Fall 2022 Course Offerings

Exploring Biology – INTEGSCI 100

A first-year course focused on the core concepts in biology (evolution; transformation of energy and matter; information exchange and storage; structure and function; systems biology), professions in biology, and the foundational skills and knowledge needed for successful academic and post-graduate careers in biology.

Schedule Fall 2022:

  • Mon. 2:25 – 4:20 p.m. (designated FIG section)
  • –OR–
  • Wed. 2:25 – 4:20 p.m.
| first-year undergrad, credits 2 |

BioHouse Seminar: Biology for the 21st Century – INTEGSCI 110

Focused on developing skills in cooperative learning with peers and visiting scientists; integrating information across disciplines; communicating science; careers in biology; and, illustrating how biology can help solve society’s pressing issues.

Schedule Fall 2022:

  • Tues. 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
| undergrad, credits 1 |

Exploring Service in STEM – INTEGSCI 140

A discussion-based seminar introducing first-year STEM students to the world of public service from the perspective of both the university and its community partners. Classroom activities and direct campus and off-campus experiences are included. Service opportunities include STEM outreach, sustainability, and public health. Involves approximately 1 hour per week of public service.

Schedule Fall 2022:

  • Tues. 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
| first-year undergrad, credits 1 |

 Exploring Research in STEM  – INTEGSCI 150

Offers an overview of the research process and opportunities to build skills in reading scientific literature. Understand different approaches to science and to be flexible in thinking about gathering evidence or solving problems. Supports articulation of research interests, identifying potential research mentors, and writing professional emails to secure research opportunities. Explore STEM careers and pathways that can come from engaging in research.

Schedule Fall 2022:

  • Tues. 11:00 – 12:15 p.m.
| undergrad, credits 1 |

Service with Youth in STEM – INTEGSCI 240

Teaches students about community engagement experiences, focusing on building community partnerships, understanding organizational missions and community needs, assessment of informal science outreach experiences, and issues related to scientific literacy and access to science.

Schedule Fall 2022:

Lecture

  • Tues. 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

+ Lab 

  • Thurs. 9:30 – 10:45a.m.
| undergrad, credits 2 |

Scientific Teaching for TAs – INTEGSCI 605

The goal of this course is to arm Teaching Assistants with survival skills in scientific teaching through theory, practice, and learning community. We will work together to learn the core themes of scientific teaching (active learning, assessment, and diversity) and apply them, in real time, to the courses in which the TAs are concurrently teaching. This course is open to graduate students only.

Schedule Fall 2022:

  • Thurs. 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
| grad, credits 1 |