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.
|2||18-Aug||common class - all sections meet together|
|21-Aug||Ia - Begin units|
|2-Oct||Ia - Begin Second Unit|
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.