Exploring Biology (Option 4)

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Exploring Biology
Lecture 1, 2:25–3:15 M; Discussion 304, 3:30–4:20 M
Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry I
Lecture 1, 12:05–12:55 MWF; Discussion 307, 12:05–12:55 TR
General Chemistry I
Lecture 6, 2:30–3:45 TR; Discussion 444, 9:55–10:45 TR; Lab 744, 5:40–8:40 W

Thinking about majoring in a bioscience field?

Explore the exciting opportunities in bioscience at UW–Madison in this FIG. In Integrated Science 100: “Exploring Biology” you will:

  • gain a broad view of the careers and opportunities that can come with a bioscience major;
  • learn skills and ways of thinking that will prepare you to succeed when you enroll in your first biology course;
  • meet new friends and mentors who share your interest in biology;
  • pick up great tips and advice on how to get the most out of being a bioscience major; and
  • gain a new perspectives on the big picture that is biology.

Join our enthusiastic instructional team for this great introduction on how to take control of your biology experience at UW! In this first year seminar, you will have the chance to work with a peer mentor: an upperclassman at UW–Madison who can share the student perspective of navigating classes and the Wisconsin Experience. You will get connected to bioscience events, opportunities, and people at UW–Madison.

Quotes from Integrated Science 100 students:

  • “The course made a large impact on what my future could possibly hold.”
  • “This course was very helpful to me as a freshman.”
  • “I learned skills which will be useful in other college courses.”
  • “I enjoyed learning about majors, extracurriculars, research, and future jobs in the scientific field.”
  • “It was a good transition from high school to college and helped me think further about my major.”

Math 171: “Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry I” — Topics in algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus are integrated with elementary differential calculus. Part of a two-semester sequence with Math 217: “Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry II”; these two courses together are equivalent to Math 114: “Algebra and Trigonometry” and Math 221: “Calculus.”

Chemistry 103: “General Chemistry I” — Introduction to stoichiometry and the mole concept; the behavior of gases, liquids, and solids; thermochemistry; electronic structure of atoms and chemical bonding; descriptive chemistry of selected elements and compounds; and intermolecular forces.