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Arnold S Berger
B CUSP 116
Bothell Campus

Discovery Core II: The Natural World

Addresses an important social issue through an interdisciplinary perspective; builds creative and critical skills of writing, analysis, and quantitative reasoning; and explores, through scientific methods, one aspect of the natural world. Offered: W.

Class description

This course is about the materials that shape the world around us and the way that society is influenced by these materials. We will examine both the societal impacts and the underlying science that explains why the materials behave the in the way that they do.

As noted in the introduction to your textbook, Understanding the history of materials means understanding the history of mankind and civilization.

Student learning goals

Students will learn the fundamental principals that govern the behavior of materials

Students will reinforce their knowledge of basic algebraic and trigonometric methods solving real-world problems

Students will gain an understanding of the role of engineering materials in shaping the world.

General method of instruction

Course material will be delivered by the following methods: o Lecture o Multimedia o Lab exercises o Student-led discussions and exercises

Recommended preparation

Successful completion of the following High School courses are necessary: o Algebra o Trigonometry o Geometry o Chemistry o Physics is desirable but not necessary

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will consists of the following elements: o Problem sets o Reading o Project research

See the course web site for a complete description of the grading criteria.


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Arnold S Berger
Date: 10/17/2008