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Science Courses

Biology

BIOL F2401 Contemporary Biology I: Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: a course in college chemistry or the written permission of either the instructor or the premedical adviser.

Recommended as the introductory biology course for science majors who have completed a year of college chemistry and premedical students. The fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/c2005/index.html

Fall 2015: BIOL F2401
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2401 001/61429 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Lawrence Chasin, Deborah Mowshowitz 3 129

BIOL W2501 Contemporary Biology Laboratory. 3 points.

Enrollment per section limited to 28. Lab Fee: $150.

Corequisites: Strongly recommended prerequisite or corequisite: BIOL C2005 or BIOL F2401.

Experiments focus on genetics and molecular biology, with an emphasis on data analysis and experimental techniques. The class also includes a study of mammalian anatomy and histology.

Fall 2015: BIOL W2501
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2501 001/75100 T 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Claire Hazen 3 28/28
BIOL 2501 002/77169 W 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Claire Hazen 3 28/28
BIOL 2501 003/70142 W 7:40pm - 11:30pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Claire Hazen 3 28/28
BIOL 2501 004/18301 Th 6:40pm - 10:30pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Claire Hazen 3 28/28
BIOL 2501 005/19782 F 1:10pm - 5:00pm
922 Schermerhorn Hall
Claire Hazen 3 28/28

BIOL F2402 Contemporary Biology II: Cell Biology, Development & Physiology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: a course in college chemistry and BIOL C2005 or F2401, or the written permission of either the instructor or the premedical adviser.

Cellular biology and development; physiology of cells and organisms. Same lectures as BIOL C2006, but recitation is optional. For a detailed description of the differences between the two courses, see the course web site or http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/ug/advice/faqs/gs.html. Website: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/biology/courses/c2006/

Chemistry

CHEM W1403 General Chemistry I (Lecture). 3.5 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, Recitation Section Required

Corequisites: MATH V1101

Preparation equivalent to one year of high school chemistry is assumed and concurrent registration in Calculus I unless students have taken AP Calculus. Students lacking such preparation should plan independent study of chemistry over the summer or take CHEM W0001 before taking CHEM W1403. Topics include stoichiometry, states of matter, nuclear properties, electronic structures of atoms, periodic properties, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, introduction to quantum mechanics and atomic theory, introduction to organic and biological chemistry, solid state and materials science, polymer science and macromolecular structures and coordination chemistry. Although CHEM W1403 and CHEM W1404 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially. The order of presentation of topics may differ from the order presented here, and from year to year. Students must ensure they register for the recitation that corresponds to the lecture section. Please check the Directory of Classes for details.

Fall 2015: CHEM W1403
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1403 001/18381 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
309 Havemeyer Hall
Gerard Parkin 3.5 113/220
CHEM 1403 002/71090 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
309 Havemeyer Hall
Jonathan Owen 3.5 72/190
CHEM 1403 003/76540 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
301 Pupin Laboratories
Ruben Savizky 3.5 41/190
CHEM 1403 004/73953 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
329 Pupin Laboratories
Robert Beer 3.5 30/132

CHEM W1500 General Chemistry Laboratory. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Lab Fee: $140.

Corequisites: CHEM W1403 or CHEM W1404

An introduction to basic techniques of modern experimental chemistry, including quantitative procedures and chemical analysis. Students must register for a Lab Lecture section for this course (CHEM W1501). Please check the Directory of Classes for details. Please note that CHEM W1500 is offered in the fall and spring semesters.

Fall 2015: CHEM W1500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 001/17296 T 1:10pm - 4:55pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny, Sarah Hansen 3 20/46
CHEM 1500 002/23181 T 6:10pm - 9:55pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny, Sarah Hansen 3 35/46
CHEM 1500 003/66304 W 1:10pm - 4:55pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny, Sarah Hansen 3 25/46
CHEM 1500 004/76505 Th 1:10pm - 4:55pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny, Sarah Hansen 3 9/46

CHEM W1404 General Chemistry II ( Lecture). 3.5 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, Recitation Section Required

Prerequisites: CHEM W1403.
Corequisites: MATH V1101

Although CHEM W1403 and CHEM W1404 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially. Topics include gases, kinetic theory of gases, states of matter: liquids and solids, chemical equilibria, applications of equilibria, acids and bases, chemical thermodynamics, energy, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, periodic properties, chemical kinetics, and electrochemistry. The order of presentation of topics may differ from the order presented here, and from year to year.  Students must ensure they register for the recitation that corresponds to the lecture section. Please check the Directory of Classes for details.

Organic Chemistry

CHEM W3443 Organic Chemistry I (Lecture). 3.5 points.

Recitation Section Required

Prerequisites: CHEM W1404 or CHEM W1604 and CHEM W1500

The principles of organic chemistry. The structure and reactivity of organic molecules are examined from the standpoint of modern theories of chemistry. Topics include stereochemistry, reactions of organic molecules, mechanisms of organic reactions, syntheses and degradations of organic molecules, and spectroscopic techniques of structure determination. Although CHEM W3443 and CHEM W3444 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially.  Students must ensure they register for the recitation which corresponds to the lecture section. Please check the Directory of Classes for details.

Fall 2015: CHEM W3443
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3443 001/76456 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Virginia Cornish 3.5 83/190
CHEM 3443 002/29812 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Luis Campos 3.5 190/190
CHEM 3443 003/19142 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Charles Doubleday 3.5 132/132

CHEM W3444 Organic Chemistry II (Lecture). 3.5 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, Recitation Section Required

Prerequisites: CHEM W1404 or CHEM W1604 and CHEM W1500.

The principles of organic chemistry. The structure and reactivity of organic molecules are examined from the standpoint of modern theories of chemistry. Topics include stereochemistry, reactions of organic molecules, mechanisms of organic reactions, syntheses and degradations of organic molecules, and spectroscopic techniques of structure determination. Although CHEM W3443 and CHEM W3444 are separate courses, students are expected to take both terms sequentially.  Students must ensure they register for the recitation which corresponds to the lecture section. Please check the Directory of Classes for details.

CHEM W3493 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (Techniques). 1.5 point.

Lab Fee: $63.00

Prerequisites: CHEM W1403-CHEM W1404; CHEM W1500
Corequisites: CHEM W3443.

Techniques of experimental organic chemistry, with emphasis on understanding fundamental principles underlying the experiments in methodology of solving laboratory problems involving organic molecules.  Attendance at the first lab lecture and laboratory session is mandatory. Please note that CHEM W3493 is the first part of a full year organic chemistry laboratory course.  Students must register for the lab lecture section (CHEM W3495) which corresponds to their lab section. Students must attend ONE lab lecture and ONE lab section every other week.  Please contact your advisors for further information.

Fall 2015: CHEM W3493
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3493 001/28596 M 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Danielle Sedbrook 1.5 24/24
CHEM 3493 002/28029 T 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Danielle Sedbrook 1.5 24/24
CHEM 3493 003/29568 T 6:00pm - 9:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Danielle Sedbrook 1.5 34/34
CHEM 3493 004/60941 W 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 1.5 34/34
CHEM 3493 005/22193 Th 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 1.5 33/34
CHEM 3493 006/29569 F 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 1.5 34/34
CHEM 3493 007/94255 M 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202 Havemeyer Hall
Danielle Sedbrook 1.5 24/24
CHEM 3493 008/60820 T 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202 Havemeyer Hall
Danielle Sedbrook 1.5 24/24
CHEM 3493 009/63441 T 6:00pm - 9:50pm
202 Havemeyer Hall
Danielle Sedbrook 1.5 34/34
CHEM 3493 010/60530 W 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202 Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 1.5 34/34
CHEM 3493 011/62279 Th 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202 Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 1.5 25/34
CHEM 3493 012/74779 F 1:00pm - 4:50pm
202a Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 1.5 34/34

CHEM W3494 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (Synthesis). 1.5 point.

Lab Fee: $62.00

Prerequisites: CHEM W1403-CHEM W1404; CHEM W1500; CHEM W3493
Corequisites: CHEM W3444.

Please note that you must complete CHEM W3493 before you register for CHEM W3494.  This lab introduces students to experimental design and trains students in the execution and evaluation of scientific data.  The technique experiments in the first half of the course (CHEM W3493) teach students to develop and master the required experimental skills to perform the challenging synthesis experiments in the second semester.  The learning outcomes for this lab are the knowledge and experimental skills associated with the most important synthetic routes widely used in industrial and research environments. Attendance at the first lab lecture and laboratory session is mandatory. Please note that CHEM W3494 is the second part of a full year organic chemistry laboratory course.  Students must register for the lab lecture section (CHEM W3496) which corresponds to their lab section. Students must attend ONE lab lecture and ONE lab section every other week.  Please contact your advisors for further information.

Physics

PHYS W1201 General Physics I. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Same course as PHYS W1201x, but given off-sequence. The course will use elementary concepts from calculus. Students should therefore have some basic background in calculus or should be concurrently taking MATH V1101y, Calculus I. The accompanying laboratory is PHYS W1291y.

Fall 2015: PHYS W1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1201 001/71382 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
301 Pupin Laboratories
Michael Shaevitz 3 160/160
PHYS 1201 002/14336 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
428 Pupin Laboratories
Bradley Johnson 3 81/130
PHYS 1201 003/20059 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
428 Pupin Laboratories
Burton Budick 3 75/130

PHYS W1291 General Physics Laboratory I. 1 point.

Corequisites: PHYS F1201x-F1202y or PHYS V1201x-V1202y.

This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course (PHYS W1201x-W1202y) and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture.

Fall 2015: PHYS W1291
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PHYS 1291 001/20669 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 002/13528 M 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 003/73413 M 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 004/61714 M 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 005/67980 M 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 11/15
PHYS 1291 006/61906 M 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 12/15
PHYS 1291 007/10949 T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 008/17402 T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 009/60305 T 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 12/15
PHYS 1291 010/75011 T 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 8/15
PHYS 1291 011/64434 T 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 10/15
PHYS 1291 012/25406 T 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 1/15
PHYS 1291 013/61145 W 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 014/61322 W 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 015/24174 W 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 016/18167 W 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 11/15
PHYS 1291 017/21198 W 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 3/15
PHYS 1291 018/63586 W 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 2/15
PHYS 1291 019/12541 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 020/29671 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 021/17487 Th 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 15/15
PHYS 1291 022/22866 Th 4:10pm - 7:10pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 10/15
PHYS 1291 023/11920 Th 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 8/15
PHYS 1291 024/26339 Th 7:30pm - 10:30pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 1/15
PHYS 1291 025/24978 F 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 12/15
PHYS 1291 026/28805 F 1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Flr Pupin Laboratories
Giuseppina Cambareri 1 14/15

PHYS W1292 General Physics Laboratory II. 1 point.

Corequisites: PHYS F1201x-F1202y or PHYS V1201x-V1202y.

This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course (PHYS W1201x-W1202y) and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture.

PHYS W1292 General Physics Laboratory II. 1 point.

Corequisites: PHYS F1201x-F1202y or PHYS V1201x-V1202y.

This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course (PHYS W1201x-W1202y) and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture.

Mathematics Courses

Calculus

MATH V1101 Calculus I. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: see Courses for First-Year Students. Functions, limits, derivatives, introduction to integrals.

The Help Room in 333 Milbank Hall (Barnard College) is open during the day, Monday through Friday, to students seeking individual help from the teaching assistants. (SC) 

Fall 2015: MATH V1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1101 001/07384 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
Dusa McDuff 3 78/100
MATH 1101 002/03710 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Ina Petkova 3 18/100
MATH 1101 003/70888 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
717 Hamilton Hall
Hao Shen 3 14/120
MATH 1101 004/08001 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Ina Petkova 3 24/100
MATH 1101 005/25030 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
207 Mathematics Building
Hao Shen 3 15/120
MATH 1101 006/16745 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
Bin Guo 3 8/120
MATH 1101 007/12354 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
James Cornish 3 30/30
MATH 1101 008/75010 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
407 Mathematics Building
Chongli Wang 3 11/30
MATH 1101 009/29428 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
407 Mathematics Building
3 17/30
MATH 1101 010/14374 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
417 Mathematics Building
Chao Li 3 12/100
MATH 1101 011/18231 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
417 Mathematics Building
Chao Li 3 13/100
MATH 1101 012/66646 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
407 Mathematics Building
Alexander Cowan 3 29/30

MATH V1102 Calculus II. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: MATH V1101 or the equivalent.

Methods of integration, applications of the integral, Taylor's theorem, infinite series. (SC) 

Fall 2015: MATH V1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1102 001/24362 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
207 Mathematics Building
David Hansen 3 31/120
MATH 1102 002/28533 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
516 Hamilton Hall
3 7/116
MATH 1102 003/22216 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
Peter Woit 3 5/116
MATH 1102 004/28993 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
312 Mathematics Building
Patrick Gallagher 3 19/116
MATH 1102 005/70933 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
3 12/100
MATH 1102 006/12697 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
312 Mathematics Building
Salim Altug 3 12/116
MATH 1102 007/17816 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
207 Mathematics Building
Salim Altug 3 13/120
MATH 1102 008/17494 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
Kyeongsu Choi 3 4/30

Statistics

STAT W1111 Introduction to Statistics (without calculus). 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement, BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: Intermediate high school algebra.

Designed for students in fields that emphasize quantitative methods. Graphical and numerical summaries, probability, theory of sampling distributions, linear regression, analysis of variance, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.  Quantitative reasoning and data analysis. Practical experience with statistical software. Illustrations are taken from a variety of fields. Data-collection/analysis project with emphasis on study designs is part of the coursework requirement. 

Fall 2015: STAT W1111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 1111 001/27287 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
207 Mathematics Building
Banu Baydil 3 112/152
STAT 1111 002/26194 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
614 Schermerhorn Hall
Banu Baydil 3 100/120
STAT 1111 003/72481 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
517 Hamilton Hall
David Rios 3 36/86

Psychology (Recommended)

PSYC W1001 The Science of Psychology. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Enrollment may be limited. Attendance at the first two class periods is mandatory. Broad survey of psychological science including: sensation and perception; learning, memory, intelligence, language, and cognition; emotions and motivation; development, personality, health and illness, and social behavior. Discusses relations between the brain, behavior, and experience. Emphasizes science as a process of discovering both new ideas and new empirical results. 

Fall 2015: PSYC W1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 001/65450 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall
Patricia Lindemann 3 149/50
PSYC 1001 002/70513 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
501 Schermerhorn Hall
Kathleen Taylor 3 116/50