Math & Science Review for NPTS Students
We are committed to educating our students in the fundamentals of science and math through our Tools of the Trade course.
Math and Science Review for NPTS Students is a two-week 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 the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies gateway course NPTG 8559 WMD Science and Technology, as well as other courses 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: Monday, January 6th - Friday, January 17th (9:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. , Monday - Friday)
Location: McGowan 100
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.
New students should submit the Math and Science Review Registration Form with payment to the Records Office via email, fax or in person. To pay by credit card please submit your form to the Record's Office and then call the Cashier's Office at (831) 647-6434 to provide credit card information.
If you are a continuing student, please sign up for the course via Banner Web during the Summer and Fall semester registration period.
No refunds or cancellations are permitted after Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 for this course.
*** Please note that students cannot receive additional financial aid for these costs. For futher questions in regards to this matter, please call the Financial Aid Office at (831) 647-4119.
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.