Core

Offered as Social Sciences H1G, H1F, H1E

This course is team-taught by professors from the Schools of Social Science and Social Ecology and studies topics from an array of perspectives such as political science, economics, logic and philosophy of science, and psychology. Sample topics have included authority, (dis)obedience and human society; decisions, compromises, and their rewards and penalties; learning and memory; and exotic societies (including our own).

SOC SCI H1G, H1F, H1E. Honors: Critical Issues on the Social Sciences. 6 Units Each.

Major themes, methods, and works in the social sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective. Each quarter focuses on a different topic. Weekly seminars emphasizing development of critical thinking skills and quantitative analysis through written work are integral to the course.

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Honors Science Core

Offered as Biology, Chemistry, Earth System Sciences, or Physics H90

This course is designed for non-scientists. It will give you an understanding of the role science plays in addressing socially significant problems. You will learn how to understand scientific models and to judge the content, merit, and limitations of many issues of science in the modern world.

BIO SCI H90. The Idiom and Practice of Science. 4 Units.

The importance of biological sciences in our world is discussed. Topics may include brain and behavior, health and disease, genetics and society, and conservation biology. Primary goal is to encourage students to understand better the world in which they live.

CHEM H90. The Idiom and Practice of Science. 4 Units.

A series of fundamental and applied problems in the chemical sciences are addressed. Topics may include the periodic table, electronic structure of atoms, chemical bonding, molecular structure, thermodynamics, and kinetics, with applications to energy and the environment, and/or biochemistry.

PHYSICS H90. The Idiom and Practice of Science. 4 Units.

A series of fundamental and applied scientific problems of social relevance. Possible topics include Newton’s Law, calculus, earthquake physics, and radiation.

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