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Science, Society, & Global Catastrophes part of Science, Society, & Global Catastrophes
Catastrophes are used to introduce students tophysics, meterology, epidemiology, the chemistry of greenhouse gases, and statistics. 60 students and five faculty on five campuses are linked by compressed video. Assignments emphasize critical thinking and writing skills, and include group projects, interpretation of data, analysis of journal articles, and mathematical and statistical modeling exercises.

Renewable Environment: Transforming Urban Neighborhoods part of Renewable Environment: Transforming Urban Neighborhoods
Steven Bachofer and Phylis Cancilla Martinelli, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California Abstract This SENCER model uses the complex civic problem of reclaiming a Superfund site in an urban area (an abandoned ...

The Chemistry of Daily Life: Malnutrition & Diabetes part of Chemistry of Daily Life: Malnutrition and Diabete
Who Created the Course? Matthew Fisher Associate Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry Saint Vincent College 300 Fraser Purchase Road Latrobe, PA 15650 724-805-2356 office 724-537-4554 fax ...

Ordinary Differential Equations in Real World Situations part of Ordinary Differential Equations in Real World Situations
Victor Donnay, Professor of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College This course for junior and senior math majors uses mathematics, specifically the ordinary differential equations as used in mathematical modeling, to ...

Pregnancy Outcomes in American Women part of Pregnancy Outcomes in American Women
Sean Flaherty, Department of Economics, Franklin & Marshall College Alison Kibler, Department of American Studies and Program in Women and Gender Studies, Franklin & Marshall College Kirk Miller, ...

AIDS Research: Global Understanding and Engagement (ARGUE) part of AIDS Research
Sherryl Broverman, Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Biology, Duke University In 2000 Duke University modified its general education curriculum to place a greater emphasis on "the ability to ...

Seven New Models Added to SENCER Digital Library part of Newsletter Articles
The most recent additions to the SENCER Digital Library are the seven courses and programs selected to be part of the SENCER Model Series during the summer of 2008. The diverse group of resources includes international collaborations, single courses, and course clusters, and focuses on issues such as sleep, HIV/AIDS, food, and pregnancy.

Chance part of Chance
Nagambal Shah, Professor of Mathematics, Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia Abstract Chance is a course designed to teach fundamental ideas of statistics and probability through real-world problems that affect ...

Energy and the Environment part of Energy and the Environment
Trace Jordan, Assistant Director for Foundations of Scientific Inquiry in the Morse Academic Plan, New York University, New York, NY. Energy and the Environment is a course offering within the large-scale ...

Forensic Investigation: Seeking Justice Through Science part of Forensic Investigation: Seeking Justice Through Science
Gregory Miller, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon. In recent years, dozens of individuals have been exonerated of capital crimes and released from life imprisonment, and ...

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