Nancy L Kool
B CUSP 107
Through collaborative and interdisciplinary learning, students develop a knowledge base, skills, habits of inquiry, and imaginative vision. Focuses on individuals, society. Offered: A.
What is the relationship between the Black Death, Sir Isaac Newton, and a British war over Chinese opium? This course invites students to consider how calculus has contributed to shape the destiny of the globe. Born in international contention, from its first applications in more accurate weaponry, calculus has played a role in war and imperial conquest. Today it offers nations a competitive edge in the global economy – and a profound way of both understanding and predicting the challenges to sustaining the world’s 7 billion human beings. This 10-credit Discovery Core course offers first-quarter, first-year UWB students the opportunity to simultaneously study calculus (B CUSP 124) and earn writing (W) credits. Students will also gain valuable practice in the forms of college writing; all writing assignments will be focused on calculus, its history, and its applications.
Student learning goals
Writing and communication.
General method of instruction
Student discussions, group activities, and presentations.
Class assignments and grading