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Bioethics

Humans' capacity to alter their world at the biological level has risen to new heights in the past 50 years.

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This sequence of courses is offered fall (CHE411), winter (CHE421) and spring (CHE431). This course is designed for those students who have not had a previous full-year, laboratory-based chemistry...

This course emphasizes the practical and computational skills used to make precise measurements of astronomical phenomena with the goal of understanding the scale of the universe. Topics include:...

This sequence of courses is offered fall (BIO510), winter (BIO520) and spring (BIO530). This sequence of three courses is the equivalent of an introductory college course. Biology 510 studies...

This sequence of courses is offered fall (CHE510), winter (CHE520) and spring (CHE530). This sequence of three courses is the equivalent of an introductory college course. The sequence begins with...

This sequence of courses is offered fall (PHY510), winter (PHY520) and spring (PHY530). This three-term sequence is taken as a second year of physics. In the first term, an emphasis is placed on...

This sequence of courses is offered fall (BIO210), winter (BIO220) and spring (BIO230). Biology 210 introduces cell structure and function leading to a study of human anatomy and physiology. Basic...

This sequence of courses is offered fall (PHY210), winter (PHY220) and spring (PHY230). This course investigates the topics of Newtonian mechanics: motion, force, energy and momentum conservation...

This course is an introduction to the study of animal behavior. It explores the development, cause, evolutionary origin and function of a host of behaviors, such as sexual behavior, communication...

This course explores the chemistry, digestion and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins and minerals in the human body. The importance of adequate personal nutrition for...

Students in this course will be exposed to the process of scientific investigation through collaboration with researchers at Stanford University. The overarching goal of Dr. Kim's lab at Stanford...

Advances in technology, from the iPhone to the lithium ion battery, have revolutionized the world. But how have scientists managed to design and construct modern devices? What are the principles...

This advanced course investigates the chemical principles that underlie current environmental issues. Students will study the chemistry of the natural environment (atmosphere, soil and water) and...

Collaborative Research is a team-based research course designed with the purpose of helping students develop their understanding of scientific investigation. The team-based approach allows for...

This course will study the complex interconnected systems (e.g., lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere)of our planet Earth. Students will develop an understanding?of the basic...

This is a place-based, community ecology course which focuses on our central New England region and covers many of the major principles of ecology. It also includes learning how to identify our...

This introduction to electronics is a hands-on, project-oriented course. Students will build a variety of simple devices, including timing circuits, alarms, flashers, amplifiers and counters. By...

Evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky wrote in 1973 that, "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution," and his statement still holds true today. Students will read...

Biology 450 examines how the human body functions. The complexity of and interactions between different systems will be explored. Extensive laboratory investigations, including a mammalian...

In this course students consider human impact on the environment. Issues of human population, demography and carrying capacity will be explored in relationship to the world's food resources and...

Thermodynamics is the foundation on which the science of physical chemistry is built, and statistical thermodynamics provides the fundamental, molecular-level basis for the ideas of thermodynamics...

These courses are designed for ninth-grade students who have demonstrated unusual ability for and interest in physics. They cover material similar to that covered in Physics 220 and 230, but do so...

This introductory course emphasizes introductory observational aspects of astronomy. Topics include the relationship between the Earth and the sky, short-term and long-term cycles in the celestial...

This course considers the classical and contemporary views of the nature, transmission and function of the hereditary material. Laboratory investigations in plant and animal genetics supplement...

The relationships and interactions between marine organisms and their environment are studied in class and in the field. Field trips to estuarine and rocky intertidal habitats allow students to...

In the early 20th century, two major scientific revolutions drastically altered our understanding of nature: quantum mechanics and Einstein's theories of special and general relativity. These will...

This course examines the biochemistry of the gene in greater detail and considers the underlying principles of recombinant DNA technology. Because DNA science is experimental, much of the time...

In this advanced course, students will explore the study of carbon-containing compounds. There are more than 16 million such compounds that occur both naturally and synthetically, and many more...