Selecting Courses

For the coming year here are the course offerings: note that not all courses are offered every semester nor every year, and we have indicated the course rotations ( spring or fall semester, or alternative years,and indication of which components of the major it satisfies).

We also have a partnership  with Cooper Union for students with very strong math and science skills; note that their schedule is very different from ours, their courses are for engineers and often have math prereqs. See this Link for the course schedule, and this one for the course listing and description and set up an appt with a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Science Program to get advised.

  • Fall 2016

    • LMTH 2040 Calc I  T/R 12pm (every semester/elective or math)
    • LMTH 2030 Statistics SPSS (every semester multiples sections/math)
    • LMTH 2014 QR II (every semester multiples sections/elective)
    • LMTH 2101 Mathematics of Game Theory M/W 1:50  (alternate years/elective)
    • LMTH 3006 Math Tools for Natural and Social Sciences M/W 3:50  (every fall/ elective or math)
    • LSCI 2037 Foundations in Physics M/W 10 (every fall possibly spring/ foundations)
    • UENV 2400 Urban Ecology T/R 10 (every fall possibly spring/ foundations)
    • LSCI 3020 Methods of Scientific Inquiry  M/W 1:50 (alternate years/ required)
    • LSCI 2500 Chemistry of the Environment M/W 10:00 (every fall/ required/ also counts towards Environmental Studies major)
    • LSCI 2600 Climate and Society: Impacts and Responses  M/W 11:55 (every fall/ elective/ also counts towards Global and Urban Studies Majors)
    • LSCI 2300 Intro to Urban Environmental Health  T/R 11:55am (every fall/ elective/ also counts towards Global and Urban Studies Majors)
    • LSCI 3400 Genomes/Populations/Identities T/R 1:50 (alternate years/ intermediate)
    • LSCI 4506  Global Climate Change and Health: Risks and Responses (cancelled for fall 2016/ elective will be replaced with a course in the spring)
  • Spring 2017

    • LMTH 2050Math Models in Nature  (every spring/ required/ also counts towards Environmental Studies major)
    • LMTH 2040 Calc I  T/R 12pm (every semester/elective or math)
    • LMTH2045 Calc II (every spring/ math)
    • LMTH 2014 QR II (every semester multiples sections/elective)
    • LMTH 2030 Statistics SPSS (every semester multiples sections/math)
    • LMTH 2104  Visualizing Patterns and Space (alternate years/elective)
    • LSCI 2310 Intro to Epidemiology (every spring/foundations)
    • LSCI 2601 Towards Climate Justice (every spring / elective)
    • LSCI 2700  Energy and Sustainability (every spring/required/ also counts towards the Environmental Studies Major)
    • LSCI 2040 Genes Environment & Behavior (every spring/ required/also counts towards the Environmental Studies Major, Psychology major, and Gender Studies minor)
    • UENV  3450 Urban Ecology Lab (every spring but not 2018/ lab or intermediate)/ also counts towards the Environmental Studies Major)
    • LSCI 4XXX Nanotech or TBD (alternate years/ advanced) 
  • Courses not offered this coming year, but in following years

    • LMTH 2XXX Ethnomathematics
    • LMTH 2105 Making Math and Art
    • LSCI 2XXX Light and Color
    • LSCI 3XXX Biodiversity Achieved Lab (not until Spring 2018) (as lab or intermediate)
    • LSCI 3XXX Water Quality Lab (probably spring 2018) 
    • ULEC 2XXX Immortality and Immorality: Stem Cells and Social Justice

Courses In Related Programs That Connect to Science and Math

Majors and minors are encouraged to supplement the required curriculum with courses from other areas of study. Below are courses offered by other departments and divisions that incorporate science, math, and technology in the context of culture, social justice, history, and sustainability. Courses numbered 4500 are open to undergraduate juniors and seniors. Courses numbered 5000 or higher are graduate-level and require permission of the instructor. Courses that have been popular in the past include the following:

PSAM 5860A Currents: Data Structures
PUDM 2700 Information Visualization (permission)
LANT 3041 Ape Cultures and Human Nature
LANT 6141 Apes and Anthropologists
NANT 3520 Media Health Culture and Social Change
LLSJ 3505 Visualizing Data
LPSY 2042 Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology
LPSY 2772 Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health
NPSY 3843 Health Psychology
LEDU 3961 HealthClass 2.0 Practicum
UENV 3425 Student Environmental Activism Seminar Practicum
UENV 4703 Social Justice and the Food System
UENV 3200 Spatial Thinking with GIS
UGLB 3716 Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice
LECO 2029 Economics of Disasters
LHIS 2221 Power and Biology: The Global South and the History of Science
LHIS 3027 From the Plague to AIDS and Beyond: Global Histories of Disease
GANT 6125 Anthropology of Bioethics and Biomedicine
NEPS 5001 Climate Change and Cities
NEPS 5006 Principles of Environmental Science (seniors only)

Courses in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Design)

These courses are open to all students and can be found across many departments. Courses that have been popular in the past include the following:

LNGC 1XXX Biology, Art, and Social Justice
LINA 2040 The Art of Information
PSAM 5960 Bioart Studio
PSCE 3030 Color and Light
LMTH 2104 Visualizing Patterns and Space
LSCI 2031 Light and Color
LSCI 3045 Imaging Life
PUDM 2700 Information Visualization
LMTH 2105 Making Math and Art
LINA 3040 Arts and Neuroscience
PSCE 5003 Topic: Sustainable Design
PSCE 5035 Topic: Water
PGTE 5598 Data Visualization

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