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Preceptorials Linked to the Honors LLC 2014-2015

BIOL 190H: Introduction to Evolution, Genetics and Ecology CHEM 151H: General Chemistry
ECON 101H: Principles of Microeconomics ENGR 101H: Introduction to Engineering
HIST: 116H: War and Peace in the Modern World HIST 116H: The Vietnam War
POLS 100H: Introduction to Political Science PSYC 101: Introductory Psychology

BIOL 190H: Introduction to Evolution (Section 1)

Preceptor: Dr. Michael Mayer
Credit: LIFE Science Core / 4 UNITS

This one-semester foundation course for Biology majors provides an introduction to the mechanisms of inheritance, evolution, and ecology. Three hours of lecture weekly. No prerequisite (every semester).

BIOL 190H: Introduction to Evolution (Section 2)

Preceptor: dr. geoffrey morse
Credit: LIFE Science Core / 4 UNITS

This one-semester foundation course for Biology majors provides an introduction to the mechanisms of inheritance, evolution, and ecology. Three hours of lecture weekly. No prerequisite (every semester).

CHEM 151H: General Chemistry

Preceptor: Dr. Lauren Benz
Credit: Physical Science Core / 4 UNITS

The goal of this lecture course is to introduce the fundamental principles of chemistry and emphasize connections between chemistry and the other sciences, the role of chemical phenomena in the “real world,” and the relationship of chemistry to the concerns of the individual and society.  The course will provide an ideal introduction for those students anticipating majors in the natural sciences.  This course is the first of a two-semester sequence. 

ECON 101H: Principles of Microeconomics

Preceptor: Dr. STEPHEN CONROY
Credit: Social Science Core / 4 UNITS

An introduction to consumer behavior and the theory of the firm. Topics include the demand behavior of households, the supply behavior of business firms, production and cost, and an introduction to market structure from competition to monopoly. The goal of the course is to develop and use an economic model as a framework for interpreting real world events. Key topics will be illustrated using classroom experiments and simulations. This preceptorial is ideal for students interested in majoring or minoring in Economics, Business Administration, or Accounting.

ENGR 101H: Introduction to Engineering

Preceptor: Dr. Frank Jacobitz
Credit: Elective / 4 UNITS

Introduction to the field of engineering. Exploration of problem solving in lecture and laboratory projects in different engineering disciplines. Introduction to engineering software tools. Intended for majors in engineering or those exploring careers in engineering. Four hours lecture-recitation-laboratory weekly. Concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 115 or 150 required.

HIST 116H: The Vietnam War

Preceptor: dr. Katherine statler
credit: humanities core/ 4 units

The Vietnam War remains the defining moment for in 20th century U.S. History for many Americans today. Introduce the subject, and the conversation immediately becomes heated. To understand why this is so, we will spend much of our time assessing the origins, course, and consequences of the Vietnam War, debating its costs--physical, environmental, and economic--and its legacy. We will also place the Vietnam War in a global perspective, examining the role many countries played in Vietnam's history and the entwined events of decolonization and Cold War fears that collided in Vietnam. Finally, we will analyze the long (and ongoing) process of peace and reconciliation between the United States and Vietnam.

HIST 116H: War and Peace in the Modern World

Preceptor: Dr. James Gump
Credit: Humanities Core / 4 UNITS

The ending of the Cold War seemed to promise a new world order characterized by respect for human rights, principles of democracy, and the rule of law. Instead, the twenty-first century continues to be plagued by global conflict and burdened by spasms of terrorism, radical nationalism, ethnic cleansing, a growing gap between rich and poor, and the proliferation of nuclear and biological weapons. Where did these problems arise and why have they not gone away? Furthermore, how have societies gone about managing conflict and sustaining peace over the past two hundred years or so? This preceptorial will assist students in gaining historical perspective on these questions by exploring the underlying causes of war, revolution, terrorism, and genocide in modern world history.

POLS 100H: Introduction to Political Science

Preceptor: Dr. Del Dickson
Credit: Social Science Core / 4 UNITS

This course will present an overview of political science, including the basic theories, concepts, and approaches of the discipline. We will try to answer two of the most enduring, fundamental, questions of politics: who rules, and why? To do this, we will read a variety of classic political works, from Plato to Hannah Arendt, and use these primary sources to explore different ways in which power is organized, including authoritarianism, democracy, anarchy, and libertarianism. We will then look at theories of political change, especially revolution and conservatism, before concluding the course by discussing some of the interesting connections between law and politics.

PSYC 101H: Introductory Psychology

Preceptor: Dr. Jennifer zwolinski
Credit: Social Science Core / 4 UNITS

This course provides an introduction to the field of psychology and includes the following topics: history of psychology, psychology as a science, biopsychology, development, learning, cognition, motivation, emotion, personality, social psychology, psychological disorders, and therapy.