Topics in Science

Fall 2020
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
12 Credits per quarter
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This remote program will provide you an opportunity to improve your writing, academic reading, mathematics, library research skills, and help you navigate Evergreen.  All of these things will be accomplished through an exploration of  multiple topics in science.  We will learn about some of the science behind each topic and delve deeper into how science connects to both issues in society, and issues of social justice.  In addition, students will bet hands-on experience in food chemistry.

Many of our topics will be viewed as questions to explore. Examples of possible topics include: Why is it so hard to view polar bears with thermal imaging cameras? What is the chemistry involved in making Mozzarella?

No science background is needed to participate in this program. Students can expect to participate in lectures, workshops, and seminar with both synchronous and asynchronous work.


Books:
An Enemy of the People by Arthur Miller, adapted from a  play by Henrik Ibsen (0-14-148140-0)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (978-1-4000-5218-9)

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (978-0-316-01793-0)

Anticipated Credits:

4 Topics in Science
4 Mathematical Reasoning
4 Communication: Written & Oral

Registration

Prerequisites

none

Fall 2020 Registration

Signature Required

This program is not intended to be generally advertised prior to the start of fall quarter.   This program provides the opportunity for students to earn 12 credits with a program that begins week three.   The goal is to provide a place for students who determine that their initial program was not a good fit. Students can obtain permission by contacting Rebecca Sunderman, faculty advisor. 

Course Reference Numbers

Sr (12): 10120
Jr (12): 10121
So (12): 10122
Fr (12): 10123

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, health care, mathematics

Credits
12
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$35 for supply kit 

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
Schedule Evergreen link
see Schedule Evergreen for detailed schedule

First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia