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The Core Curriculum

Frontiers of Science

Prof. Emlyn Willard Hughes (Fall)
Co-Chair of Frontiers of Science
718 Pupin (212) 854-0796

Don Melnick (Spring)
Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Co-Chair of Frontiers of Science
11th Floor Schermerhorn Ext; (212) 854-8186

Frontiers of Science Bulletin

Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum to change the way students think about questions of science and about the world around them.  On Mondays throughout the semester, four of Columbia’s leading scientists present a mini-series of three lectures each. During the rest of the week, senior faculty and Columbia post-doctoral science fellows (research scientists selected for their teaching abilities) lead seminars to discuss the lecture and its associated readings, plan and conduct experiments, and debate the implications of the most recent scientific discoveries. Together with two additional science courses in any natural science department, Frontiers of Science satisfies the science requirement for Columbia College.

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