Biology and Geology Disciplinary Focus

Two new options for the five-course disciplinary focus: Biology and Geology.

Biology focus within the I.S. major plan:

As of June 2010, a five-course Biology disciplinary focus is available within the I.S. major plan. These five courses must include either (and preferably both) 270 and 285. The others may be selected from 115, 116, 346, 357 (if students focus their assignments on global or transnational health), 473 (with the same proviso), 476 (when transnational in focus), 482, 487 (when transnational in focus), Mathematics 108 (when focused on epidemiology), one expressly transnational Biology internship, appropriate Biology topics or research courses as they emerge, and (ideally) one or more courses from study abroad. Careful planning is important for students with this disciplinary focus. This option can be tailored to meet the requirements for a Biology minor, and can synergize well with a Biology major.

Geology focus within the I.S. major plan:

As of June 2010, a Geology disciplinary focus is available within the I.S. major plan. This focus consists of five Geology courses as follows: 160 and/or 165; maximum three 100-level courses which cannot include 101, 102, or 103; at least one of 260, 303 or an expressly transnationally relevant upper-level Geology topics course. Appropriate independents and credit-bearing international field excursions may be included. Geology coursework taken from study abroad is especially encouraged. Please note that this sequence satisfies the requirements for a Geology minor, and can synergize well with a Geology major.