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Spring 2017-2018
* ISC 234 / CHM 234 / COS 234 / MOL 234 / PHY 234   No Pass/D/Fail

An Integrated, Quantitative Introduction to the Natural Sciences II

Joshua D. Rabinowitz
Joshua W. Shaevitz
Olga G. Troyanskaya
Martin Helmut Wühr


An integrated, mathematically and computationally sophisticated introduction to physics and chemistry, drawing on examples from biological systems. This year long, four course sequence is a multi-disciplinary course taught across multiple departments with the following faculty: C. Callan, J. Shaevitz (PHY); H. Yang (CHM); O. Troyanskaya (COS); P. Andolfatto (EEB); E. Wieschaus (MOL); B. Bratton, J. Gadd, A. Mayer, Q. Wang (LSI). Five hours of lecture, one three-hour lab, one three-hour precept, one required evening problem session.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading, problem sets and lab reports totaling 10-15 hours each week will be assigned. See instructors for required reading and texts.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Other Exam - 20%
Lab Reports - 30%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Open to First Year Undergraduates and Sophomores Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Familiarity with calculus at the level of MAT 103/104 or Advanced Placement Calculus BC, solid high school physics and chemistry courses. Students must have completed ISC/CHM/COS/MOL/PHY 231 and 232 in the Fall..

Other information:
Alternative to the combination of PHY 103/104, CHM 201/202, COS126, and MOL214. Students must enroll in both 233 and 234 in Spring. Students must sign up for both an experimental lab (233) and a precept (234) each week. Students must also sign up for the Wednesday evening problem session (233 Class).


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42042 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am T Th   Carl C. Icahn Laboratory   101   Enrolled:18 Limit:20
42044 B01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Carl C. Icahn Laboratory   200   Enrolled:18 Limit:20