Tools of the Trade Course
We are committed to educating our students in the fundamentals of science and math.
Tools of the Trade is a two-week summer intensive course in science and math skills for incoming and continuing students. It is designed to provide an essential foundation for students to optimally benefit from International Environmental Policy core course IEPG 8512 Quantitative Analysis for Environmental Science and the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies gateway course NPTG 8559 WMD Science and Technology, as well as other courses in both programs requiring math and science skills.
We strongly recommend this course for students with limited backgrounds in chemistry, physics and math, enrolled in the following degree programs:
Dates & Times: Friday August 9th to Tuesday August 13th; Friday August 23rd to Sunday August 25th
Aug. 9 9:00 – 3:00 pm Room TBA
Aug. 10 – Aug. 13 9:00 – 3:00 Morse B105
Aug. 23 – Aug. 25 9:00 - 3:00 Morse B105
Professor: Mark Bishop
Students will receive additional instructions from the professor on how to access WebAssign, an online course management tool, including access to the course text. There is a $40 charge for WebAssign.
If you are a continuing student, please sign up for the course via Banner Web during the Summer and Fall semester registration period.
An Introduction to Chemistry – Atoms First by Mark Bishop
Students may purchase the book directly from the professor at a discount.
Please plan to complete assigned readings before the beginning of the first class session. Additional reading materials will be available via WebAssign.