Engineering Sequence?

<p>I was just informed through CC posts that there are specific sequences of courses you could apply for if you are majoring in the humanities. I am wondering if there are specific sequences of courses us engineering majors can apply for....</p>


<p>Well, the HUM sequence isn't for only for humanities majors. It's open to everyone, and from what tunanfish has said, many non-humanities folks participate. I remember something about the integrated sciences two-year sequence in the folder, but I put it off somewhere since I know I won't be doing that. Still, it should be in the folder they sent, I believe.</p>

<p>They have some math/science series and sequence. It seems interesting.</p>

<p>was i the only one completely confused by the course selection book?</p>

<p>yes, there is the integrated science series, which i took this year. It is supposed to combine CHM 201-202, PHY 105-106, and COS 126, along with some basics of biology. Basically it fulfills all of the usual engineering requirements (minus math), or a good portion of any requirements for a science major. Its mostly geared to MOL majors, although a lot of people are into physics or some combination of the sciences.</p>

<p>the first year is A LOT of physics and A LOT of math. You spend classes trying to furiously write down the derivations that Bialek writes on the board and spend many many hours on problem sets. You need to be willing to devote a lot of time to it. About 1/3 of the class dropped out halfway.</p>

<p>that being said, its a great opportunity. Bialek is crazy smart, Botstein heads the Lewis-Seigler institute and came from Stanford in order to start this course. Chazelle, one of the Compsci teachers is really really famous, and the guy who sat in the back of our class this year and will teach us next year is Princeton's only Nobel Prize in medicine winner.</p>

<p>The teacher/student ratio is ridiculous. We've been going through the list of people we have to get cards for as a thank you, and its about 1:1. The lab TAs, instead of being grad students, run the real labs in Lewis Seigler. They throw so much money at us, with the computers and equiptment that we get to use in the lab. There have been labs where the TAs outnumber the students. </p>

<p>Also, the contacts that you make are amazing. Botstein called heads of two branches of the NIH to get me a summer internship this summer. Other students have gotten internships through him at Stanford, and several are working in his lab this summer.</p>

<p>It's something to think about, but realize that it will take a ton of work, and it is unlikely that you will get an A in the class. Also, there is more math and physics and less biology than advertised. Finally, you have to be willing to sit for 6 hours at a problem session (we have special access into icahn labs on our proxes because we'd be there so late at night for problem sets) contemplating the question: "consider a basketball, what questions might you ask about it?"</p>

<p>Wow! That sounds so intense. Besides the internship opportunities, what are the real advantages to doing thing?</p>

<p>hot off the press of the princeton weekly bulletin: "New freshman course integrates biology, physics, chemistry and computer science"</p>

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<p>you have all of your classes for that class in Icahn laboratories, which is a beautiful building and I think one of the most expensive academic buildings (cost per sf) ever built. Also you get to know your professors and TAs really well, as they outnumber the students. You get taught by amazing faculty because botstein has everyone at the institute basically teach/ta the course at some point. Plus it's a real bonding experience for the class. The class size that they want is about 30, to drop to about 20 after the first semester. Because we have special prox privilages, we held an integrated sleep over at icahn where we watched movies on the projector in our lecture hall.</p>

<p>gah! i so so want to take this. :) . except that i took AP physics this year and am sick of it by now....hopefully if i take the program, i'll live through next year. ljknfdjka i love science!!</p>

<p>WOW! I love Physics! I've studied it for 4 years! This sounds awesome! YAYYY! :)</p>

<p>It's 2 years long, right? If I take that and also the triple of honors Math courses to be a math major, will my head explode?</p>

<p>who is going for BSE and who is going for AB???</p>

<p>AB here :)</p>

<p>Whoop for AB!</p>

<p>AB!! (i think)</p>

<p>AB, of course</p>

<p>so were are all the engineering kids that Rapelye was so kicked about? :p</p>

<p>dunno... AB here :rolleyes:</p>

<p>BSE :)</p>

Ooooh! They do exist! <em>takes pictures</em> Haha.</p>