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Laurie Joy Anderson
B CUSP 107
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core I: Individuals and Society

Through collaborative and interdisciplinary learning, students develop a knowledge base, skills, habits of inquiry, and imaginative vision. Focuses on individuals, society. Offered: A.

Class description

This course, along with BCUSP107, fulfills a composition requirement, while exploring important discoveries in physics through explorations in history, basic mathematics, and writing. You will examine seven big topics in science: the Copernican Revolution, Newtonian Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Einsteinís Special Relativity, the Uncertainty Principle, Quantum Mechanics, and the Big Bang.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

As a team-taught course, you will have instruction in both composition and science topics during the lecture times. Class time will also be spent with personal exploration of the lecture topic in established groups, on short field trips around campus, or in personal reflection writing short, small essays.

Recommended preparation

Basic mathematics needed, higher math requirements will be covered as needed in class.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include in-class assignments and major projects associated with each major science discovery topic. Assignments will be done individually or in groups/pairs.

Final Grade based on class participation, projects, quizzes, and open note, essay final.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Laurie Joy Anderson
Date: 07/13/2009