Strand #2: Biology Scholars (invitation only)

GUR Strands consist of 2-3 existing GUR courses that can be linked in successive quarters so that freshmen take them as a cohort, building skills and knowledge throughout the year. The purpose of the Strands is two-fold. First, Strands provide a recommended year-long schedule of three classes which enhance and deepen student achievement of the GUR competencies within Western’s liberal arts core curriculum. Second, Strands improve the first-year experience through the coordination of curricula and the creation of a year-long cohort “learning community.”




Courses

Class
 Instructor 
 Days 
 Time 
 Credits 
 GUR 
 Quarter 
Chemistry 123
with Lab
Elizabeth Raymond
MWF
T
8:00-8:50
2:00-4:50 pm
4
LSCI 
Spring 
Chemistry 121
with Lab
Margaret Scheuerman
MTWF
T
8:00-8:50
2:00-4:50 pm
5
LSCI 
Fall 
Chemistry 122
with Lab
Genette McGrew
MTWF
T
8:00-8:50
2:00-4:50 pm
5
LSCI 
Spring 
Biology 204
with Lab
Carrie Schwarz
MWF
T
11:30-12:50
2:00-4:50 pm
4
LSCI 
Spring 

Total Credits:

18
   

Course Descriptions for Biology Scholars

  • Biology 204 with Lab, Intro to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity, (Carrie Schwarz) 4cr, LSCI, CRN: 21215
    Introduction to evolutionary and ecological processes involved in the generation of our planet’s biodiversity, including review of patterns and processes that influence the origin, evolution, distribution, and abundance of living things. Includes lab.
  • Chemistry 121 with Lab, General Chemistry I w/lab, (Margaret Scheuerman) 5cr, LSCI, CRN: 40089
    Stoichiometry atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, solutions, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry. Lab included.
  • Chemistry 122 with Lab, General Chemistry II w/lab, (Genette McGrew) 5cr, LSCI, CRN: 10194
    Stoichiometry atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, solutions, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry. Lab included.
  • Chemistry 123 with Lab, General Chemistry III w/lab, (Elizabeth Raymond) 4cr, LSCI, CRN: 20066
    Stoichiometry atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, solutions, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry. Lab included.

To see descriptions of other courses, see the University Catalog on which you may search for course information using the "binoculars" icon in the PDF viewer (Acrobat Reader).

Page Updated 04.18.2012