Approved SFA Courses

Last updated Sept. 13, 2021

The list of currently approved SFA courses includes two categories: general introductory science courses (for majors and minors) and courses designed for SFA. Both categories satisfy the core science requirement. This course list will be updated as new courses are added or previous courses are significantly modified.

* = Core pathways courses

Courses Designed for SFA

Course IDTitleInstructorCross-listed


BIOL-004Georgetown EcologyBarrows, Edward 
BIOL-008Ecology and the EnvironmentFox, Jennifer 
BIOL-014*Ecology of CitiesWhitmer, Ali 
BIOL-015*Molecular Scissors: CRISPRChoi, Kaitlyn 
BIOL-016Biodiversity and Conservationvan Doorn, Angela 
BIOL-019Extr BlueWorld: Biol Marine MamMann, Janet
*Foroughirad, Vivienne (Spr22)
 BIOL-021Science of Sustainable Food SystemsHahn, WilliamINAF 180-08 &-09
BIOL-010Science as a NarrativeChoi, Kaitlyn 
BIOL-0XXMedicine and HumanityChan, Mun Chun 
BIOL- 030 A Microscopic View of TuscanyRosenwald, Anne 
BIOL-040 Biology for TravelersWagner, Christian INAF-180-12
BIOL-055Introduction to Forest EcologyBarrows, Edward M. 
BIOL-100Principles and Practices of Biological ResearchPatten, M, and Elmendorf, H. 
IDST XXXEvolution for Everyday LifeFox, Jennifer 


CHEM-012Chemistry in Everyday LifeGlick, Diana 
CHEM-015*Chemistry of Climate Change Stoll, Sarah 
CHEM-024Chemistry of Human BodyBertke, Michelle M. 
CHEM-025Intro to Forensic ChemistryItani, Mohammad 
CHEM-026Science in the NewsBertke, Michelle 
CHEM-028*Climate ChangeZimerman, Oscar 
 CHEM-080Scientific Advancement and the Evolution of Energy Security         Gunderson, VictoriaINAF180-06

Environmental Studies

ENST 190 The Science Behind the Stories van Doorn, Angela 
ENST 120Environmental Science for a Changing Worldvan Doorn, Angela 
ENST 141*Climate Change and Biodiversityvan Doorn, Angela
 ENST-180-01 &-02 Examining Crises through the Lens of Science                 Wei, CynthiaINAF180-01 &-02
 ENST-180-03 &-04Interface of Humans and Nature Wei, CynthiaINAF180-03 &-04
ENST 180-05The Science of WaterHoward, Douglas A.INAF180-05
ENST-181-01 Climate and Climate Change Schoonover, RodINAF180-07

Global Health

GLOH-177Epidemiological ApplicationsDragomir, Anca 

Health Systems Administration

HESY-184Introduction to EpidemiologyKraemer, John 

Human Science

HSCI-100Language of Health & DiseaseShepard, Blythe D. 

International Affairs

INAF-180-01 and -02Examining Crises through the Lens of ScienceWei, CynthiaENST 180-01 & -02
INAF-180-03 and -04Interface of Humans and NatureWei, CynthiaENST 180-03 & -04
INAF-180-05The Science of WaterHoward, Douglas A.ENST 180-05
INAF-180-06Scientific Advancement and the Evolution of Energy SecurityGunderson, VictoriaCHEM-080
INAF-180-07Climate and Climate ChangeSchoonover, RodENST-181-01
INAF-180-08 and -09Science of Sustainable Food SystemsHahn, WilliamBIO-021-01 & -02
INAF-180-11Energy Disasters and Possible SolutionsWagner, ChristianPHYS-022
INAF-180-12Biology for TravelersWagner, ChristianBIO-044
INAF-247-70Nuclear Know-how for PresidentsBarth, Kai-Henrik 
INAF-180-70Climate Know-how for PresidentsBarth, Kai-Henrik 
INAF 180-70Genes, Citizens, and SocietyLorenzetti, Diego 
INAF 180-71Physics for World LeadersTzortzakis, Stylianos 
INAF 180-72Physics for Peace and DevelopmentBuhali, Othmane  
INAF180-72Biophysics of Perception and Decision MakingYousef, Mohammed 
INAF180-72Introduction to Environmental ScienceMohammed, Sayeed  


PHYS-010The Way Things WorkBlair, Daniel 
PHYS-014Physics for Future LeadersCurrie, John F. 
PHYS-016*Physics of Climate ChangeDoughty, Leanne 
PHYS-017Science of Sound and SightJohnson, Patrick G. 
PHYS-018*Physics & Tech of your FutureDoughty, Leanne 
 PHYS-019Startling Truths Urbach, Jeff 
 PHYS-020 Innovating with Modern Physics Doughty, Leanne 
 PHYS-022 Energy Disasters and Possible Solutions Wagner, ChristianINAF180-011


PSYC-130Information in the BrainIan Lyons; Adam Green 
PSYC-234Cognitive NeuroscienceGreen, Adam; Vaidya, Chandan