Posted Oct 4, 2004
Integrated Science - Weekly lab sessions.

In an age when many scientific discoveries result from the infusion of ideas from one discipline to another, faculty members at Princeton have created a unified science class for freshmen that breaks down barriers between fields without sacrificing depth of knowledge.

The course, offered for the first time this fall, puts Princeton at the forefront of nationwide efforts to rethink the way the sciences, particularly biology, are taught to undergraduates.

Under the leadership of David Botstein, director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, faculty from chemistry, computer science, molecular biology and physics have teamed up to create a single course: “An Integrated, Quantitative Introduction to the Natural Sciences.” The full-year, double-credit course meets five days a week and spans subjects from genetics to quantum mechanics.

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