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THINK is taught by faculty from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Students are enrolled in one course as a UNR student to receive college credit for completed courses. In many cases, these credits may be transferable at the high school or college level. These courses are offered exclusively to THINK students.

How It Works:

• Students are enrolled in ONE of the following 3 or 4 credit course options; classes with 4 credits include a laboratory portion.

• Course preferences are ranked in the application and enrollment is first-come, first-served.

• Please see prerequisite information for each course to determine your eligibility.

Anthropology 102 & 110L - Introduction to Physical Anthropology & Laboratory

4 credits: Biological and evolutionary origins of humans, with consideration of population genetics, living primates, fossil records and human variation. Practical experience in physical anthropology - mechanisms of inheritance, osteology & forensic science, comparative anatomy & human evolution, human growth & aging, aspects of modern human variability.

Associate Professor: Marin Pilloud, Ph.D.

Prerequisites: none

History 208 - World History I

3 credits: Examination of earliest civilizations of Asia, North Africa, the Americas and Europe from the development of settled agricultural communities until 1500 CE.

Associate Professor: Edward Schoolman, Ph.D.

Prerequisites: none

Chemistry 121A & 121L - General Chemistry I & Laboratory

4 credits: Fundamentals of chemistry including reaction stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, states of matter, and thermochemistry. Laboratory experiments to accompany CHEM 121A.

Instructor: Elizabeth Walenta, M.S.

Prerequisites: Completion of Precalculus by May 15; students are also strongly recommended to have some general high school chemistry experience

Geography 121 - Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts

4 credits: Past, present and likely future climate. Impacts on the landscape, especially water resources, species distributions, and wildfires. Laboratory experiences on climate data and models.

Assistant Professor: Jia Feng, Ph.D.

Prerequisites: none

Math 176 - Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences

3 credits: Fundamental ideas of analytic geometry and calculus, plane coordinates, graphs, functions, limits, derivatives, integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus, rates, extrema and applications thereof.

Instructor: Darren Ripley, Ph.D.

Prerequisites: Completion of Algebra II by May 15

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