At the THINK Summer Institute, you will take one course in the morning and one course in the afternoon. These courses are taught by faculty members of the University of Nevada, Reno. Credits earned may be transferable.
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COMPUTER SCIENCE 103: Technical Problem Solving Strategies (3 credits)
Description: Introduction and application of several strategies including elementary numerical and symbolic methods, and various programming tools to solve problems in engineering and science.
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Leverington
HISTORY 106: European Civilization (3 credits)
Description: Development of western civilization from 1648 to the present, with an emphasis on the birth of colonialism and global empires, the rise of nationalism, and Europe’s cultural and social revolutions. Some topics of note include the French Revolution and Napoleon, the creation of the British Empire, the unification of Italy and Germany, the Industrial Revolution, Socialism and Communism, and the First and Second World War.
Asst. Professor: Dr. Ned Schoolman
PSYCHOLOGY 101: General Psychology (3 credits)
Description: Presents psychology as a science concerned with the actions of organisms in a social and cultural context.
Assoc. Professor: Dr. Monica Miller
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MATHEMATICS 176: Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (3 credits)
Description: Fundamental ideas of analytic geometry and calculus, plane coordinates, graphs, functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, rates, extrema and applications thereof.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on SAT (610 on Math section), ACT (27 on Math section) AND must have completed Algebra II or equivalent. Must submit copy of school transcript showing completion of Algebra II or equivalent.
Instructor: Darren Ripley
BIOLOGY 105: Introduction to Neuroscience (3 credits)
Description: An introduction to neuroscience and the role and impact of neural disease on society. Topics will range from the electrical basis of brain function to higher-order cognitive processes and neurodegenerative diseases.
Lecturer: Dr. Nina Manesh
GEOGRAPHY 106: Introduction to Cultural Geography (3 credits)
Description: Systematic consideration of the spatial aspects of human culture. Major theses: spatial history and morphology, society-land relations and political/economic development.
Lecturer: Chris Ryan
"I especially enjoyed the fact that the courses were challenging -- that fact alone helped me see more potential in myself."
- Past THINKER