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Foundations of Science begins in the second week of the Yale-NUS semester, to enable our second year students to attend the short courses offered by Yale University faculty. The schedule includes the two five-week disciplinary case studies, followed by the three weeks of the grand challenge. An outline of the schedule is shown below, in block format.

The exact schedule for First semester of 2015 is below. The class begins with a "common" meeting on August 18, in which the four sections will be introduced and the instructor team will lead a discussion about the book Ignorance. Each of the weeks in the five week units is designated with the Roman Numerals. Each instructor will provide a detailed breakdown of their 5-week section at the beginning of the class.

Week Date Comment
1 11-Aug no class
14-Aug no class
2 18-Aug common class - all sections meet together
21-Aug Ia - Begin units
3 25-Aug Ib
28-Aug Iia
4 1-Sep Iib
4-Sep IIIa
5 8-Sep IIIb
11-Sep Iva
6 15-Sep Ivb
18-Sep Va
22-Sep Recess week
25-Sep Recess week
7 29-Sep Vb (week7)
2-Oct Ia - Begin Second Unit
8 6-Oct Ib
9-Oct Iia
9 13-Oct Iib
16-Oct IIIa
10 20-Oct IIIb
23-Oct Iva
11 27-Oct Ivb
30-Oct Va
12 3-Nov Vb
6-Nov Grand Challenge
13 10-Nov Deepavali
13-Nov Grand Challenge
14 17-Nov Grand Challenge
20-Nov Grand Challenge
15 24-Nov Reading Week
27-Nov Reading Week
16 1-Dec Exams
4-Dec Exams

The overall flow during the semester can also be diagramed in a block diagram. A typical student would start at the top of the diagram, and move down through the two 5-week disciplinary case studies, into the Grand Challenge in the final weeks.


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